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Why You Should Still Be Charging for Your Products

You’ve probably noticed the trend in the last week of businesses offering products or services for free to help out …

How to Balance Remote Work and Family Life

The opportunity to work from home sounds great! But the reality of being forced to make that shift on short …

7 Benefits of Working Remotely

When the COVID-19 crisis made it necessary for our team to work from home, the transition was seamless. We began …

3 Actions to Lead Through Today’s Crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has created a lot of uncertainty for business leaders. Nearly every business has been affected, some drastically. …

3 Ways to Inspire Your Team

As a leader, you have a vision for the future. It’s clear. It’s practical. And you know it will make …

4 Steps to Communicating Vision

You can be successful externally and still deeply dissatisfied. To be satisfied in your work, you must posses three components.

3 Challenges in Managing Change

Has this ever happened to you? You’re excited about a new project or initiative, and you can’t wait to share …

Why Leaders Can’t Ignore Vision

You can be successful externally and still deeply dissatisfied. To be satisfied in your work, you must posses three components.

4 Ways to Make Reading Fun Again

As a leader, you know you should be developing a consistent reading habit, but you struggle to prioritize it. Here’s …

The 3 Components of Job Satisfaction

You can be successful externally and still deeply dissatisfied. To be satisfied in your work, you must posses three components.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

In this episode, we discuss something that’s very important for leadership—public speaking. Many leaders—probably most—are terrified of doing it. Unfortunately, …

Why You Need to Take Care of the People Who Take Care of You

Some leaders believe that customers are their most important priority. Others believe their boss, their board, or their investors are …

Michael and Megan Answer Your Questions

Leaders are expected to have all the answers. But sometimes they need to get insight from other leaders to stay …

People See, People Do

The “law of replication” says that like begets like. This applies especially to leadership. Like it or not, you will replicate yourself. Your followers will adopt your behaviors, habits, and mannerisms.

How to Defuse Conflict Before It Begins

We don’t know anybody who loves interpersonal conflict. It’s uncomfortable, and it brings up a ton of negative emotions. Most …

Why Vision Is More Important Than Strategy

Vision and strategy are both important. But there is a priority to them. Vision always comes first. Always. If you have a clear vision, you will eventually attract the right strategy.

4 Steps to Generate Clear Vision

As a leader, you know you need a vision for your business. And you want to generate that vision so …

The Fastest Way to Get Clarity about Your Future

Have you had this experience? You’re traveling in a new city, using your GPS to find your destination. But the …

4 Strategic Benefits of Having a Vision

As a leader, you know you’re responsible for the vision of your company. And you have one—sort of. It exists …

How to Leverage the L.E.A.P. Principle for Big Results

The turn of the year is always a good time to evaluate what’s working in our lives, what’s not, and …

How to Solve Your Turnover Problem

To lead a growing business, you need a strong team. But finding and keeping talent is a challenge. Sometimes it …

5 Ways Reading Makes You a Better Leader

Pollsters say reading is in decline. As an author and former publishing executive, the statistics make me wince. But I’m …

3 Essentials for Executive Moms

As a leader, you thrive on the challenges of running your business. But if you also happen to be a …

Four Questions to Sharpen Your Vision

Sometimes it’s hard to see something, even when you’re looking right at it. That’s partly because of the way our …

A 2020 Special Announcement

As a high achiever, you love reaching goals! But added on top of a busy life, goal achievement can seem …

What’s Missing from Your Goal Achievement Toolbox?

High achievers thrive on goal setting. So you probably get revved up at the start of a new year or …

Making Vision Stick

Use these 4 elements to motivate your team

Encore Episode: How to Fix New Year’s Resolutions

All of us, especially leaders, want to make positive change in our lives. But we’ve tried and failed many times. …

The First Question Successful People Ask about Their Goals

Recently I had an idea for one of my coaching clients. It was a fundamental change to her business model …

How to Do One-on-One Meetings

Leaders are often great solo achievers. But to be a truly great leader, you need to lead a great team. …

5 Steps to a Clutter-Free Workspace

A lot of productive people operate in disorganized workspaces. The problem is that they’re not as productive as they could …

How to Have Two Successful Careers in One Happy Home

As a leader, you’re probably used to being in charge. So when two executives occupy the same household, it can …

4 Keys to De-Stressing Your Two Career Home

Historically, there was one primary breadwinner in a family. One spouse, usually the husband, went to work. The other, usually …

Top 10 Tips for Leveraging an Executive Assistant

So you think you think you might need an executive assistant, but you’re not sure where to start? Here’s help! 

How to Get the Most from Coaching

You know a good coach can help you grow your business. But it’s not as easy as paying the fee. …

7 Ways Successful Creatives Think Differently than Unsuccessful Ones

I have worked with authors for more than three decades. Based on my observations, here are 7 characteristics that separate the highly successful ones from the others.