36 episodes

Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

The Thinking Leader Red Team Thinking

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 12 Ratings

Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

    Episode 35: How To Lead Effectively with Bestselling Author Captain David Marquet

    Episode 35: How To Lead Effectively with Bestselling Author Captain David Marquet

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader Bryce Hoffman and Marcus Dimbleby talk to Captain David Marquet, a retired United States Navy captain and the bestselling author of Turn the Ship Around and Leadership is Language.

     

    Captain David Marquet imagines a workplace where everyone engages, contributes their full intellectual capacity, and where everyone is a leader. 

     

    In this episode, the trio discuss what leadership is and how to lead effectively. As you will hear in the show, the current structure of leadership is overdue for a change. The system in place at the moment is a permission-based one where organizations reward the overachievers and feed their egos. The issue with this leadership style is that it relies on one person to make all the decisions. 

     

    A way to fix this is to give everyone autonomy and action with intention, not permission. Intention-based leadership doesn’t fall apart like a house of cards when the leader is not present. 

     

    In this episode you will hear: 

     


    How to fix the leadership issues in your organization 
    Why you should let your team be autonomous 
    Knowing when to be intentionally tough
    How to hold people accountable 

     

    Want to find out if you’re a Red Team Thinker? Click here to take a free assessment and get your personalized report: https://www.redteamthinking.com/rttassessment 

     

    Check out the brilliant books from Captain David Marquet Submarine video Turn the Ship Around and Language is Leadership 

     

    A great video and keynote on Captain David’s leadership philosophy can be found via Turn The Ship Around Keynote 

     

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/thethinkingleader

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redteamthinking/

    Connect with Bryce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycehoffman/

    Connect with Marcus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusdimbleby/

    Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision-making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

    • 50 min
    Episode 34: Quiet Quitting. Why Leaders Fail To Create A Productive Organizational Environment

    Episode 34: Quiet Quitting. Why Leaders Fail To Create A Productive Organizational Environment

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Bryce and Marcus discuss the concept of quiet quitting and the issues that are affecting leaders in today’s workplace. 

     

    Changes to the corporate world in recent years have been almost instantaneous and have had a profound and lasting impact on the way that we all work. Seemingly, a growing majority of people are no longer willing to do more than the bare minimum amount of work necessary to keep their job. This is down to a multitude of varying reasons - some avoidable, others not so much - but a large responsibility for a disenfranchised team is down to a problem with leadership in the working world.

     

    Those that are willing to go ‘above and beyond’ are often not being rewarded for exceeding expectations, which is ultimately encouraging people to accept mediocrity. 

     

    In the show, Bryce highlights that one of the issues is the fact that the wrong leaders are being promoted in the workplace and their levels of leadership skill, professional development and management competence are simply not up to scratch. 

     

    While this tsunami of workplace indifference seems to be sweeping organizations globally it is - in most cases - obvious that no one sets out to intentionally do a bad job. Realistically, most people want to make a positive difference in their working life but oftentimes there is just no incentive to do so.

     

    Seemingly, leaders are not making good relationships with the people on their teams which, in turn, results in them being less willing to exceed expectations. 

     

    In the episode, Marcus notes, from his time in the military, that the best leaders were those that were willing to put in the extra work and get their boots dirty. They led by example which meant they got the best out of their teams. This style of ‘roll up your sleeves’ management seems to garner respect, leading to others ‘upping their game’ in line with the expectation being shown.  

     

    This show will make you question whether, as a leader, you are willing to put in the extra time necessary to ensure that your team feels they can have an honest and open dialogue with you. 

     

    In this episode you will hear: 


    Why employees are not motivated to work hard
    What leaders need to do to have a motivated workforce
    How you can be a better team member 
    Why trust is so important in the workplace



    Want to find out if you’re a Red Team Thinker? Click here to take a free assessment and get your personalized report: https://www.redteamthinking.com/rttassessment

     

    Visit our website: https://redteamthinking.com

     

    Watch this episode on YouTube: www.red-team.tv

     

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redteamthinking/

    Connect with Bryce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycehoffman/

    Connect with Marcus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusdimbleby/

     

    Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision-making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

    • 31 min
    Episode 33: What The Human Race Has Built is Sub-Optimal with Institute For Future’s Michael Kleeman

    Episode 33: What The Human Race Has Built is Sub-Optimal with Institute For Future’s Michael Kleeman

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader Podcast Bryce speaks to Michael Kleeman, a technology strategist whose particular skill is in bridging technical and business issues. 

     

    Michael is currently Senior Fellow at the University of California, San Diego, working on critical systems and infrastructures with a focus on creating resilient communities. He is also a Board member at the American Red Cross, the Institute for the Future, and a senior advisor at BSR.

     

    Bryce and Michael discuss dealing with problems in complex systems. The main problem facing the human race is the fact we have built sub-optimal systems and processes that are unsustainable. These systems inherently produce waste products and lose value on a local level. Bryce recalls the time he met the founder of Toyota and how their company had a 100 year plan, positing that planning this far ahead is a necessity.

     

    Michael wants to see CEOs and leaders be incentivized to optimize their businesses for the long term. It is important for leaders to have a reason why they do what they do.

