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5 Essential Business and Strategy Podcasts That Will Help You Lead Your Team

By Jenna Sedmak - November 26, 2017

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We recently reviewed our favorite strategy and leadership books, and would now like to share our favorite podcasts (in no particular order). Podcasts are fantastic because they can go with you anywhere. Whether you’re commuting to work, out for a run, or at home cooking dinner, tuning into a podcast is a time saver. It’s a great way to learn, while at the same time doing something else that you would be doing anyway. 

Harvard Business Review (HBR) is a great go-to source for all things business. Their IdeaCast podcast covers a wide range of topics from running environmentally friendly multinational corporations, to understanding when to stray from best practices, to cross cultural collaboration in space, and much more.

To access this great five-episode podcast series, you will need to enter your name and company contact information. John Kotter is well known in the world of strategy and leadership, as an author, professor, and change management expert. In this podcast, Kotter shares advice that spans across multiple industries that will help you strengthen both your strategy and your team.


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On our Strategy and Leadership podcast, Anthony Taylor interviews leading experts on, you guessed it: strategy and leadership. Each episode is 30 minutes long, and guests are from a variety of backgrounds, within a multitude of sectors. These short episodes guide you through expert best practices and how to make the best decisions for your organization and your team. 

While not every episode is directly related to business, strategy or leadership, they all touch on subjects that can be applied to both business and personal life. Critical thinking is an essential leadership quality, and podcast host, Guy Raz takes on challenging subjects that are sure to get you thinking. Topics range from business, to politics, to communication, to health and science, to human interest.

Podcast host, Tanveer Naseer has casual chats with his guests on topics such as driving innovation, leading change, communicating effectively, increasing employee engagement and working smart. Naseer's guests come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and are all industry experts in their field. 


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