If you want to be a good manager you have to be constantly learning. One of the best ways to learn is through listening to good podcasts. 

Here is a list with some of the best podcasts managers can learn from. The selected podcasts fall into a wide range of categories such as management advice, leadership, industry news and relaxation.

1 Podcasts with management advice

Supermanagers

Supermanagers, brought to you by the team at Fellow.app, is the podcast for managers and leaders who want to become better at leading teams and organizations. Aydin Mirzaee, CEO of Fellow, interviews world-class executives about the habits, thought patterns, and experiences that have helped them become the leaders they are today.

What Great Bosses Know

Leadership and management expert Jill Geisler explains the things great managers know. Her valuable tips help anyone who hopes to be a great manager or to work for one. The podcast presents short and practical episodes for listeners. 

Manager Tools

Manager Tools is a weekly business podcast focused on helping professionals become more effective managers and leaders. Each week, they discuss specific actions for professionals to take to achieve their desired management and career objectives.

Management 3.0, Happiness at Work

This podcast is an intimate look at how successful managers embody, embrace and value happiness. This is a ‘no fluff’ approach to the essence of what it looks like to not only be happy but to make living happiness a priority, in any sector, in any part of the world and no matter who you are.

Let’s Talk Teams

Let’s Talk Teams is a weekly show which talks about leading, building, and contributing to great teams at work. Some episodes are discussions about teams and growth by the show hosts. Others are interviews with managers sharing their experiences and knowledge with the audience.

Lead to Win

Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Lead to Win join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and CEO Megan Hyatt Miller as they discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.

Beyond the To-Do List

Every good manager has some productivity habits they rely on. Listen to this podcast as Erik Fisher talks with productivity experts as they share how they implement practical productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. They explore all aspects of productivity and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.

Change Management Review

Implementing change always comes with many challenges for managers. This podcast has two formats to help you approach change at your company.

  1. Interviews with authors, trainers, educators, and speakers in the Change Management profession bringing you actionable insights for change. 
  2. Interviews with change management practitioners and leaders sharing case studies, how-tos, and other tactics and strategies for change.

The $100 MBA

The $100 MBA Show is an educational podcast where you get better at business with their practical business lessons for the real world. Their no fluff episodes are packed with only the pure business building training you want. Omar Zenhom shares some of the best lessons, concepts, examples and insights from inside The $100 MBA training and community. Omar also calls upon some of the industry’s top experts as guest teachers on the show.

2 Podcasts about leadership

Engaging Leader

Engaging Leader is a podcast to help you communicate, engage, and lead with greater impact. Hosted by Jesse Lahey, the podcast’s guests share principles, tips, and stories to help you inspire trust, passion, and action.

The Heartbeat

A podcast about leadership hosted by Claire Lew. In each episode, Claire interviews a leader she respects to distill their greatest management mistakes, business learnings, and advice.

The Learning Leader

The Learning Leader Show’s mission is to have deep conversations with the world’s most thoughtful leaders and share their useful life stories and leadership wisdom. Guests on the podcast include CEOs, Special Forces Operators, Entrepreneurs, Best-Selling Authors, Professional Athletes, and more. The conversations are open dialogs where the guests share their most valuable experiences and learnings.

Dose of Leadership

The goal of this podcast is to help listeners become more composed, confident, consistent, courageous, & compassionate leaders in every aspect of their lives.  A place where everyone learns how to think & act like a leader – unceasingly seeking curiosity, bold action & common sense in these divisive & uncommon times. 

LEADx Show

Kevin Kruse interviews top leadership experts and business executives to help you accelerate your career and reach your full potential. Imagine if you could have the world’s best executive coaches, the world’s best mentors whispering into your ear on your way to work. Previous well-known guests on the show include Dan Pink, Chris Ducker, Dave Kerpen, Rory Vaden, Dorie Clark, Stephen M. R. Covey, John C. Maxwell, and Ken Blanchard.

