Creating Great Choices: A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking

  • 7h 30m 54s
  • Jennifer Riel, Roger L. Martin
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2017

A practical four-step methodology for any leader or manager facing a tough choice, and for creating integrative solutions to big, complex, and pressing problems. Conventional wisdom - and business school curricula - teaches us that making trade-offs is inevitable when it comes to hard choices. But sometimes, accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough: the choices in front of us don't get us what we need. In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and better answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and fellow Rotman expert Jennifer Riel vividly show how they have refined and enhanced the understanding and practice of integrative thinking through their work teaching the concept and its principles to business and nonprofit executives, MBA students, even kids.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Integrative Thinking 2.0
  • Chapter 2 - How We Choose
  • Chapter 3 - A New Way to Think
  • Chapter 4 - A Methodology
  • Chapter 5 - Articulating Opposing Models
  • Chapter 6 - Examining the Models
  • Chapter 7 - Generating Possibilities
  • Chapter 8 - Assessing the Prototypes
  • Chapter 9 - A Way of Being in the World