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Blog Profile / Michael Hyatt: Leadership

Filed Under:Career & Jobs / Management
Posts on Regator:446
Posts / Week:1.8
Archived Since:January 24, 2010

Blog Post Archive

An Invitation to Join My Exclusive, Guided Mastermind Group

William Shakespeare is one of the greatest literary figures of all time. But he didn’t start out that way. He spent his early days in the theater learning from more experienced writers and actors. The truth is, whatever we’re doing, we all need feedback, advice, and mentoring. Almost every day someone asks to “pick my […]

Season 2, Episode 02: Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders Who Want to Make a Big Difference [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it. The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Attempting to avoid […]

How to Become the Most Valuable Player on Your Team

All the major sports leagues celebrate their best players. But what if there were a Most Valuable Player award for your team? Would you take home the prize? When I was CEO of Thomas Nelson we established different awards for individuals, service groups, and profit centers. The winners received public recognition, banners, trophies, and prizes. […]

The Hidden Blessings in a Slow Start

When we set goals, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting a slow start. We can see the target, we know where we want to go, but we can’t seem to get traction. That’s how I felt with our recent fall enrollment campaign for Platform University. We actually beat our goal in the end, but as […]

The Most Important Question a Leader Can Ask

Michael and I have been friends for well over a decade. When we met, he was already a good leader. But over the years I’ve watched him grow and become an even better one. And one of the things I love about Michael is that whatever he’s learning, he’s continually passing along to you. If […]

Episode 12: Are You a Leader? 12 Ways to Know for Sure [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to know if you are a leader—or not. You’ve heard it before: everyone is a leader. If you have influence—and you do—you are a leader. But, honestly, it takes a little more […]

What Moses Teaches Us about Leadership Transition

I was lucky. When I became the rabbi of my congregation, I followed a revered leader who had served the congregation for 25 years. He welcomed me graciously and lovingly, making it clear to the congregation that I was now the senior rabbi. Many colleagues have not been as lucky. Leadership succession is delicate and […]

How to Lead from the Heart: 4 Practices [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about the importance of the leader’s heart. This topic is rarely discussed in a business context, but I believe your heart is the most important thing you bring to the table as a leader. […]

4 Surefire Ways to Get the Most from Your Next Conference

One thing leaders need to lead well are new and fresh insights, and one of the best ways to find them is by attending conferences. But eureka moments are not automatic. It takes intentionality to get the most of out of your experience. In my experience, people go to conferences for a lot of reasons […]

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 […]

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