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Podcasts For People People

Top recommendations to inspire and engage People leaders and specialists

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Podcasts are a fantastic way to connect with all kinds of topics. I've put together this list of our current favorites with PeopleOps and Leadership in mind.

If you work in PeopleOps or L&D (or somewhere you're still forced to call it HR πŸ˜‰), you'll know that your job is not about paperwork and legal compliance and ordering supplies - it's about serving the needs of the people who've chosen your organization. You have this beautiful opportunity to play a part in shaping the organizational cultures and the lives of people you serve.

I hope you'll give yourself the opportunity to read, to listen to podcasts and to connect with topics that will inspire and motivate you. You can personally model the growth mindset and the culture of learning that you want to inspire in your organization. 🌱

To get you started and help prime your brain for learning, I've added a prompt question for each podcast theme. Get stuck in! πŸ™ŒπŸ½

πŸŽ“ Focus on Learning and Development...

What learning opportunities are you creating as a result of the recent shifts in workplace culture?

The Good Practice

The Good Practice podcast from Emerald Works is a must-listen for anyone involved in Learning and Development or HR.

πŸ€“ Focus on Culture & Organizational Psychology...

Which workplace related topic do you feel gets the least attention in your organization?

Culture First by Culture Amp

Culture First is a podcast about work culture by Culture Amp, the People & Culture platform.

WorkLife with Adam Grant

About WorkLife Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the workplace.

❓ Focus on Workplace Problem-Solving...

Which workplace question do you answer on a frequent basis and how could you make the answer self-service?

Dear HBR

The advice show for workplace dilemmas. We take your questions and offer a better way forward.

πŸ‘¨πŸ½β€πŸ’» Focus on Careers & Work...

What do you think is your biggest motivator at work?

β€ŽHello Monday with Jessi Hempel

β€ŽLinkedIn's Jessi Hempel explores the changing nature of work.

πŸ“Š Focus on Business and Management...

Think of a business concept that you often hear about but don't understand. How can you become 1% more knowledgeable on it?

HBR IdeaCast

A weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.

Masters of Scale by Reid Hoffman

Masters of Scale is hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and investor at Greylock.

πŸ€” Focus on Critical Thinking...

How does critical thinking (or lack of it) affect workplace behaviors?

Rationally Speaking

Rationally Speaking is the official podcast of New York City Skeptics.

πŸ’πŸ½β€β™€οΈFocus on Women in the Workplace....

In what ways does your workplace disadvantage women? And what's one action you can take today that could address that?

The Broad Experience

A podcast about women, the workplace and success.

Women at Work

Conversations about the workplace, and women's place in it...

✨ What are some of your favorite podcasts? Drop me a note to let me know and I'll feature them in a future edition of our newsletter.