Top 5 Leadership Podcasts to Make You a Better Leader

It’s hard to believe that my first podcast episode was published in October 2019, it all started as a passion project because I’m on a mission to humanize work and transform leaders – I’m just as excited today as when I first started the journey.  It has been an incredible privilege to speak with purpose-driven, bold, brilliant and heart-centered CEOs, HR leaders and forward-thinking experts from around the globe. We are just getting started and I’m happy to see more and more leaders showing up as culture champions who are willing to do the work and take radical responsibility. I believe there is a big shift happening in the world right now and these conversations are important and needed to raise consciousness.

As we approach the end of 2021 it’s a great time for you to pause and reflect on all of your learning and growth this year. What are the wins and progress that you would like to acknowledge and celebrate? What surprised you this year, were there some struggles that had some poignant lessons for you? What would you like to create more of in the coming year and who do you need to BE in order to make that vision come to life?

As you carve out some space to think about your leadership aspirations for 2022 I wanted to provide some additional inspiration by sharing the Top 5 Leadership Episodes (most downloaded) on my podcast over the last 2+ years.

#1. Social Justice in the Workplace with Dr. Sarah Saska, CEO of Feminuity

Dr. Sarah Saska is the Co-Founder and CEO of Feminuity, a global strategy firm that partners with leading technology startups through to Fortune 500 companies to build diverse teams, develop equitable systems, and design inclusive products and company cultures. In this episode we talk about why diversity, equity and inclusion are so important in tech and innovation, why ego gets in the way of effective leadership and the power of vulnerability.

#2. Transforming Hearts and Minds with John Baldino

John Baldino founded Humareso to strategize with companies to develop plans to manage talent, recruit for skills gaps based on employee inventories, assess markets for growth, develop long-range succession plans and influence a culture of enthusiastic buy-in. In this episode we talk about how to move from transactional to transformational leadership development, why we need to be in a perpetual state of learning and how to have empathetic management conversations without turning into a therapist.

#3. If You‘re Not Uncomfortable, You‘re Not Leading with Dr. Melanie Peacock

Dr. Melanie Peacock has over 30 years of experience as a Human Resource Management professional, is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, past president of the Faculty Association and runs her own boutique firm, Double M Training & Consulting. In this episode we talk about the importance of creativity, deep thinking, and critical analysis to be successful in your career, why we need to embrace ALL emotions at work (including laughter and crying) and why a huge percentage of issues in organizations come down to role definition.

#4. Brave Leadership with Kimberly Davis

Kimberly Davis is an expert on authentic leadership who shares her inspirational message of personal power, responsibility, and impact with organizations across the country and teaches leadership programs world-wide; most notably, her program “OnStage Leadership” which runs in NYC and Dallas, TX. In this episode we talk about what it means to be a brave leader, why it’s hard to show up authentically as a leader if you don’t know who you are and why creating a human workplace belongs to everyone in the organization.

#5. Bringing a More Human Approach to Business with Mark LeBusque

Mark LeBusque is universally known as the “Human Manager” and his proven techniques for elevating leaders and energizing employees make him an internationally sought after speaker, facilitator, mentor and coach. In this episode we talk about what it looks like to truly create a people first workplace, why you need to start re-imagining and re-framing what trust looks like in leadership and how to focus more on who you’re being before you engage in the doing.

I hope these conversations spark some new insights and perspectives. It has been an absolute pleasure co-creating with you my dear community. And if you’re ready to put this learning into action please don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss some of the ways I can support you or your organization through coaching, keynote talks, training and consulting. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with love, abundance and success!

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