The phrase “leaders are born, not made” is a fairly popular statement, but luckily it’s the furthest thing from the truth. In reality, it’s very well possible to learn how to be a leader and learn how to be lead well. One easy way to learn more about leadership is by listening to podcasts about it. Podcasts have become one of the most popular forms of media and it’s easy for anyone to create a podcast, meaning that there are dozens of different expert leaders out there who have created podcasts where they discuss leadership and share their knowledge with their listeners, helping each of them become better leaders themselves. Here are a few of the top leadership podcasts.
Host Dave Stachowiak takes that phrase mentioned earlier and flips it around. “Leaders aren’t born, they’re made” is the motto of this podcast, where Stachowiak sits down and discusses leadership with expert guests from practically any industry you can think of. Each episode, Stachowiak and his guests share real-world experiences and advice with their listeners to help them become better leaders. On top of that, the first episode of every month is all about responding to questions that members of the audience send in, and you can even sign up to Stachowiak’s free membership to additional updates.
Engaging Leader is a show all about how people can be more than great leaders and instead be engagers. Every episode, host Jesse Lahey discusses how leaders can better engage their team and have them become engagers as well, sharing tips and tricks about topics such as productivity, communication, accountability, and much more. Lahey is a communications expert who wants nothing more than to make a difference, and you can also check him out by listening to his other podcasts, Workforce Health Engagement and Game Changer.
If you’re looking for something a little more personal, give Leadership Biz Cafe a shot. Host Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning leadership writer among other things, and in this show, he makes it a point to make it feel like you’re sitting down with him and another leadership expert and having a cup of coffee. Tanveer’s goal with this show is to teach his listeners how to be the best leaders they can be with him and his guest host discussing their own experiences as well.
Richard Rierson is commonly known as one of the most unique interviewers out there. In this podcast, he brings on guest leaders from all sorts of industries, such as CEOs, authors, NFL coaches and so much more. Rierson’s interviews are meant to be educational to listeners, teaching them new things to help them build their own leadership repertoire as well as being inspiring.