Top Podcasts To Make You A Better Leader

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Is there anyone that does not need to navigate uncertainty and risk on a regular basis? To be alive is to be vulnerable; to be a leader is to be vulnerable every minute of the day. You don’t get to opt out.
— Brené Brown

If you’ve ever been to a Quilt gathering, then the above should come as no surprise. Entrepreneurs, mothers, daughters, colleagues, human beings...regardless of our identities, we’re all faced with uncertainty and risk on a regular basis.

Whether or not we choose to openly share these fears and vulnerabilities with others is the difference between an old approach to leadership and a new. We are now in the midst of, and playing an integral role in, redefining what it looks like to be a strong leader–both as women and as inhabitants of this world.

How do we go about redefining this? We start by identifying the way we choose to lead our own lives. From this place of exploration and ownership, our actions inspire others to do the same.

Here’s a list of the top 5 go-to podcasts for leadership to uncover the type of wholehearted leaders we want to be:

1. The LEADx Show, hosted by Kevin Kruse

The New York Times best-selling author of Employee Engagement 2.0 interviews the hottest leadership experts five days a week. Every episode has a daily tip from the world's best leadership coaches as well as a specific challenges for you to try at home.

2. Leadership and Loyalty, hosted by Dov Baron.

Aimed at "Fortune 500 executives, family businesses, human resources professionals, and the Millennial generation," This podcast teaches it’s listeners how to foster authentic leadership in their lives ‘based on emotional intelligence and fearless honesty.’

3. NPR's How I Built This with Guy Raz

Guy Raz explores some of the most successful businesses and breaks down how they were created. His guests are top leaders and Raz doesn’t hesitate to ask the questions we all want to know.

4. The James Altucher Show

James digs deeper with his guests to find the “Choose Yourself” stories that are moments we can all relate to. These are times when someone rises above struggle to reinvent themselves. He tells the stories of those who have forged their own paths to lead more meaningful and fulfilling lives even in the face of tragedy, struggle and hardship.

5. Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman is a Co-Founder of LinkIn and investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies can grow from zero to gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders. Masters of Scale is also the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests.