The 6 Best Podcasts on Leadership

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You know you want to become a great leader, but the problem is you don't have time to develop your leadership skills.

When you wake up in the morning, you're focused on all the things you've got to get done and you rarely have time to do courses and read books on the topic. 

The truth is, it's hard to become great leader through experience. I mentioned in my last post that being a "good" leader isn't so much about having years of experience.

As you've probably discovered, there are tons of managers, some of whom you've worked with, that have years experience but aren't effective leaders.

To learn how to be a good leader, you need to first learn what good leadership looks like. This means knowing what to do, how to lead and inspire people and how to behave and handle difficult conversations and situations. 

And this is where podcasts come in.

Podcasts are amazing for teaching you what you need to know in a bite sized entertaining way that fits in your schedule. I listen to them when I'm walking, cleaning, cooking ... basically doing physical activities that require minimal mental focus.

The next time you're heading out or doing small stuff, instead of listening to music, put on a leadership podcast and you'll be surprised by how much you'll grow as a leader every week.

Here are the top 6 podcasts I've found on leadership.

 

PODCAST 1: Michael Hyatt - Lead to Win

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Lead to Win is an amazing podcast.

Every week, Michael Hyatt shares bitesized leadership for lasting success. He focuses on teaching executives (and aspiring executives) how to succeed at work and win in life.

Every week he dives into topics such as how to be productive, how to communicate your vision, how to avoid being overworked (or overworking your team) and how to deal with emotional reactions that keep you stuck in your career.

 

To check out this podcast, click here.

 

PODCAST 2: Jacko Podcast 

I confess. I find Jacko Willink a bit intimidating, but he shares some really helpful and meaningful advice on leadership.

He's a decorated and retired Navy SEAL officer turned leadership author. He wrote the book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win and shares his experiences on how to lead and win when you feel at war in your life or at the office.

It's perfect if you're going through challenging times at work and want to develop the resilience and intelligence to succeed even when the odds are against you.

 

To check out this podcast, click here.

 

PODCAST 3: Coaching for Leaders

Dave Stachowiak, the host of Coaching for Leaders believes leadership can be taught.

So if you've ever found yourself wondering, "What am I supposed to do to create a vision for my team?" or "How do I get better feedback from my stakeholders?" or "Where do I start in holding a difficult employee accountable?" or "How can I successfully manage my former peers?" Dave is your guy.

He's built a community you can join to learn more about leadership which is amazing.

 

To check out this podcast, click here.

 

PODCAST 4: Dose of Leadership

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If you love learning how other people lead, this podcast is for you.

Richard Reirson created this podcast as the ultimate resource for inspiring and educational interviews with relevant and motivating leaders. You'll learn from real-life leadership & influence experts who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of the truth, common sense, and courageous leadership.

The podcast interviews leaders from all aspects of life; business leaders, entrepreneurs, authors and speakers.

 

To check out this podcast, click here.

PODCAST 5:The Women's Leadership Podcast

Women who want to learn from female leaders must totally check out Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin's leadership podcast.

She does insightful interviews and talks about new shifts in women's leadership, career advancement and work/life alignment. Her goal is to educate and inspire you to lead and make a positive impact in the world.

Sadly, Elizabeth has stopped updating this podcast as she's now focusing on political issues. But the leadership content she created as an Executive and Leadership Coach is amazing and can't be missed.

 

To check out this podcast, click here.

 

PODCAST 6: Lead X

Named the top leadership podcast by Inc, Kevin Krus's Lead X show teaches you how to accelerate your career and reach your full potential in just minutes a day.

Imagine hearing some of the world’s best mentors whispering into your ear every morning on your way to work. Every weekday, he interviews a leadership guru. Many of them are authors, some are CEOs, others are creatives or artists. They’re all successful in their own right and share practical advice on how to get ahead, how to achieve what you want at work and in other areas of your life.

These sessions are perfect to listen to on your morning commute, morning treadmill session or whatever else it is you do to start the day.

 

To check out this podcast, click here. 

 

And that's it. 

I'd love to know what you think. Have I missed anything? What podcast do you love listening to that teaches you about leadership? Leave a comment below. 

Hundreds of incredible people read this blog every week and your comment may help someone else get a breakthrough too. I can't wait to read your comment.