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Becoming part of the solution with Roger L. Martin

In February 2015, Roger L. Martin joined us to talk about innovation, incentive, and inspiration. This is the stuff that drives teams to face the most complex, stubborn challenges with surprising and creative solutions.

That episode quickly cemented itself as one of our most listened-to episodes in the nine years that we have been producing this show. Roger effortlessly demonstrates the kind of approach to change that has become foundational to our work at Teibel Ed. We’re not solving problems, we’re navigating uncertainty.

In his time as Dean of the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, he managed to enroll his best educators to help him solve a seemingly intractable recruiting challenge. The story he tells of this experience is at once bold and charming, and it carries our central message this week: what does it mean to be part of the solution, not part of the problem?

Professor Martin’s work in Harvard Business Review, “The Rise — and Likely Fall — of the Talent Economy,” lays out the case for the disconnect of high salaries to performance in knowledge work. But can the same case be made for the impact of significant financial goals on cultivating our best creative solutions from our most engaged and willing teams?

From Howard Teibel’s work with institutions in administrative and academic reviews and Professor Martin’s work as an academic and business leader comes a conversation that addresses the competencies of our teams, inspiring our best players to do their best work in the face of the significant challenges before them.

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About Roger L. Martin

Professor Roger Martin is a writer, strategy advisor and currently #1 ranked management thinker in the world. He is the former Dean and Institute Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada.

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