Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar coined the term “Automobile University” to describe how time spent in your car (or anywhere you listen to your Ipod) can be put to good use by listening to self-development or leadership development audio resources. A University of Southern California study that found 12,000 miles of metropolitan area driving a year for three years afforded enough time to learn the equivalent of two years of college education. Podcasts have become my one of my favorite sources for personal growth. Downloading them is easy and inexpensive. Here are a few podcasts that I listen to regularly.
- Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast – Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of NorthPoint Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also one of the best leadership teachers I’ve heard in our day. If you are a leader, this podcast is a must listen. While they only release one new podcast each month the practical insights are worth the wait. CLICK HERE
- Manager Tools – This weekly podcast focuss on helping you become a more effective manager and leader. Each week they talk about tools and techniques you can use to help achieve your management and career objectives. If you’re tired of a lot of management theory and would rather learn specific actions you can take TODAY to improve your management performance, you’ll enjoy the manager tools podcast. To download CLICK HERE
- Business Week The Welch Way -This weekly podcast features Jack & Suzy Welch who answer questions from listeners about business, managing, and careers. Drawing on Jack’s experience as the legendary former CEO of General Electric Co. and Suzy’s experience as the former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Business Review they give practical advice on daily leadership issues. To download CLICK HERE.
- The Dave Ramsey Show – While this is not a Leadership Development resource, it’s still a must listen for leaders to help them manage their personal finances in a way that they can have financial peace. Dave offers life-changing financial advice as he takes calls from listeners and reinforces the 7 Baby Steps of his financial program. The Dave Ramsey radio show is broadcast on more than 240 radio stations throughout the United States to over 2 million listeners each week . In a very personal and practical way Dave teaches you to manage and budget your money, get out of debt, build wealth, and live in financial peace. To download CLICK HERE.
What leadership development resources are on your Ipod?