For all the disruption 2020 has dealt most of us, this year has been a boon for the podcast industry. The medium was already on the rise, but circumstances have combined to boost its popularity to new heights. A hiatus from movies, sports, tv shows, and most social gatherings make podcasts an easy choice - you can find a podcast on any subject under the sun, and new episodes are never farther away than your smartphone.
Growth-oriented leaders can leverage the availability and portability of podcasts to soak up lessons from the greatest teachers on leadership and professional development. With that in mind, our team put together a list of our favorite podcasts to fuel your fire and make you the leader you want to follow:
The John Maxwell Leadership Podcast
John Maxwell has been called the world's most influential leadership expert by Inc., and we are proud to call him one of our mentors. Maxwell hosts this podcast alongside Mark Cole, CEO of all John Maxwell Companies, as they explore core leadership traits and interview other authors from the industry.
Straight Up - Trent Shelton
If you like your coaching tips to come without any holds barred, Straight Up is the podcast for you. Former NFL player-turned-motivational speaker Trent Shelton shares his perspective through truth - no matter what. Shelton is the author of the best-selling book, The Greatest You.
A Bit of Optimism - Simon Sinek
Renowned author and speaker Simon Sinek created this podcast to inject positivity into challenging times. Join Sinek as he interviews peers like Seth Godin, Maria Shriver, and more.
Live Inspired Podcast - John O'Leary
John O'Leary survived a childhood accident that left him with burns on 100% of his body. He was not expected to live through this experience. Now, as an author and speaker, O'Leary hosts this podcast to teach you how to be, achieve, and impact more in your daily life. This podcast features two episodes per week: an inspirational jump-start on Mondays and a guest interview on Thursdays.
The Brendon Show - Brendon Burchard
Brendon Burchard is the world's leading high-performance coach and a celebrated author and speaker. Brendon's podcast features candid, real-life moments with Brendon as he shares practical lessons to improve your leadership skills alongside inspirational stories and interviews.
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