Podcasts for Chiefs of Staff and Aspiring Chiefs of Staff

For your listening and learning pleasure, here is a curated list of podcasts for Chiefs of Staff and Aspiring Chiefs of Staff, who want to become better leaders, learn to think like their CEO, and level up their careers. Enjoy!


Alex Lieberman, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Morning Brew, is the host of Founder’s Journal. Founder’s Journal is Alex’s personal audio diary where he gives you, the business builder, the tools you need to think better, in order to build better, whether that’s building a business, a team, or a new product.

Host: Alex Lieberman, co-founder & Executive Chairman of Morning Brew


Bet On Yourself is for ambitious people, just like you, who want to create a life and career that is full of adventure, learning and fulfilment.

For the past 18 years Ann Hiatt has worked with the most powerful and influential leaders in the world while at Amazon and Google.

This podcast is dedicated to her fellow entrepreneurs, whether in heart, or already in the midst of daily startup struggles, who need to hear a perspective on greatness which you won’t find anywhere else.

Ann is going to help you fast track your success by hearing the habits and tips of the super performers.

Host: Ann Hiatt, Leadership Strategist


You spend a quarter of your life at work. You should enjoy it! Organizational psychologist Adam Grant takes you inside the minds of some of the world’s most unusual professionals to discover the keys to a better work life. From learning how to love your rivals to harnessing the power of frustration, one thing’s for sure: You’ll never see your job the same way again.

Host: Adam Grant, Organizational Psychologist & Bestselling Author


HBR Ideacast is a weekly podcast featuring the leading thinkers in business and management.

Recent episodes include: Let’s Refine the Role of Manager, Find Joy in Any Job: How Do I Improve the Role I Have, and How Understanding Family Dynamics Can Improve Work

Hosts: Alison Beard & Curt Nickisch, Senior Editors at Harvard Business Review


From the creator of How I Built This, host Guy Raz invites you to listen in as he talks to leadership experts and the visionary leaders of some of the world’s biggest brands. Along the way, you’ll hear accounts of crisis, failure, turnaround, and triumph, as the leaders reveal their secrets on their way to the top. These are stories that didn’t make it into their company bios, and valuable lessons for anyone trying to make it in business.

Host: Guy Raz, Reporter, Radio & Podcast Host, Creator, Founder & CEO


The best startup advice from Silicon Valley and beyond. Iconic CEOs — from Nike to Netflix, Starbucks to Slack — share the stories and strategies that helped them grow from startups into global brands.

On each episode, host Reid Hoffman — LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner and legendary Silicon Valley investor — proves an unconventional theory about how businesses scale, while his guests share the story of how I built this company. Reid and guests talk entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, management, fundraising. But they also talk about the human journey — with all its failures and setbacks.

With original, cinematic music and hilariously honest stories, Masters of Scale is a business podcast that doesn’t sound like a business podcast.

Guests on Masters of Scale have included the founders and CEOs of Netflix, Google, Facebook, Starbucks, Nike, Fiat, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, Uber, Paypal, Huffington Post, Twitter, Bumble, Slack, Spanx, Shake Shack, Dropbox, TaskRabbit, 23andMe, Mailchimp, Evite, Flickr, CharityWater, Endeavor, IAC and many more.

Host: Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn cofounder, Greylock partner, & Silicon Valley Investor


How do you lead when “business as usual” has gone out the window? Enter The New Rules of Business, by Chief. Chief Co-Founders Carolyn Childers and Lindsay Kaplan tackle the nuanced questions facing executives today — alongside world-renowned business leaders and academics like Diane von Furstenberg, Cindy Gallop, Ben and Jerry, and Frances Frei.

Host: Carolyn Childers & Lindsay Kaplan, Co-Founders of Chief

Launched: October 2021


The Deep End by On Deck is a podcast where visionary builders, creators, and experts discuss world-changing ideas. We skip the surface level and go in depth into ideas that matter including the futures of commerce, higher education, art, governance, longevity, and more with some of the most exciting figures in these fields. The Deep End is hosted by Marshall Kosloff and produced by On Deck—where top talent go to accelerate their ideas and careers. Visit ideas.beondeck.com for show notes and additional essays.

Host: Marshall Kosloff, Executive Producer at On Deck


Join discussions with thought leaders and learn how to shrink the gap between strategy and its day-to-day implementation. Let Dreams with Deadlines guide you through the intricacies of holistic Objectives & Key Results at scale. These are real stories of trials and victories in business. We’ll talk about aligning teams and organizations around a common purpose, the ups-and-downs of goal management using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), and everything in-between.

Host: Jenny Herold, VP of Product Evangelism at Gtmhub


Hosted by George Kamel, the EntreLeadership Podcast features lively discussions and tips on leadership and business by some of the top minds in the business, like Mark Cuban, Seth Godin, Jim Collins and Simon Sinek. These weekly conversations with America’s brightest business owners, thought leaders and entrepreneurs that will help you win in business. You’ll hear top advice, origin stories and practical strategies for success.

Host: George Kamel, Ramsey Solutions Personality


Each weekday, Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal and Kimberly Adams make today make sense. Make Me Smart is a weekly podcast about the economy, technology and culture. In a time when the world is moving faster than ever, this podcast is where we unpack complex topics, together. Along with our supersmart listeners, we break down happenings in tech, the economy and culture. Every Tuesday we bring on a guest to dive deeper into one important topic. Because none of us is as smart as all of us.

Hosts: Kai Ryssdal, Senior Editor & Kimberly Adams, Correspondent, Marketplace


Welcome to the Business Made Simple Podcast where we coach you to build your business like an airplane. The cockpit is your leadership. The body is your overhead. The right engine is your marketing. The left engine is your sales. The wings are your products and the fuel tanks are your cash flow.

If you build the six parts of your business correctly it will fly far and fast. Every week we help a business owner just like you optimize their airplane.

Host: Donald Miller, CEO of Storybrand


Over the past 10 years, Adam Hergenrother has bootstrapped his way to a billion dollar organization. He’s had what others call success… but he found himself asking, “Is this all there is?”

Business Meets Spirituality is for the leaders and high achievers who have reached success on the outside and still feel like something is missing in their life. We’re going to go deep. We’re going to dig into the tough questions about life and business and leadership. You’re going to learn how to get and give anything you want in life by mastering your inner world first. After all, business is nothing but a conduit for your personal growth. Need nothing. Enjoy everything!

Host: Adam Hergenrother, Founder & CEO of Adam Hergenrother Companies

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