10 Best Leadership Podcasts to get you Inspired

Post by Open Colleges on September 19th, 2022

Great leaders have one thing in common: they never stop learning. Podcasts are perfect for leaders and intellectually curious people. They’re an excellent way to build knowledge and increase your leadership skills, whilst going about your daily routine.

But with new leadership and educational podcasts being launched daily, which are the best? Keep reading to find out!

1. Take Command with Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie is the author of the best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. His podcast explores what leadership really means in today's world. Hosted by Joe Hart, (CEO of Dale Carnegie) this podcast is designed to spark the next level of growth in your management career.

2. The New Manager with Kim Nicol

If you’re a new manager and you’re looking for simple, practical tips, look no further than Kim Nicol’s podcast. Nicol is a life coach with expertise in mindfulness and leadership. With her podcasts, you'll learn how to be a better manager with easy, doable ideas and frameworks. 

3. Leadership and Loyalty with Dov Baron

What podcast do top Fortune 500 executives listen to? This one! Every Wednesday and Sunday, host Dov Baron, interviews world-class guests who share the raw truth of their heroic journeys from devastation to purpose. Leadership and loyalty advocates an authentic form of leadership based on emotional intelligence and fearless honesty. Don’t miss this one!

4. Coaching for Leaders with Dave Stachowiak

The philosophy of this leadership podcast is "Leaders aren't born, they're made. Dave’s podcast includes conversations with bestselling authors, expert researchers, and everyday leaders, and focuses on helping leaders discover practical wisdom, and how to build meaningful relationships.

5. People Managing People with Tim Reitsma

This podcast focuses on the value of people. Featuring guests from diverse backgrounds, it teaches you how to lead and build an amazing workplace culture. Topics include the future of work, employee engagement, retention, leadership development, workplace culture, and productivity.

6. Ted Business with Modupe Akinola

Hosted by Modupe Akinola of Columbia Business School, this podcast is for anyone striving to overcome challenges in their position. Want to know how to land that promotion, set smart goals, undo injustice at work, or unlock the next big innovation? Whatever your business conundrum, there’s a Ted Business podcast for it.  

7. Future Women Leadership Series with Helen Mccabe

Learn how to navigate the often complex challenges faced by women on their path to a senior leadership role. In this podcast, you’ll learn valuable insights from influential women, who will challenge your thinking on what it means to be a leader, and how to build respect and loyalty.

8. Escient Talks Leadership with Stephen Mabbs, Rebecca Campbell-Burns

Looking for an Australian leadership podcast? Look no further than Escient Talks Leadership. In this series, hosts, Rebecca Campbell-Burns and Steve Mabbs, talk with Australian business and community leaders about leadership and what makes an effective leader.

9. Lead to Win with Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the author of several New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling books about leadership. Lead to Win focuses on how to achieve lasting success. From personal productivity tips, to personal development, you’ll find all the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed in life.   

10. Dare to Lead with Brene Brown

Casandra Brené Brown is an American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Brown rose to fame in 2011, after a TEDx talk that she gave in Houston, “The Power of Vulnerability,” went viral. (It's now one of the top five TED talks of all time!) 

Her popular podcast is based on her book, Dare to Lead, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Her podcasts are all about courage-building for leaders at every level.

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