Who are The PDC?
The PDC is a decision making company, we help individuals and organisations find creative solutions to complex problems. Our unique and powerful engagements are underpinned by our exclusive relationship with Roger Martin.
Established in 2002 to bring together the best of business with the best of psychology, we work with clients at all levels of an organisation to unearth key insights, drive behavioural change and deliver better business outcomes. We are a dynamic coaching and organisational change consultancy.
Clients rely on us to unlock new ways of thinking; helping them to shift attitudes and change behaviours to deliver new and superior outcomes.
We are the UK’s leading provider of Integrative Thinking Skills.
- 10 April, 2013Attended a breakfast this morning at which Roger Martin and Jennifer Riel spoke about the Rotman iThink programme, an initiative to teach the philosophy and tools from their flagship integrative Thinking MBA program in local secondary schools. This initiative started as a pilot in one progressive private school in Toronto, Branksome Hall and has expanded to encompass teaching in both private and public sectors within Toronto and across Canada. What has surprised and delighted Roger and Jennifer is the quality of the solutions that these 16 year olds have been able to generate. Reflecting on this quality Roger has observed that the quality is just as good as that which they see from a typical MBA class, which leaves him wondering what six years of additional formal education and several years business experience have delivered. More than any other Integrative Thinking initiative this has captured the imagination of Roger and the team not only because of the significant and immediate shifts it has created for these pupils but also because of the life skills that is provides them with and which over time they might use to transform the way Canada and perhaps the rest of the world think about problem solving, decision making and creativity
- 10 April, 2013Roger Martin launched his latest book "Playing to Win" in Canary Wharf London this afternoon. Written in collaboration with his long time friend and colleague, AG Lafley, the book provides a revolutionary perspective on the keys to developing great corporate strategy. As if an incentive were required to read this book, Roger promised no more SWOT analysis and no more lengthy strategy documents for those who adopted the premise of the book. His contention is that strategy is about making explicit choices about where you play and win. The book goes onto to articulate 5 choices that they feel are key to any successful strategy namely:
- What is your winning aspiration?;
- Where shall we play?
- How we will win?
- What capabilities must we have?
- What management systems are required?
The book is peppered with examples gleaned from Roger and AG's successful careers and was describe by one attendee of the launch as "up there with seminal work of Michael Porters". It has been serialised in the Harvard Business Review and reviewed by numerous titles and looks set to rewrite the rules on how organisations "do" strategy
- 19 December, 2012Integrative Thinking is a framework for critical thinking and decision making, that helps leaders with seemingly intractable problems make better, more innovative solutions
- 19 December, 2012Provides an overview of some of the primary outcomes from using Integrative Thinking; uniquely it provides a solution to tough, seemingly intractable choices whilst increasing collaboration across your organisation and thus transforming your culture.
- 28 July, 2011Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions -- motion, speech, self-awareness -- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.
- 19 January, 2011What distinguishes a brilliant leader from a conventional one? In this insightful book, Roger Martin shows that brilliant leaders are skilled at integrated thinking – the ability to hold two opposing ideas in their minds at one, and then reach a synthesis that contains elements of both but improves on each.