MH&Co. Article Archive

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Your Power as a Leader

As leaders, we possess more power than we think. But we can only use it for good if we understand it and embrace it.

Are You a Responsive Person?

Unresponsive people drive me crazy. I hate sending an email or Slack message to someone and then waiting days to …

5 Reasons You Need to Get Better at Saying No

I have a hard time saying “no.” Perhaps you do, too. I think it is more common than we think, especially for those who are empathetic or nurturing. Here are five reasons why we must get better.

3 Ways to Go Further, Faster

What is the single most important thing you can do to make your dreams become reality? In this post I share a critically important success principle and three ways to apply it.

Why Keeping Commitments is Critical to Your Influence

When we think of someone with integrity, we think of someone we can count on to come through on what …

What It Takes to Become a Person of Influence

I was recently talking to a neighbor about an ordinance being considered by our city council. She didn’t like it …

The Brand New Podcast is Coming!

Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. In this brand new podcast—Lead to Win—we help you discover how …

Can the iPad Pro Replace Your Laptop?

From the day Steve Jobs first introduced the iPad in 2010, I was hooked—at least in theory. The promise of …

You Are Not the Energizer Bunny

One of the most important lessons I have learned about productivity is this: It’s less about managing time and more …

Do You Have a Not-to-Do List? You Should

Everyone’s heard of a to-do list. But what about a not to-do list? I know of no better way to reduce your workload than this simple tool.

Why You Get Distracted at Work

It’s hard to maintain your focus in an office. With so many meetings to attend, drop-ins by coworkers, calls, emails, …

Are You Committing One of The 7 Deadly Sins of Productivity?

There’s a lot of bad productivity advice that’s widely practiced. Because the nature of our work changes so much, you …

The Problem with Whack-a-Mole Productivity

When I started my career, I quickly discovered that I had more to do than I could get done in …

Five Consequences of a Life Out of Balance

If you are working more than fifty-five hours a week, you are working too much. Here is what you are putting to risk.

What’s Your Productivity Personality “Type”?

Low engagement and productivity are serious problems for organizations. As I mentioned Monday, Gallup’s numbers show only a third of …

5 Reasons Why People are Unproductive at Work

Take a guess: What portion of the American workforce said they were “most productive” at the office during normal work …

Don’t Want It? Get Rid of It!

I spent an afternoon last week cleaning out my closet. It was high time I did. I had shirts, pants, …

4 Ways to Stay Positive in Work and Life

We often assume that people simply are a certain way. “She’s such a bright, sunny person.” “He’s always such a …

Why I Broke Up with Slack—And Went Back

My team and I have been using Slack as our primary communication platform since June 2014. As we grew, email …

4 Benefits of Meditating Every Day

In June, some of the Michael Hyatt & Company team signed up for our first month-long mindfulness challenge. Folks meditated …

One Simple Trick to Bring Out the Best in People

Winston Lord is a former ambassador to China who once wrote speeches for Henry Kissinger. Looking back, he said he …

When Delegation Becomes Abdication

Tell me you’ve had this experience. You assign a task but then forget about it. I sure have. As a …

Let Me Be Your Coach in 2018

Earlier this year we did something exciting. I’d hosted a conference for Platform University before. But January 2017 was the …

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Get Along

Sometimes I think that introverts and extroverts are from different planets. This is fine, until they find themselves married to one another or working in the same office. If they are not conscious of the differences, they can quickly frustrate one another—or worse.