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PodcastingQuestion: I live in Philadelphia and just started a position as an IT Manager of an advertising firm in New York City.  Can you recommend any podcasts that I could listen to during my commute to help me grow my leadership skills?


Answer:  Congratulations on your new job!  We love that you want to use your commute time to build your leadership acumen.  Here are some of our favorites:


1. The LEADx Show, hosted by Kevin Kruse. The New York Times bestselling author of Employee Engagement 2.0 interviews leadership experts and challenges you to get 1% percent better by trying out one specific idea from the show.  For a sample, try Podcast #159: First-Time Managers, This One’s For You.


2. Radio Free Leader, hosted by David Burkus. This podcast is dedicated to challenging the traditional, command-and-control style of leadership through interviews with innovative thinkers and doers in leadership, innovation, and strategy like Daniel Pink and Adam Grant. The episode, Leading in the Social Age with Mark Babbit, explores how to continuously adapt as a leader in an ever changing world of work.


3. HBR Ideacast, hosted by Sarah Green Carmichael. A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management from Harvard Business Review. To get started, you may like Microsoft’s CEO on Rediscovering the Company’s Soul. Podcasts like this could help you build stronger connections between IT and the Ad Industry.


4. The TED Radio Hour, hosted by Guy Raz. The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, this podcast will help you inspire your team to look for fresh approaches to daily challenges. For starters, try Failure Is An Option (September 22, 2017)

podcastHappy listening!


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