Blog Profile / Michael Hyatt: Leadership


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Archived Since:January 24, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Don’t Hire People Unless the Batteries Are Included

5 Signs a Potential Employee Will Drain Your Team of Precious Energy, Creativity, and Joy. Some gadgets come with batteries and some don’t. If I told you it’s the same with people, what kind would you like to work with: those with or without batteries? I picked up this metaphor from a recent episode of Dan Sullivan’s 10XTalk Podcast. Show More Summary

How Much Business Is Your Profanity Costing You?

3 Reasons to Cut the Cussing. I follow a lot of speakers, bloggers, and podcasters who swear on stage, on screen, and at the microphone. I’m no fan of profanity, but I’ll wade through it if there’s a payoff. I’ve made huge gains in my personal and professional life from people who could make sailors blush. But here’s the thing: I […]

Season 3, Episode 11: How to Lead Transformational Conversations [Podcast]

10 Practical Strategies for Greater Influence. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can lead transformational conversations. A new model of leadership has emerged over the last several years that is more about dialogue than the traditional model. But it’s not always intuitive and […]

The Fastest Way to Get Clarity about Your Future

5 Simple Steps to Get Straight and Get Moving. Have you had this experience? You’re traveling in a new city, using your GPS to find your destination. But the route doesn’t seem to match reality. Suddenly, you’re in a strange place with cars buzzing by and no clarity about where to turn next. How do you get where you want to go? Maybe you’re unsure […]

3 Reasons We Should Be Slow to Judge

Why Criticism Can Be More like Poison than Medicine. When I think of key leadership qualities, decisiveness is always high on the list. The ability to quickly size up a situation and act is essential. But sometimes we can be too fast. And that’s especially true when it comes to criticism. Click here for more. Or, better yet, subscribe via email and get my […]

3 Ways You’re Giving up Power with Your Words

How the Way You Speak Can Sabotage Your Success. Our words can be powerful tools to accomplish our goals. But sometimes the things we say can sabotage our success. I have led, counseled, and mentored people for decades now. One thing I’ve noticed time and again is how much power our words possess. Whether we’re speaking, blogging, selling, or debating, we rely on our […]

Please Take My 2015 Reader Survey

Help Me Create Content That Serves Your Needs. I want to ensure my platform does the best possible job of answering your needs and interests. And that means I need to know more about you. To do that, I’ve created my 2015 Reader Survey. Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? By doing so, you will ultimately be […]

The Surprising Success We Find in Failure

How Pivoting Can Snatch a Big Win from Near Defeat. We often look at successful people, hearing their stories of failure, and think they succeeded in spite of the fact that they failed. But that’s not true. Successful people and organizations don’t succeed despite failure. Show More Summary

Season 3, Episode 3: The Right Way to Fire the Wrong Person [Podcast]

6 Steps for Resolving Poor Hiring Decisions. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the best way to handle the firing and layoff process. Letting someone go from your organization is hard. In fact, it should be. But sometimes it’s necessary, and it’s there a simple, six-step […]

Season 3, Episode 02: The Right Way to Hire the Right People [Podcast]

6 Guidelines for Developing a Solid Hiring Process. Welcome to Season 3, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss a proven six-point hiring process to ensure you find the right fit for your team. We all want our businesses to succeed, and most of us know we can improve our odds by […]

How MLK Made a Better World in Just 10 Years

Why Extraordinary Success Depends on What You Believe. When Martin Luther King Jr. accepted the ministerial call from Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, he was just twenty-five years old. That was 1954. What King accomplished...Show More Summary

What I Learned from Last Year’s Failures

People often look at my success and assume I haven’t had any failures. Excuse me while I laugh. Have you seen my recent blooper reel? The truth is I have experienced plenty of failure. And many are a lot worse than a flubbed line. I just don’t usually publicize them. Click here for more. Or, […]

5 Secrets for Finally Accomplishing Your Biggest Goals [Free Webinar]

If you’re like me, you’re thinking about all of the things you want to accomplish in 2015. But if we’re not intentional, the year can rocket past us. We all know it it goes. Work, family, distraction, and exhaustion can sideline our goals if we don’t take proactive measures. But what kind of measures work […]

Season 2, Episode 11: The 5 Biggest Hiring Mistakes Leaders Make [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the five most common mistakes leaders make in hiring people. Nothing can accelerate the growth of your business faster than hiring the right person. Similarly, nothing can derail it faster than bringing in […]

Find out What High Achievers Are Doing Now to Win in 2015

One thing I’ve noticed about high achievers is that they all share a lot of commonalities. They all have habits that make them unique, but I find many similarities when it comes to the things that bring them success. I recently asked almost thirty different high achievers to tell me what they do to set […]

7 Reasons You Should Never Do Another Conference Call Again

If you paid me a dollar for every minute I’ve spent on a conference call in my life, I probably would never have to work again. But I like working—and that’s exactly why I don’t like conference calls. I know there are forms of business communication less efficient that conference calls, but I’m having trouble […]

One Sure-Fire Trick for Overcoming the Winter Blues

Every year we hear news about people who suffer from holiday or seasonal blues. More than just hearing about them, a large number actually experience them. I certainly have. For some, it’s about relational rifts and resentments. For others, including me, it’s about diminishing daylight and getting less exercise—at least that has been the case […]

What the Success of Slack Can Teach Us about Creating Winning Products

I love watching people succeed, especially if I can learn something I can apply in my own life and share with you. That’s why I’m excited about what I learned from watching Slack’s success this year. Slack is a communications tool that enables natural and effective team collaboration. The company, started by Stewart Butterfield, the […]

How Leaders Make It Right When They Blow It

If you’re in a position of leadership, chances are better than good you’re going to blow it with your people sooner or later. It’s like messing things up in your marriage. Don’t ask me how I know this, but it’s inevitable from time to time. There are pluses and minuses to that comparison, but one […]

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