The Top 16 Podcasts for Strategy Execution, OKRs, and Business

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Thursday, May 04, 2023

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Podcasts are an effective medium for learning about the practical application of strategy from those who do it day to day. If you want to hear from experienced practitioners, some podcasts offer a range of perspectives and ideas on OKRs, strategy execution, and related topics.

However, just like choosing the right book, finding the right podcast to invest your time in can be tricky.

We've gathered a list of the top OKR, strategy, and management podcasts from our community — we believe they offer valuable insights and inspiration for executing with greater success. Whether you're looking to revitalize strategy, learn more about OKRs, or are a seasoned pro wanting to stay sharp, these podcasts are worth lending your ears to. 

Strategy execution podcasts

1. The Strategy Skills Podcast

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Quick summary: This podcast focuses on candid discussions with breakthrough strategists, from CEOs and upper management types, to record-setting athletes and award-winning actors. It covers key issues facing the business world and broader society from a strategic expert’s perspective.


2. The Strategy Bridge Podcast

Quick summary: The podcast features interviews with experts and professionals in strategic affairs, military history, and diplomacy. It provides listeners with a wealth of knowledge on military history and strategic affairs, relevant commentary on national security and defense, and a deeper understanding of global affairs and current events.

Source: The Strategy Bridge

3. The Strategy and Leadership Podcast

Quick summary: Hosted by Anthony Taylor from the Vancouver-based firm, this podcast extracts strategy, business, leadership, culture, and people insights to advance careers. From sales and management leaders, to DE&I and people professionals, it covers a wide range of industries and objectives.

Source: SME Strategy

4. CFO Bookshelf

Quick summary: Hosted by Mark Gandy, this weekly podcast interviews business authors and thought leaders to teach, inspire, and entertain finance leaders. It covers subject matters related to experts — OKRs, brand building, accounting, banking, etc. — and ties it back to the world of finance. 


OKR podcasts

5. Dreams with Deadlines

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Quick summary (and 100% shameless plug): Hosted by our VP of Evangelism Jenny Herald, Quantive’s Dreams with Deadlines podcast reflects on the real stories of trials and victories in business. We teach listeners about aligning teams and organizations around a common purpose, the ups and downs of goal management through OKRs, and everything in between.

Source: Dreams with Deadlines

6. Giant Talk

Quick summary: Hosted by Roger Longden, this podcast explores the OKR methodology through the eyes of practitioners and business transformation leaders. It explores all relevant topics related to OKRs, such as KPIs, agile, and alignment.

Source: There Be Giants

7. The Agile Uprising Podcast

Quick summary: This podcast homes in on agile methodologies, focused purely on the advancement of agile thinking. It keeps the agile community at its core, leveraging both traditional and emerging channels to explore various topics — OKRs, AI, metrics, etc.

Source: Agile Uprising

8. Goal Diggers: OKR, KPIs, strategy, and growth

Quick summary: This podcast centers on advancing company objectives, goals, and growth. It dives into OKRs, KPIs, strategy, and everything in-between. 

Source: Perdoo

Business development podcasts

9. HBR IdeaCast

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Quick summary: Hosted by senior editors Alison Beard and Curt Nickisch, this weekly podcast offers insights on a wide range of topics, including strategy, leadership, and innovation. The podcast is an excellent resource for professionals looking to stay up-to-date on the latest business trends and practices.

Source: Harvard Business Review

10. In Depth

Quick summary: Hosted by First Round partner Brett Barson, this podcast is dedicated to tactical advice from founders and startup leaders on growing teams and companies. It covers a wide range of subjects, from hiring and management, to storytelling and culture.

Source: First Round Review

11. Cold Call  

Quick summary: Hosted by Brian Kenny, this bi-weekly podcast is a distillation of Harvard Business Review’s case studies. It pulls lessons directly from Harvard faculty, and the lessons they impart in the world of business and strategy.

Source: HBR Presents/Brian Kenny

12. How to Be Awesome at Your Job

Quick summary: Hosted by Pete Mockaitis, this podcast is an interview-focused channel with thought leaders. It uncovers insights to improve work skills and performance, with stories and advice that enhance time management, leadership, and personal fulfillment. 

Source: Pete Mockaitis

Productivity and professional improvement podcasts

13. Imposters

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Quick summary: Hosted by co-founder Alex Lieberman, this podcast brings on titans of industry, athletes, and entertainers to discuss mental and personal challenges. It’s a raw reflection of the journey everyone has taken, good and bad, with the reminder everyone deals with being an “imposter.”

Source: Morning Brew Podcasts

14. Better Than Yesterday

Quick summary: This podcast, hosted by Osher Günsberg, has one focus in mind: make your day better. It covers conversations with people from all over the world, from all walks of life, to bring an authentic perspective on what it takes to do better.  

Source: Osher Günsberg

15. The GaryVee Audio Experience

Quick summary: Hosted by Gary Vaynerchuk, this podcast is a mix of the entrepreneur’s vlog content, keynotes on marketing, sales, and business, as well as interviews and side chats. It covers a wide range of topics, from personal development and emotional intelligence, to evolving business strategy and running successful operations.

Source: Gary Vaynerchuk

16. A Productive Conversation

Quick summary: Hosted by Mike Vardy, this podcast discusses tips, tools, tactics, and tricks for tackling productivity, time management, goals, to-do lists, habits, and workflow. It centers conversations on getting the right things to live a balanced professional life. 

Source: Mike Vardy

Dreams with Deadlines is the one and only strategy meets execution community. We’re a global network of ambitious leaders who are passionate about using OKRs and agile practices to achieve audacious goals and build a better future.

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