     

    In this episode you will hear: 


    How to use critical thinking to navigate the complexities of the world
    The intergenerational discount rate and the effects it has on how we make choices 
    Why you should think long term instead of short term
    What to do to become a mission driven leader 

     

    Want to find out if you’re a Red Team Thinker? Click here to take a free assessment and get your personalized report: https://www.redteamthinking.com/rttassessment 

     

    Visit our website: https://redteamthinking.com 

     

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.red-team.tv 

     

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redteamthinking/ 

    Connect with Bryce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycehoffman/ 

    Connect with Marcus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusdimbleby/ 

     

    Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

    • 47 min
    Episode 32: The Story of Red Team Thinking

    Episode 32: The Story of Red Team Thinking

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader Bryce Hoffman talks to James Burtt, executive producer of The Thinking Leader Podcast.

     

    Bryce explains what Red Team Thinking is and how he became aware of it. The core principles of Red Team Thinking are to use critical thinking to create plans with resilience, diversity of thought and enable distributed decision making. It is a way for leaders to know what they don’t know. 

     

    Bryce was alerted to the idea of contrarian thinking by the movie World War Z and a concept in it, “the 10th Man Theory”. After 6 months of knocking on doors and sending emails he got into the Red Team Leading Course at the Pentagon, making him the first civilian that is military certified in Red Team Thinking.    

     

    In this episode you will hear: 


    How Bryce discovered Red Team Thinking
    What are the principles of Red Team Thinking
    Bryce's process of writing the book “Red Teaming”
    Why organizations benefit from implementing Red Team Thinking

     

    The 10th Man Israel’s Strategy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k25X3KY_m8k 

     

    For more information about this episode head to https://www.phonic.media/ 

     

    Want to find out if you’re a Red Team Thinker? Click here to take a free assessment and get your personalized report: https://www.redteamthinking.com/rttassessment

     

    Visit our website: https://redteamthinking.com 

     

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.red-team.tv 

     

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redteamthinking/ 

    Connect with Bryce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycehoffman/ 

    Connect with Marcus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusdimbleby/

     

     

    Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

    • 34 min
    Episode 31: Coaching Leaders to make Real Change with Justin Foster

    Episode 31: Coaching Leaders to make Real Change with Justin Foster

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Bryce Hoffman and Marcus Dimbleby talk to Justin Foster, of Foster Thinking – an unorthodox coach and brand whisperer who helps leaders break out of their shells and make real change in the world.

    They discuss the benefit of changing systems and how hard it can be for organizations to accept heretical leadership. Justin believes that leadership begins in the heart, and he has spent two decades providing unconventional and revolutionary brand strategy coaching to executives and founders in many different industries. 

    In this episode you will hear:


    Why radical change is needed in the way businesses are led
    How to build more effective leadership team
    How to identify the issues that are holding your team back

     

    For more information about this episode head to:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/fosterjustin 

    https://www.instagram.com/fosterthinking/ 

    https://fosterthinking.com

     

    Want to find out if you’re a Red Team Thinker? Click here to take a free assessment and get your personalized report: https://www.redteamthinking.com/rttassessment 

     

    Visit our website: https://redteamthinking.com 

     

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.red-team.tv 

     

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redteamthinking/ 

    Connect with Bryce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycehoffman/ 

    Connect with Marcus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusdimbleby/ 

     

    Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

    • 49 min
    Episode 30: Is Your Business Operating Like Putin's Russia?

    Episode 30: Is Your Business Operating Like Putin's Russia?

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader Podcast Bryce and Marcus talk about autocratic leadership, hierarchical organisations and about excessive command and control in the business world.

    They discuss an article “Why War Fails” by Lawrence Freedman, a professor of War Studies at King's College London and one of the world's most distinguished experts on foreign policy, international relations and strategy. 

    Marcus explains why senior leaders should want to hear the truth about what is happening within their organisations and take action. He explains a theory by Patrick Lencioni about the 5 dysfunctions of a team and shows how these root problems cause poor teamwork; but with red team thinking they can develop strategies to overcome them. 

     

    WHY WAR FAILS ARTICLE - https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2022-06-14/ukraine-war-russia-why-fails 

     

    THE 3 C’S CLARITY CAPABILITY & CULTURE - https://www.redteamthinking.com/podcasts/the-thinking-leader/episodes/2147726794

     

    In this episode you will learn:


    Why you should look to be challenged as a leader 
    How to figure out what lies you tell yourself 
    What you should do as a leader
    The 5 dysfunctions of a team

     

    Want to find out if you’re a Red Team Thinker? Click here to take a free assessment and get your personalized report: https://www.redteamthinking.com/rttassessment 

     

    Visit our website: https://redteamthinking.com 

    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.red-team.tv

    Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/redteamthinking/

    Connect with Bryce: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brycehoffman/

    Connect with Marcus: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcusdimbleby/ 

     

    Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and agility expert Marcus Dimbleby talk about decision making, strategy, resilience and leadership with some of the world’s best CEOs, cognitive scientists, writers, and thinkers in this weekly podcast. Each episode offers new ideas and insights you can use to become a better leader and a better thinker – because bad leaders react, good leaders plan, and great leaders think!

     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

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Fantastic Conversations

I am very excited The Thinking Leader is back to producing new episodes. Every episode provides helpful information and ideas for leaders navigating our VUCAH world.

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Red Team Thinking WORKS

These interviews are powerful. You will learn something in every single episode. SImply superb.

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Outstanding, give practical tools and insights for personal and professional growth

So glad this podcast returned. It is stronger than ever. The two hosts have lived and continue to live in the world they speak about. All guests have contributed to the deepening of my knowledge of Red Team Thinking.

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