Creating Good Career Choices

CareerCast - Life-long Career Development

Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin

Are you working through a challenge that doesn’t seem to have an obvious solution? Roger Martin, advisor, business educator, and author of Creating Great Choices, believes that successful options come from a solid methodology to map out the problem and opposing ideas for solving it. In this CareerCast, Roger shares his approach, perspective, and insights to help you break through obstacles, advance toward your goals, and enhance your success, confidence, and courage.

Aired October 20, 2017

Roger Martin is an acclaimed author, an advisor to CEOs on strategy, design and integrative thinking, and a professor. He is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto (where he also served as Dean, from 1998-2013). Prior to Rotman, Roger spent 13 years as Director of Monitor Company, a global strategy consulting firm and served as co-head of the firm for two years. Roger has published 11 books, including The Design of Business, Fixing the Game, Playing to Win (with A.G. Lafley) and Getting Beyond Better (with Sally Osberg). A Canadian from Wallenstein, Ontario, Roger received his AB from Harvard College with a concentration in economics in 1979, and his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1981.

Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking by Jennifer Riel and Roger L. Martin (2017

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Smart Choices: A Practical Guide to Making Better Decisions by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, and Howard Raiffa (2015)

Four Seconds: All the Time You Need to Stop Counter-Productive Habits and Get the Results You Want by Peter Bregman (2015)

Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want by Nicholas Epley (2014)

Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example by Steve McClatchy (2014)

Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveriesby Peter Sims (2013)

The Decision Book: 50 Models for Strategic Thinking by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppeler (2012)

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck--Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen (2011)

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey (2009)

Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein (2009)

Creating Great Choices

Read an excerpt from Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking by Jennifer Riel and Roger L. Martin.

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