Podcasts are incredibly useful tools to help further our knowledge of leadership and helps us to see things from a different perspective. What makes podcasts so convenient is how easily they fit around other activities, making them ideal for busy school leaders. You can tune in while cooking dinner, commuting to work, or even at the gym.
While I seem to love some more than others, this list includes my tried-and-tested favorites that are a must-listen for any school leader.
1. The Mindset Mentor by Rob Dial and Kast Media
The Mindset Mentor Podcast is about overcoming your self-limiting beliefs. Gain insight and clarity on your life’s purpose and vision. Rob will guide you through strategies for achieving your goals. His podcasts are released daily and have under 20 minutes of listening time! The short messages make it easy to listen. It is filled with an inspiring message that will have you hooked every morning.
2. The Daily Motivation by Lewis Howes
The stories we tell ourselves on a daily basis determines the person we will become. The good, the bad, the negative, the positive, the uplifting, the draining-they’re all part of the equation. But YOU are the author of your life story- so, what story are your writing?
Top Podcaster & Best Selling Author Lewis Howes brings you The Daily Motivation Show, where you’ll hear from industry-leading experts, you’ll learn proven principles, and you’ll discover life-changing ideas that will help you get motivated and STAY motivated.
3. The School District- by Adam Welcome
Every week Adam interviews someone who works with students, teachers, or specialists to hear their story, how they’re making a positive impact on the lives of children, and so we can all be better together.
In addition to being a podcaster, Adam is a dynamic speaker and prides himself on providing the best possible experience for the people he works with. If you are seeking a keynote presenter, Adam is someone to consider.
4. Better Leaders Better Schools by Daniel Bauer
Daniel’s podcast is released weekly. They are short 20-30 minutes and sweet words of encouragement for when you’re on the go. They feature a diverse group of hosts and experts from inside and outside of education. The fun part…Daniel interviews people who are Rukus Makers! These are stories about how the guest has broken tradition, persevered through hard times, or a story where change happened. Who doesn’t love stories of inspiration?
5. The One Thing
If you have been following me for a few years now, you already are aware that The One Thing is one of my favorite books. It would be obvious then that The One Thing podcast would be top of my list. The podcast is updated weekly and is about 50-60 minutes. This podcast is about discovering the simple truth behind extraordinary results. Learn how most people in the world approach productivity, time management, business, health, and habits with The One Thing.
Newly Subscribed Podcasts
I may be a little late to following these, but I have discovered some great additions to my playlist.
- Take Command by Dale Carnegie
- Lead to WIN by Michael Hyatt
- Radical Candor
As a leader, the success of your school greatly depends on your skill set and qualities. We all need to keep continuously improving so we can be in a position to improve our team too. Listening to podcasts is a great way to work on yourself even when you are on the go!
Not only are you able to listen at your own pace and on your own time, but you also have millions of brilliant minds ready to share their wisdom at your fingertips.
Let’s start listening!