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What Does This Moment Require of Me as a Leader?

Every generation or so, a moment presents itself that demands something extraordinary from us as leaders. These occasions are more …

How to Beat a Burnout Culture

In 2013, the Romanian hacker Marcel Lazar cracked open email accounts belonging to the members of George W. Bush’s family. …

BONUS: Communication Breakdown Q&A

Today’s episode is from a Facebook Live that Michael and Megan did on the topic of communication breakdowns. They took …

How to Get Out of Email Jail

As a leader, you pride yourself on being proactive and in control. But one area feels like a perpetual dumpster …

Create Transparency and Trust with Cascading Communication

In 2000, I got one of the greatest opportunities in my career. I was appointed publisher over the Nelson Books …

3 Communication Fails You Need to Avoid

You’ve got a big vision for your business and you’re building a team to get you there. But where two …

How to Avoid Confusion with Clear Communication

Under-communication is a consistent problem in nearly every business. You can solve that by taking ownership of the communication happening …

How to Communicate Sensitive Information

As a leader, you’re committed to transparency in running your business. But that’s not as easy as it sounds. What …

Communication Secrets of Remote Teams

If you’ve recently made the switch to remote work, you’re not alone. At least a quarter of U.S. employees worked …

How Successful Leaders Overcome Resistance

You’re well on the way to achieving your vision, but something unexpected happens. Maybe a cost overrun or a production …

How to Choose a Business Coach

I recently had lunch with a young entrepreneur. His business had grown quickly, and, as a result, he was facing …

How a Business Coach Can Help You Now

The global pandemic has upended a lot of business plans. You’ve probably thought about getting some coaching to lead more …

5 Reasons You Need a Business Coach

In early 2002, I was the general manager of Nelson Books, one of Thomas Nelson Publishers’ fourteen divisions. In eighteen …

4 Essential Documents for Leading Your Business

As a leader, you know vision is important. But what on earth is it? There are many conflicting voices on …

Selling Your Vision When You’re Not in Charge

I once worked for a boss who lacked vision. I should say he lacked a single vision because he changed …

How One Business Owner is Successfully Using Vision Today

As a leader, you’re eager to develop a vision for your business. You’ve got a copy of The Vision Driven …

How to Make Your Vision a Reality

As a leader, you have a clear vision for the future. But the busyness of life always pulls your attention …

The No. 1 Mistake Leaders Make in Crisis

During a crisis, leaders tend to hyperfocus on managing the threat and neglect long-range thinking. That’s a mistake because vision …

7 Must-Have Tools for Remote Work

You want to stay productive while working at home, but it’s not easy! There are challenges in team communication, collaboration, …

Avoid this Temptation in Economic Downturns

Business leaders are asking one question right now: How can my business survive the economic upheaval generated by the COVID-19 …

How to Be Resilient in Tough Times

As a leader, you are your company’s single greatest asset. While you’re guarding your health against the coronavirus, you must …

Why Vision Matters in Crisis

As a leader, you’ve thought a lot about where to take your business in the next year. But major disruptions—like …

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.