Podcast Questions for Leaders

Written by Aimene

Aimene is a podcast producer helping businesses reach their customer’s ears.


November 7, 2021

Looking for podcast questions for leaders featured on your show? This article is packed with some profound questions, sure to grant you success on your next interview.

Notable leaders that understand the ups-downs of whatever industry they are positioned in, have all the answers and can be the guidance and mouth of wisdom your listeners need. This is why you should prepare questions that satisfy the curiosity of your listeners.

To hone your interviewing skills in general, read our article on Podcast Interviewing the Right Way. 


Question Samples

These questions will help you set your guests up with the right questions and encourage them to offer professional advice based on their first-hand experience in the field, provide insight on fostering effective work relationships, and teach leaders how to develop a strong character for shepherding a team under their supervision.

You can use them as the ground in which you build the series of questions you are actually going to ask you guests.

  • What motivates you to get out of bed every morning?
  • What’s going on for you and your team this week? Any wins?
  • What’s the next big goal for you?
  • What’s the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced to date?
  • How satisfied are you with what you’ve achieved so far?
  • Is there anything interesting you’re anticipating this year?
  • If you had the power, what would you do to improve the products and services offered by your company?
  • What are some of the big lessons you’ve learned over the past few years?
  • If you owned the company, what would you like to do differently?
  • What do you think is the biggest strength of your company?
  • Where are the areas you believe you should improve as a leader?
  • Can you mention any sensational CEO’s that you’re inspired by?
  • Any advice you’ll like to give someone starting up a business?
  • What’s your contribution to the business?
  • What are the grievest setbacks you’ve had and how do you deal with them?
  • How do you manage your work and family time?
  • Do you have any guiding principles?
  • What kind of attitude puts you off the most among co-workers?
  • How have you been feeling at work recently? What’s the morale surrounding you?


Tips for Interviewing a Guest Leader

  • Whenever you have an industry head over for an interview, give them room to promote their organization somewhere between the show. The intro is a perfect spot if you want to make sure the information gets to all listeners that tune into the show. Allow them to share their company’s official website, blog page, and social media information.
  • Don’t forget to appreciate your guest for their time. It takes them a considerable amount of effort to withdraw from their responsibility of looking after their organization to be on your show. Show gratitude at the outro of your show by thanking them for their time.


Podcasts Interviews aim to share helpful content and it’s an amazing platform for leaders to share their thoughts. It gives them all the attention they need to build their reputation, and the ability to influence others.

If you want to give more effects and craft stories around the interview guests we created The Ultimate Guide to Narrative Podcasting, where you will get tips, guidance and ways to engage your listeners with stories.


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