5 Podcasts for Leaders

Inspiration, information and insights: 5 podcasts you should know

 

1. How I Built This

This short but very inspiring show delivers on its premise: Podcast host and journalist Guy Raz interviews entrepreneurs and thought leaders of very different backgrounds, from LinkedIn's Reid Hoffman to Virgin's Richard Branson. Prepare to be inspired!

How I Built This

 

2. The School of Greatness

Lewis Howes' School of Greatness is one of the most popular self-development podcasts out there - and there's good reasons for that: Howes - a former pro-athlete turned lifestyle entrepreneur - takes time to dive into his guests' stories, discovering rare and valuable insights along the way. What's great about this one is that The School of Greatness does not focus on any particular "kind" of greatness. Howes talks to artists and athletes, writers and activists, entrepreneurs and adventurers, discovering greatness in places others wouldn't dare to look. 

The School of Greatness

 

3. The Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss' podcast is arguably the most popular business podcast of them all - and a bit notorious. Having raised to fame with his "4-hour work week", Ferriss has grown to host a successful and wide-ranging show about all things business. His guests include LeBron James, Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington and more. 

The Tim Ferriss Show

 

4. The Rich Roll Podcast

If you're after inspiration, don't look further: Rich Roll's show has plenty of it. Roll - a former lawyer turned ultra-athlete turned lifestyle entrepreneur and vegan activist - sits down with inspiring thought leaders from all over the place. In particular, Roll sets out to find inspiration in the stories of everyday people, such as, for example, Josh LaJaunie, who lost more than 300 pounds in order to become a succesful runner. 

The Rich Roll Podcast

 

5. Leadership and Loyality

Dov Baron's show is the most straightforward "Leadership"-themed one in this list. Baron - an experienced leadership expert - talks to his guests about leadership topics both broad and narrow. A great toolbox for anybody interested in hands-on leadership. 

Leadership and Loyality

5 apps every leader should know

More focus, more peace, better overview: These apps help you become a better leader

1. Headspace

By now everybody knows what mindfulness is. Yet most people don't know how to actually practise mindfulness. That's where Headspace comes in: This minimalistic app provides dozens of guided meditations. Topics range from conflict management to job satisfaction to mindful exercising. The shortest meditations take only a few minutes, includig some SOS-meditations for acute stress. It's only after a few weeks that the app develops its full potential: Regular meditation actually makes you happier, calmer and gives you better focus. 

headspace.com

 

2. SelfControl und Freedom

In this digital age, distraction is everywhere - be it news sites or stock trading apps, messenger services or social media. This can diminsh the quality and quantity of the work you get done. Yet you cannot work without your computer or your phone: As a manager, you actually need these tools to do your work. What now? Whe ave good news for you: There's several programs that provide a solution. Programs that block certain sites for a given time. SelfControl and Freedom prevent you from wasting too much time on breaking news, the stock exchange or social media - thereby increasing your productivity.  

selfcontrollapp.com

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3. White Noise

Focus is key. You will achieve more if you're able to work with concentration. But if you've ever tried to work on a plane or on a train you know that this is not always easy. People are talking, there's movement, there are plenty of stimuli asking for your attention. This is where White Noise comes in: This super-simple program generates a steady, undistinct noise that absorbs everything - just like rain would. The next time you find yourself on a busy train, pull on your earplugs - and regain your focus!

mynoise.net

 

4. Audible

It almost goes without saying: Read. Read a lot. And then some. Thereby, you constantly broaden your horizon - in times of permanent change, this is key. Yet many people just don't have tome to read a lot. They have stuff to do, right? This is where Audible comes in: This app reads to you. Thus you are free to do whatever you want. Why not listen to a book while exercising, driving or cooking? 

audible.com

 

5. Leada

Leadership is not an innate talent that you have or you don't. Leadership is a skill that you're allowed to learn, to practise and to optimize. This is why we created Leada: Through daily nano impulses, Leada will help you perfectionize your leadership. Amongst others, it gives you advice for conflict situations and efficiency increases and it identifies your performance peaks during the day and during the week. In short: Leada helps you develop your leadership - every day.