How to Lead in the Face of Criticism [Podcast S08E08]

(And Why Being Offended Is a Choice)

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to lead in the face of criticism. Criticism is inevitable, especially as your success and business grow. In today’s episode, we give you four foundational truths to remember so you can remain grounded […]

One Trap Leaders Can Avoid if They Choose

3 Practices for Staying Fully Engaged in the Present

If you’re a successful leader, you have high standards. That’s part of what makes you successful. You constantly strive to improve, to achieve. You’re future oriented—most leaders I know are. You’re always working toward something better than you see right now. And that’s important, but there is also a dark side to this orientation: perfectionism. […]

7 Steps to Take Before You Quit Your Job

How to Pivot with Dignity and Respect

Face it. You will eventually quit your job. It may be this year. It may be next. It may be ten years from now. But it’s inevitable. It’s only a matter of time. The only real question is how to do it in a way that doesn’t burn your bridges.

Do You Want to Wow Your Customers? [Podcast S08E07]

5 Questions That Make It Easy

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to wow your customers. Today’s marketplace is more noisy and competitive than it’s ever been. If you want to capture—and keep—your audience’s attention, wow needs to be a part of your business plan. In […]

How Our Words Impact Others

Harnessing the Power of the Tongue

Our words carry enormous weight. More than we sometimes think. They often impact people for decades, providing the courage to press on or the reason to give up.

The 5 Marks of Authentic Leadership

Influence Matters, but It's Not the Whole Package

Leadership is more than influence. It certainly includes influence, but it is more. I believe it includes at least five characteristics. I call these the five marks of authentic leadership.

How to Be a Storm-Proof Leader [Podcast S08E04]

5 Survival Secrets for Tough Times

Welcome to Season 8, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can become a storm-proof leader. Change and conflict aren’t new. Tough times WILL come—it’s a guarantee. For that reason, you and I need to learn how we’re going to respond before the storm […]

Camels vs. Stallions

Knowing the Difference Can Eliminate the Friction on Your Team

Every team experiences friction. But there is one source of friction I’ve observed in almost every organization I’ve ever been involved with. It comes down to a simple distinction, and I bet you’ve noticed it too. Depending on what side of the distinction you come down on, it’s easy to get frustrated with people on […]

How to Hire Team Members that Never Disappoint

3 Nonnegotiable Qualities the Best Team Members Share

As leaders, we spend an enormous amount of time, energy, and money trying to recruit top talent. I know I do. That’s why it’s critical that each hire is the right one. But what’s the secret to guarantee success? We’re in the midst of a season of intense hiring here at Michael Hyatt & Co. […]

Why Leaders Can’t Over-Communicate

5 Reasons to Speak Up and Speak Often

Leaders face a lot of problems, but poor communication is one they often create for themselves. In fact, nine in ten employees say it sabotages the success of executives, according to one study. The same study found the second biggest problem area for leaders was a lack of clear directions. I think this probably applies […]