If you’ve been following the blog for the past few weeks, you know that we’ve been focusing on the importance of continual learning and personal development when it comes to growing your career as a leader and manager.

Continual learning and personal development are some of the most important investments you’ll ever make. Such investments allow you to stay abreast of industry trends, sharpen your skills, hone your craft, up-level your expertise, and further build out your own personal toolbox of knowledge and talents.

The good news is this: thanks to the internet, you don’t even have to leave your home anymore in order to take advantage of trainings and other development resources. It’s easier than ever to find them on your laptop, tablet, or phone.

One of the most popular forms of training on the internet today are podcasts, and there are countless podcasts available right now when it comes to leadership and personal development.

Today, three experts in the leadership and management space share what their favorite podcasts are:


Ros Cardinal, Founder and Managing Director of Shaping Change

The Engaging Leader, hosted by Jesse Lahey. The Engaging Leader podcast is an audio program where Jesse and his guests share communication and leadership principles, and tell stories that illustrate putting those principles into practice. The podcast typically lasts about a half-hour and is published twice each month.

Leaders Inspire Leaders, hosted by Koy Mc Dermott. Leaders Inspire Leaders, a podcast for Millennials, helps you to unlock your possibilities, increase your sense of community, and find your purpose. Koy McDermott regularly speaks with influential entrepreneurial leaders who were not afraid to look within to reach their full potential. Tune in as they share their inspirational journey that will guide you to awaken the entrepreneurial leader within you. As iron sharpens iron, leaders inspire leaders. Catch Ros as the guest thought leader in Season 2 Episode 1 right here.


Lolly Daskal, President and CEO of Lead From Within

Leadership and Loyalty, hosted by Dov Baron. Aimed at “Fortune 500 executives, family businesses, human resources professionals, and the Millennial generation,” Leadership and Loyalty advocates an authentic form of leadership based on emotional intelligence and fearless honesty. Baron interviews authors, consultants, and leaders from all types of organizations on the kind of leadership that inspires fierce loyalty.

The Go-Giverhosted by Bob Burg. The core concept comes from Burg’s best-selling book The Go-Giver, which makes a case that focusing on providing value to others is the most fulfilling and profitable way to live and work. Each episode begins with a brief thought of the day, followed by a 15-minute interview. This is not only smart but valuable.


Omaid Homayun, Sillicon Valley Leadership Consultant at Gartner, Inc.

The Learning Leader Show, hosted by Ryan Hawk. Ryan has interviewed over 200 of the most fascinating leaders ranging from athletes, business, academia, and the military. You’ll find him comparing notes with leaders ranging from Seth Godin to Simon Sinek. His podcast has exploded on a global scale with listeners in 112 countries. Terrific podcast for aspiring leaders or current leaders who are looking to elevate their game.

The Tim Ferriss Show, hosted by Tim Ferriss. Ferriss has been coined “The Oprah of the internet.” His podcast, where he deconstructs world-class performers, has surpassed 100 million downloads and is often the #1 ranked business podcast on iTunes. He’s a NY Times Bestselling author of multiple books including the The 4-Hour Work Week. He recently published Tools of Titans which organizes his podcast interviews into Cliff Notes.


So there you have it! Just six of the many podcasts available right now on leadership and personal development. Try them out and see if you resonate with any of the hosts. You might just end up finding a new favorite podcast.