The Best Podcasts For Your Career
Whether you want something to keep you entertained during morning commute, or if you need extra motivation to push through a tough assignment, the right podcast can give you that extra boost. With so many podcasts to choose from, I narrowed down my top five that are not only entertaining to listen to but will level up your career.
The popular podcast Manager Tools has over 300 25-minute episodes dedicated to management and leadership issues. With topics ranging from how to deal with a too-full calendar to planning an offsite for your team, the podcast covers everything you need to know to be a successful manager. According to its description on iTunes, Manager Tools has also won the Best Podcast Award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012 from PodCastAwards.com.
Beyond the To-Do List
One can never have too many productivity hacks. Beyond the To-Do List focuses on being your most productive self at work and in your personal life. Beyond the To-Do List includes interviews, practical advice and how you can use your favorite apps like Pinterest and Evernote to increase your productivity. Each episode is titled clearly so you know exactly what’s in store. Some popular episodes are titled, “Work from Anywhere,” “Hustle,” and “Energy.”
The Big Leap Show
Although The Big Leap Show is fairly new (its first episode was Jan. 4, 2016), you’ll find inspiring and motivating interviews to help push your forward to your next career move. The host, Kathlyn Hart, definitely walks the talk of her podcast. She quit her job to backpack through Asia and made her dreams come alive by becoming a life coach and hosting her own podcast. Kathlyn interviews inspiring women and discusses topics like, “Creating a Vision and Starting Today” and “Testing Your Product and Welcoming Feedback.”
The Accidental Creative
The Accidental Creative is a collection of interviews with all types of people, from creatives to business leaders, on how they live creative and inspiring lives. Todd Henry, the host, is the author of three books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) and an international speaker. He touches on topics such as handling competition and how to stand out in your job.
The Being Boss Podcast’s tagline is “A Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs.” Even if you’re not starting your own business, Being Boss shares nuggets of helpful information to thrive in your career. Each episode is about 60 minutes and will inspire you to discover the job you love. A popular episode features an interview with best-selling author Brene Brown on how vulnerability actually helps you in being the best in your career.