6 Continuous Learning Tools Leaders Need

Whether you own and operate a small business, or you’re a leader or executive at a larger company, continuous learning is essential for your success. When you stop learning, you stop growing – so you need to make it a point to continue your education whenever possible.

We understand that a leader’s time is valuable. Since it can be hard to make a selection which course or broadcast to dive into, we’ve narrowed the list to only those that are the most helpful for CEOs, Vice Presidents and managers. In fact, the resources below are hand-picked because we use them ourselves. A culture of constant growth is just one of the ways we ensure a continued commitment to quality. 

  1. CEO-Oriented Podcasts

Tuning into a Podcast is a great way to get news, motivation, or education on interesting topics. You can find podcasts on every subject from politics, to comedy, to true crime, TV recaps, and more! There are also a huge number of business-focused podcasts, and podcasts aimed specifically at CEOs and other executive managers. 

A few of the best CEO-oriented podcasts out there are:

  • The Growth Show – This podcast by HubSpot focuses on marketing, SEO, and other advertising best practices.
  • HBR IdeaCast – This show from the Harvard School of Business features insights and tips from thought leaders and business executives from top companies around the world.
  • The Tim Ferriss Show – Tim Ferriss, known for his book “The 4-Hour Workweek”, interviews executives and business leaders in this free-wheeling, often hilarious program.

Read also: How to Make Your Next Presentation Memorable and Actionable

  1. Business Books On Audible

Make the most of your commute by eschewing talk radio, sports broadcasts, or top 40 hits. Instead, try Audible and other audiobook stores, so that you can reclaim your time and use it to gain valuable insights from business owners, startups, and executives.

Take a look at this Amazon Best Sellers list to see the most popular business leadership and management books available on Audible!

  1. LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning offers courses on just about every topic – from learning Microsoft Excel to networking, learning how to write screenplays, basic coding skills, the use of programs like Photoshop, and much more. At the end of a program, you’ll typically receive a certification to include in your profile. Knowing how this eLearning service works can help with candidate selection.

  1. Coursera

Coursera is one of the best resources for continued learning, training, and development. Coursera Business offers cutting-edge content on the latest topics – from AI and deep learning, to digital marketing, negotiation, cloud computing, and so much more. 

  1. HubSpot Academy 

HubSpot Academy is chock-full of free resources that are designed to help business leaders become more effective marketers. From content creation to SEO and Google AdWords ad creation, you’ll never run out of courses to take – and you can earn professional certifications while you do it! 

Related: Ways to Shake up Your 2018 Marketing Strategy in the 2nd Quarter

  1. Printing Industry Certifications

For executives in the printing and paper products industry, printing certifications from the Printing Industries of America are a great way to develop professional skills, and learn more about modern trends in printing and paper products.

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Stay Informed And Keep Learning With These Resources!

No matter what industry you work in, these resources are sure to help you become a better manager, a better leader, and a better businessperson. So don’t fall behind. Make sure you keep up with the latest trends, business practices, and more by checking out the resources that we’ve listed above!