Every successful leader knows that their journey is one of constant learning. Whether it’s a trusted email newsletter, a podcast that brings top industry insights each week or a favorite book that merits reading over and over again, there are many ways to boost leadership knowledge.
The members of Business Journals Leadership Trust understand how important it is to keep honing your skills as a leader. Below, 10 of them share the blogs, podcasts, courses and other resources they recommend for your continuing leadership education.
1. Cornell University’s Keynotes
I came across Cornell University’s Keynotes series earlier this year while attending their online certificate program in digital marketing. Available through the eCornell online learning platform, Cornell’s Keynotes is a free, live and on-demand series of panel discussions and lectures covering a wide range of topics. – Keith Woods, KB Woods Public Relations
2. The Sales Hacker Podcast
The Sales Hacker Podcast with Sam Jacobs was designed to provide practical and tangible insights surrounding B2B sales. Listen to hear more about the most recent B2B sales tips, strategies, technology and tactics from the industry’s leading thought leaders. – Wesleyne Greer, Transformed Sales
Audible is one of my go-to platforms for learning not just about leadership but also about business success and entrepreneurship. It provides a wide range of audiobooks that you may listen to any time, anywhere and at the speed you choose. In a world where everyone wants to multitask, maximize time and live at a fast pace, Audible is a handy platform to get daily learning at your own time and pace. – Jack Smith, Fortuna Business Management Consulting
4. The One Thing
The One Thing, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan, has transformed our business, allowing us to prioritize the most important task every day, for every role, to achieve success. It is a must-read for anyone who truly dreams big and wants to set themselves up to achieve everything by accomplishing one thing at a time. It has really kept us motivated on working toward our one goal: growth. – Scott Scully, Abstrakt Marketing Group
5. Lead to Win
Michael Hyatt and Megan Hyatt Miller’s Lead to Win podcast is a valuable resource for any leader who is looking to learn new skills while balancing work and home life. They cover topics such as personal development, influence, leadership and much more. – Matthew Halle, Lead2Growth
6. Impact Theory
On Impact Theory, with host Tom Bilyeu, a wide variety of business leaders provides innovative problem-solving tips and key insights that are applicable and accessible for both small and large corporate endeavors. Bilyeu is an inquisitive host who really drills into facets that are provocative and informative. – Rachel Namoff, Arapaho Asset Management
7. Beyond the To-Do List
I usually listen toBeyond the To-Do List. Erik Fisher and his guests discuss how you can boost both your personal productivity and your team’s productivity. It is a show for business leaders who have tried to lead by the book but haven’t seen productivity reflect their effort. – Cody McLain, SupportNinja
8. Harvard Business Review
In addition to The Business Journals,Harvard Business Review is an excellent resource for current and aspiring leaders. There is an enormous catalog of published materials on leadership, and it is regularly updated with insightful and valuable new articles. For those looking to boost their leadership skills and stay up-to-date on best practices, HBR.org is an excellent source. – Jeffrey Bartel, Hamptons Group, LLC
9. A Bit of Optimism
Simon Sinek has a new podcast calledA Bit of Optimism. Leadership topics are woven in, and as leaders, we all need some optimism — especially right now. – Susan LaPlante-Dube, Precision Marketing Group
10. Reconnecting with mentors
I set aside a day where I reconnect with people whom I have admired and who are mentors to me. During this time, we have a very frank conversation and reconnect our friendship and knowledge about what’s going on in the industry. Having a personal mentor is key. – Gene Yoo, Resecurity, Inc.