Coaching for Leaders

Leaders aren’t born, they’re made. This show helps you discover leadership wisdom through insightful conversations. Independently produced by Dr. Dave Stachowiak, he brings perspective from a thriving, global leadership academy, plus more than 15 years of leadership at Dale Carnegie. Bestselling authors, expert researchers, deep conversation, and regular dialogue with listeners.

Masters of Scale

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing his theories with legendary leaders. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to gender balance for guests.

High Performance

The High Performance Podcast brings you an intimate glimpse into the lives of high-achieving, world-class performers who have all excelled in their field with first-hand experiences and lessons to share. Find out what non-negotiable behaviours they employed to get them to the top and keep them there.

TechCrunch: Found

Found is a show about founders, and company-building, featuring people actually doing the work. Each week, they interview one early-stage startup founder about how they took the plunge to begin with, and how they navigate everything from building product roadmaps, to raising funding from some of the world’s top investors, and to how they manage failure, too.

The Tim Ferriss Show

In each episode of this show, Tim Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.

The Knowledge Project

A podcast about mastering the best of what other people have already figured out. The Knowledge Project focuses on insights and lessons that never expire. You’ll walk away from every episode with actionable insights that help you get better results and live a more meaningful life.

3 Podcasts for industry news

Exponential View

How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which we live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, curator of the Exponential View newsletter, in deep conversation with the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions.

Business Daily

Business Daily is BBC World Service’s weekday international business news program. It consists of a round-up of business news around the world with international interviews and in-depth reports. The daily drama of money and work from the BBC.

The Indicator

A little show about big ideas. The Indicator helps you make sense of what’s happening today. It’s a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. 

Snacks Daily

Digestible financial news. Get smarter fast with an entertaining breakdown of the top 3 business stories in 15 minutes. Pairs perfectly with your commute, workout, or morning oatmeal ritual. Hosted by Jack Kramer and Nick Martell.

TechCrunch Daily

Listen to articles handpicked by TechCrunch editors, and stay updated on top technology news from TechCrunch. Short episodes released daily.

4 Podcasts for relaxation

Mindful

The Mindful Podcast helps you achieve a state of mindfulness. The episodes are fairly short, containing either 5 to 10-minute practices to try out, from topics such as taming bad habits or feeling grateful. There are also some long episodes that usually take place live from experts in the field.

Radio Headspace

Join Radio Headspace every weekday morning to take a few moments to step out of the internal chatter and external noise. You will get to pause and reflect to consider what brings people together in this shared human condition and how you can live a life that best reflects your limitless potential.

Digital Mindfulness

A weekly podcast on responsible and ethical digital transformation. The world is changing rapidly. The advancement of innovative digitization has reached the point in global society where it exerts a fundamental impact on the lives of people, not the other way round. Digital Mindfulness believes that ultimately, digitization should be for the benefit of people.

TED Radio Hour

The TED Radio Hour is a National Public Radio series based on talks from annual gatherings where some of the world’s deepest thinkers and innovators are invited to give the 18-minute “talk of their lives.” TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. Each episode focuses on one topic whether that’s space, money, beauty or medicine with interviews and talk snippets from the interesting TED conferences that happen around the world.

Comedy Gold Minds with Kevin Hart

Dive into the minds of some of the world’s funniest people with Kevin Hart in his show, Comedy Gold Minds. From rising stars to comedy legends, Kevin pairs with comedic tastemakers for “ear-opening” dialogue that takes listeners on a wild and crazy ride through some of the world’s top comedic minds. From chronicling their comedy club experiences to a sneak peek of their latest material, each episode is packed with punchlines, anecdotes, and inside jokes.

Parting advice

As a manager, lifelong learning is a key element in success, and podcasts are a great way to do this. 

Listening to podcasts can happen in a variety of situations, it could be on your morning walk or your daily commute. Podcasts enable you to build knowledge and increase your leadership skills, whilst doing your daily routine. 

Start listening to some of the suggested podcasts today to grow your management skills.