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The 5 Marks of Authentic Leadership

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.

Encore Episode: 4 Steps to Communicating Vision

Every leader is motivated by a compelling vision for the future. There’s something you want to achieve. You know where …

20 Questions to Ask Other Leaders

As a leader, how do you become a better leader? If you’re like me, you probably read a lot of books, listen to podcasts, and attend a few conferences. But one of the best ways to grow is to ask other leaders questions.

Encore Episode: Self-Care As a Leadership Discipline

Do you ever have enough hours in the day to do all you need to do? If we’re honest, most …

The Upside of an Experimental Mindset

I first heard about Slack, a new software app for internal communication, in early 2014. At the time, our team …

5 Steps for Healthy Confrontation

One of your most lucrative clients has admitted to unethical behavior and is entirely unwilling to change. Do you keep …

3 Questions Every Leader Must Answer to Avoid the Drift

Has this ever happened to you? You get in the car and pull out of the driveway, just like you …

How to Delegate Even If You Don’t Have a Team

Feeling overwhelmed? Wow, do we know what that’s like! When you’re caught in that whirlwind of tasks, it feels like …

Have the Right Meetings

Ugh, another meeting! Do you know the feeling? We sure do. We’ve sat through our share of bad meetings. But …

How to Create a Company People Are Begging to Join

To build a winning company, you need a winning team. A-players can skyrocket your success, but nothing will tank momentum …

Don’t Love Your Job? You Have 3 Options

Has this ever happened to you? You land what you think will be your dream job. But after a few …

Have a Bad Boss? Do This

Have you ever worked for a bad boss? We mean really bad, the kind that makes you want to tear …

How to Beat Interruptions and Distractions: A Free Audio Chapter from Free to Focus

What’s your biggest roadblock to productivity? Many people would say, “Interruptions! I can’t get anything done because I keep getting …

7 Steps to Thinking Big

Do you have a really big dream or far-out goal that you’ve never told anybody about? We’ll bet you do …

How to Simplify Systems for Business Growth

Do you know why Steve Jobs insisted that the original iPhone have only one button? Because nothing succeeds like simplicity. …

Hire This Role Immediately!

If you could make a single hire that would revolutionize your productivity, would you do it? Of course you would! …

Destroy Distractions with These 9 Focus-Boosting Strategies

As business owners, we’ve learned that we can’t do our best work sandwiched between meetings and phone calls. We need …

A (Virtual) Book Launch Party for Free to Focus

We are so excited to announce the release of my (Michael’s) latest book, Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System …

Bonus Episode: Free Chapter from Free to Focus

We’re so excited that Michael’s new book is coming out on Tuesday! It’s called Free To Focus: A Total Productivity …

3 Actions to Beat Your Biggest Distractions

What’s your biggest distraction? Be honest! For us, there’s no question about it—our biggest distraction is ourselves. Too often, we …

How Healthy Is Your Business?

What’s the true state of your business? We’re convinced most leaders don’t have a good grasp on that question. But …

Answers to 10 Questions You’ve Been Dying to Ask Us

Ever wanted to have coffee with us? Here’s your chance! This episode is a Q&A in which we answer your …

My Must-Have Apps for Productivity

To be productive in a digital environment, you’ve got to have good digital tools. Michael Hyatt rates and reviews his …

The Year of Facing Fear

Leaders have big dreams, but sometimes even bigger fears. Stepping into a new challenge or chapter of life can feel …

Need Help? Here’s How to Ask for It

Leaders never have all the help they need. But most of us have an aversion to asking for it. It …

The Right Way to Fire the Wrong Employee

Leaders inevitably must fire people occasionally. The problem is that most of us hate conflict and shy away from confrontational …

4 Steps to Developing a Diverse Team

Growing up, I was surrounded by a lot of people who looked like me. My childhood was spent Circleville, Ohio, …

The Power of Personality

Leaders must motivate people. The problem is that everybody’s different, so what inspires one team member may demotivate another. It …

4 Questions That Will Transform Your Leadership

Leaders want to provide the answers that drive results. And in the information age, easy answers are everywhere. That’s why …

Why Every Leader Needs Friends

As leaders, we all want to be competent and successful. The problem is that our quest for success can be …

Encore Episode: 5 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s efforts initiated changes that would transform American society. That’s why the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Day on …

Ask Us Anything

Leaders make decisions, but clarity can be hard to come by. In this episode, listeners fire their most pressing questions …

The 3×3 Goal Achievement Strategy

Leaders dream big. But too often, our greatest goals get lost in the whirlwind of daily tasks and interruptions. Today, …

New Year, New You

High achievers love the start of the new year and the prospect of new goals. The problem is that fresh …

When It’s Not a Wonderful Life

I love watching the movie where a guy named George finds himself stuck in a crummy little town working in …

How to Beat the Holiday Blues

Nat King Cole. Pinatas. Swedish meatballs. Ravioli. Gingerbread houses. These are things that come to mind when I recall my …