8 Podcasts for CEOs

Podcasts have become mainstream, with more than half of the US population listening, and one third, or 90 million listening in the last month. With the number of podcasts available, nearly two thirds of people say they don’t know where to start. With that in mind, we found eight podcasts that executives should add to their playlists.

Business Wars

Sometimes the prize is your wallet, or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights — or to ruin.

Outside In

Outside In explores how consumers are changing and how companies are changing with them. Host Charles Trevail interviews executives, journalists, authors, and big thinkers, exploring the customer-centric strategies and philosophies that are working successfully within companies, and the consumer trends, industry disruptors, and cultural forces influencing business outside of them.

Inside LaunchStreet

Inside LaunchStreet is your weekly “go to” for inspiration, motivation and innovation strategies. They interview top innovators who talk about how they shake things up by incorporating innovation into their lives and business practices.  Each week, you’ll walk away with actionable takeaways. You’ll be able to go farther and get there faster with the help of Tamara and her guests.

Masters in Business

Speaking with the brightest and most successful names in finance and business, MiB explores how these folks became the professionals they are today: Who their mentors and influences were, what their personal work history is like, what books they read, even their daily routines and thought processes. A listener wrote: “The show is like eavesdropping two very smart market professionals having a deep discussion over a cup of coffee.”

Lead to Win

Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Lead to Win join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.

RISE

Hosted by New York Times Best-Selling Author Rachel Hollis, RISE is a series of bold conversations with fellow business powerhouses and personal development leaders that provides the listener with real-life tangible takeaways.

WorkLife with Adam Grant

A TED original podcast, Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to explore the science of making work not suck. From learning how to love criticism to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Slow Radio

One of our favorites is from the BBC. As the New Yorker puts it, “The show deftly blends luscious sounds, played with plenty of room to appreciate them, with human voices that offer the modest enlightenment of public radio. Sharp begins episodes by encouraging us to “pause, take some time out” or to “step back, let go, immerse yourself”. Then we plunge in, and one British person or another takes us on a journey.”

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