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Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and his expert guests 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 Bryce Hoffman

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 19 Ratings

Bestselling business author Bryce Hoffman and his expert guests 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!

    Rebroadcast - Uncertainty and the Limits of AI with Chris Butler

    Rebroadcast - Uncertainty and the Limits of AI with Chris Butler

    2023 has been the year of AI, so for this episode of The Thinking Leader, we look back on Bryce’s conversation with Chris Butler, Lead Product Manager at Google, in a thought-provoking discussion about all things AI.

     

    The discussion centers on intricate aspects such as strategy, team dynamics, and infrastructure, while placing importance on eliminating unnecessary processes and focusing on simplicity. Chris speaks on the significance of working assumptions in business, and sheds light on Google's core machine learning infrastructure.

     

    Bryce & Chris explore the opportunities to harness the power of AI and how to effectively use machine learning systems They discuss how AI and human decision-making can work with applied critical thinking skills in guiding leaders.

     

    In this episode:


    Why you need to remove processes, not just add them
    How to turn divergent thinking into convergent thinking
    The limitations with current AI language learning models
    How to use randomized constraints to improve your decision making



    Find out more about The Uncertainty Project: https://www.theuncertaintyproject.org/

     

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    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!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Rebroadcast - Episode 50: Best Guest Lessons

    Rebroadcast - Episode 50: Best Guest Lessons

    In this rebroadcast of the 50th episode celebration, Producer James interviews Bryce about some of the most memorable conversations and valuable lessons from the podcast's first 50 episodes.

     

    Bryce talks about his background as a journalist and how the experience provided him with valuable insights into the inner workings of businesses and industries. He also discusses the decision to leave journalism and how podcasting has allowed him to continue his curiosity and learning through interviews with experts in their fields.

     

    Bryce loves how podcasting gives him the opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with an audience, and looks forward to continuing to bring thought-provoking content in the future.

     

    Listen to the conversations mentioned in this episode:

    Alan Mulally on Leadership in Times of Crisis

    Part 1 of Allan Mullaly’s BPR process

     Gary Klein on Using Premortem Analysis

    Dave Snowden on Decision Making in Chaotic Scenarios

    Captain David Marquet on How To Lead Effectively

    Michael Kleeman on What The Human Race Has Built is Sub-Optimal

    Rose Fass on Chocolate Conversations

    Justin Foster on Coaching Leaders to make Real Change

    Rebecca Harding on The Weaponization of Trade

     

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

     

    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!

    • 35 min
    Rebroadcast - What The Human Race Has Built is Suboptimal with Michael Kleeman

    Rebroadcast - What The Human Race Has Built is Suboptimal with Michael Kleeman

    With COP28 coming to a close this week, we throw back to Episode 33 of The Thinking Leader where Bryce spoke with Michael Kleeman about what the human race has built is sub-optimal. This conversation feels more important than ever given the potential of the decisions being made about the fate of the planet in Dubai this week.

     

    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

     

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

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

     

    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
    Rebroadcast - Unlearning for Success with Barry O’Reilly

    Rebroadcast - Unlearning for Success with Barry O’Reilly

    This week we throw back to Episode 3 of The Thinking Leader to Bryce’s conversation with Barry O’Reilly.

     

    In this episode, Bryce talks to Barry O’Reilly about the need for leaders to “unlearn” things that are no longer valid or no longer serve them and explains how major corporations have used his unlearning process to achieve greater success.

     

    Barry is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author of the book Unlearn: Let Go of Past Success to Achieve Extraordinary Results. He is also the co-author of the international bestseller: Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale. Barry is a speaker, writer, and contributor to The Economist, Strategy+Business, and the MIT Sloan Management Review. He also is a member of the faculty at Singularity Universitythe founder of ExecCamp, the entrepreneurial experience for executives. His mission is to help purposeful, technology-led businesses innovate at scale.

     

    In this episode:


    What is Unlearning?
    The difference between a decision-making process and a decision-making practice
    Why so many digital transformations fail
    How to be a more agile, resilient leader
    What to do if you’re not the one in charge of an organization that needs to unlearn

     

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    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!

    • 39 min
    Why Most Agile Transformations Fail with Nana Abban

    Why Most Agile Transformations Fail with Nana Abban

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Marcus Dimbleby talks with Nana Abban about why Agile transformations are often failing in organizations.

    They discuss how applying Agile practices without first addressing organizational culture and critical thinking is putting the cart before the horse.

    Nana explains his approach of focusing on transparency, alignment, engagement and other factors to improve flow before implementing specific methodologies. He also emphasizes developing an "Ubuntu" mindset of shared humanity and moving from a "human to human" approach over rigid business models.

    In this episode:

    The seven elements of Nana's approach?

    What the Ubuntu philosophy is about

    Why Agile often fails

    Connect with Nana via https://www.linkedin.com/in/nana-abban-2a43b460/?originalSubdomain=gh

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    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!

    • 52 min
    Leading In Emergency Situations with Dan Dworkis MD PhD

    Leading In Emergency Situations with Dan Dworkis MD PhD

    In this episode of The Thinking Leader, Bryce Hoffman and Marcus Dimbleby talk with Dr. Dan Dworkis, Chief Medical Officer at Mission Critical Team Institute, about swarm teams in mission critical environments like hospitals. 

     

    They discuss how teams are formed in emergency situations, bringing together whoever is available to respond to critical issues immediately. However, Dr. Dworkis notes that while swarm teams are effective at responding to crises, hospitals often fail to debrief afterwards or capture lessons learned. Bryce and Marcus suggest ways that hospitals could implement an anonymous online feedback system and regular team meetings to ensure swarming experiences are used to continuously improve emergency response procedures.

     

    In this episode:


    How to make decisions under pressure 
    How to make better decisions in emergency situations
    How to improve teamwork in your company
    How to build trust in a big team
    How to improve hospital emergency response procedures
    How to handle emergencies

     

     

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    Visit our website: https://redteamthinking.com 

     

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    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!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

PeteSteg ,

Leadership development for the thinking person

So much value here. I appreciate Bryce’s focus on ideas and innovative thinking. His guests are top-rate. Check out the November 2023 episode with Rich Horwath as a great example. This is a reliably valuable resource by leaders and future leaders.

wkoz81 ,

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.

Kb355 ,

Red Team Thinking WORKS

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

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