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3 Habits of Wise Leaders

Good leaders want to do the right thing. But sometimes we can be our own worst enemy. Have you ever …

5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders

General McClellan had significant character flaws that I believe serve as a warning signs to anyone in leadership. Ultimately, these cost him dearly: He lost Lincoln’s confidence, his job, and a run for the White House (against Lincoln). Worse, they prolonged the Civil War and cost the lives of tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

5 Steps to Avoid Investing in the Wrong People

What do you do when you have a customer you just can’t seem to satisfy? Or a team member who …

4 Must-Have Traits in Every Person You Hire

What are the baseline qualities you look for in anyone you add to your team. I suggest that the ideal candidate has four.

Encore Episode: 4 Rituals That Make You Super Productive

We all want to be more productive. But you know how it goes—a little late getting started, a quick task …

How to Master the Essential Discipline of Stillness

Being still is tremendously difficult in our world. Noise crowds into every empty space, leaving us spiritually, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. Here’s how to reclaim some interior margin.

Encore Episode: The 3×3 Goal Achievement Strategy

As a leader, you probably have a huge goal in mind. It’s the heartbeat of your ambition, the reason you …

5 Reasons Why You Should Commit Your Goals to Writing

Writing your goals down is one of the most important actions you can take to obtain the life you want. Sadly, most people don’t do it. Here are five why reasons you should.

Encore Episode: 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 …

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, …