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Blog Profile / Michael Hyatt: Leadership


URL :http://michaelhyatt.com/category/leadership
Filed Under:Career & Jobs / Management
Posts on Regator:437
Posts / Week:1.8
Archived Since:January 24, 2010

Blog Post Archive

The Top-10 Characteristics of Lousy Leaders

If you look at the major news stories in business, politics, diplomacy, whatever, it’s pretty hard to miss that most of the crises we face are crises of leadership. I once worked for a man who couldn’t pull the trigger on a project, ever. I would bring him a request with all the supporting documentation. […]

Episode 8: Twenty Questions to Ask Every Leader [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about a set of questions I use whenever I meet with leaders. To grow as a leader, you need to be mentored, either formally or informally. One of the best ways to take advantage […]

Why Wait for Permission? Just Go!

Are you waiting for someone to give you permission to lead, grow, or move in your organization? What if you already have all the permission you need? I was recently invited to sit on a board and observed something there I’ve seen countless times in other settings. Some people around the table had no trouble […]

Episode 5: How to Create Team Alignment That Drives Results [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this fifth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to create the kind of alignment in your team that drives results. Unity means different things to different people. There are really three different levels of unity: acceptance, agreement, and alignment. These […]

Episode 3: Three Questions Every Leader Must Answer to Avoid the Drift

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this third episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about the power of ?The Drift” and how leaders can avoid it. Most of my readers and podcast listeners are doing what they are doing because they want to have an impact on the […]

How to Make a Big Change Without Blowing Up Your Business

Whenever an organization rolls out a major change, clarity and alignment are essential. Without those two things all the best intentions amount to little more than heartburn and headaches. As a leader responsible for a large company, I have experienced the difficulty of getting clarity and creating alignment with my team. In one instance, we […]

Episode 1: The 5 Benefits of Collaboration [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this first episode, Michele Cushatt, my new co-host, and I talk about why I decided to change my podcast so dramatically and what you can learn about leadership from our experience. Many people talk about the value of collaboration, but in this episode, we […]

The 4 Revolutionary Leadership Tactics of Paul Revere

Guest Post by Joel J. Miller: Whether it was riding express or printing money or casting cannons or even figuring out how to construct a gunpowder mill, Revere was tapped time and again because patriot higher-ups could count on him to get the job done, whatever it was and even if he’d never done it before, which oftentimes he had not.

This Holiday Weekend: Save Big on Get Published, My Audio Course for Aspiring Authors

When I set out to publish my first book, I didn’t get one rejection letter. I got twenty-nine. I know it all too well: if you’re an aspiring author, nobody is going to hand you your success on a silver tray with a little cherry on top. Click here for more. Or, better yet, subscribe […]

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make With Executive Assistants

I’ve worked with several executive assistants over the years, and I have found it is a make-or-break relationship when it comes to my success. Think about it: None of us can do it all on our own. We need to bring others into our work to help us succeed in it. And the bigger the […]

#099: Are You Investing Your Best Resources in the Wrong People? [Podcast]

As a leader, are you investing your best resources in the wrong people? It is easy to see other people making this mistake. It is more difficult to catch yourself doing it. I’ve been guilty plenty of times. Leaders often make this same mistake in various areas of their lives, but what can you do […]

#096: What Leaders Need Even More Than the Right Answers [Podcast]

When I started out in my career, the key to success was having the right answers. Those who advanced in their careers the quickest were seemingly the ones who had the most answers. While this is definitely important in some situations—especially when responding to the people you are accountable to—it is not the key to […]

#094: 15 Amazing Lessons I Learned from Bad Bosses [Podcast]

I have had over twenty bosses in my career. One was great, most were average, and more than a few were downright terrible. Surprisingly, I learned the most from the bad ones. The problem is that the bad bosses make you so miserable, sometimes you fail to appreciate how much you are learning. While I […]

Have You Fallen Out of Love With Blogging?

Remember when you used to actually enjoy blogging, back before it became something you dreaded? Back then, sharing your message was all that mattered, and you couldn’t wait to get the word out, hoping to impact others with your story. But then something got in the way. I know the drill. Here’s how it happened […]

What My Dog Trainer Reminded Me About Leadership

Recently, my wife bought me a Labradoodle puppy. I had wanted one ever since my daughter got hers. My grandson named him “Charlie Brown,” since his fur was a beautiful chocolate brown color. Though he was born in January, we didn’t get to meet Charlie until last week. He spent the first eleven weeks at […]

#093: 10 Reasons Every Leader Needs a Blog [Podcast]

Recently, while speaking on the topic of “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World,” I said, “If you don’t have a website, you don’t exist.” But if you are a leader, I feel even more strongly. If you don’t have a blog—or if you do, but you aren’t blogging on a consistent basis—then you are […]

The Get Noticed! Theme for WordPress Is Just About to Launch

I’ve had thousands of people ask me what theme I use here on my blog. If you were one of them, I have great news. I’m about to make the WordPress theme I use here at MichaelHyatt.com available to everyone. It’s called the Get Noticed! Theme. It’s been a long time coming, but it has […]

#092: The Single Biggest Reason Leaders Struggle with Delegation [Podcast]

Most leaders I know struggle with delegation. They now they should do it, but they just have trouble handing off their work. Why is that? If you ask them, it’s usually some variation of this: I don’t delegate because it takes longer to delegate the task than just do it myself. Sound familiar? The truth […]

3 Truths About Business Ups and Downs

When I was growing up, ABC’s Wide World of Sports had as its tagline, “The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.” That pretty much describes my life as a blogger and entrepreneur. By that, I don’t mean that I experienced defeat in the distant past, but now my life is filled with one […]

#091: Leadership, Success, and Accessibility [Podcast]

The more successful you become as a leader, the more other people will demand of your time. As a result, if you are going to maintain margin for your most important priorities, you will have to make some tough decisions about your accessibility. The harsh reality of leadership is that the more successful we are, […]

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