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When More is Not Better with Roger L. Martin – #235

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Sometimes we need to think differently. Kevin sits down with Roger L. Martin, author of When More is Not Better – Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency. In his latest book, Roger explains how more is better for a while until we become obsessed. Roger and Kevin tackle leadership as it relates to models and working in silos. The job of a good leader is to not only encourage but make sure communication is happening across departments. Systems aren’t complicated, just complex. We need to consider how things work together and have real discussions about the pieces of the puzzle for more robust decisions. Roger also shares the big picture of economic efficiency and how we as leaders and individuals play a role in the system.

In this episode, Roger discusses:

  1. The problem with models.
  2. Reductionism.
  3. When more is not better.

Quote Image: Sometimes we need to think differently. Kevin sits down with Roger L. Martin, author of When More is Not Better – Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency. In his latest book, Roger explains how more is better for a while until we become obsessed. Roger and Kevin tackle leadership as it relates to models and working in silos. The job of a good leader is to not only encourage but make sure communication is happening across departments. Systems aren’t complicated, just complex. We need to consider how things work together and have real discussions about the pieces of the puzzle for more robust decisions. Roger also shares the big picture of economic efficiency and how we as leaders and individuals play a role in the system.

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