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Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Lead to Win join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.

Lead to Win Michael Hyatt

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Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Lead to Win join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and discover how current research combines with timeless wisdom for lasting success. From personal productivity to personal development, self-leadership to team leadership, and intentionality to influence, get the insights and tools you need to win at work and succeed at life.

    #106: Michael and Megan Answer Your Questions

    #106: Michael and Megan Answer Your Questions

    Leaders are expected to have the answers. But sometimes they need to get insight from other leaders to stay on top of their game. In this episode, we reached out to our Instagram audience for their most pressing questions for Michael and Megan. They bring practical solutions to the problems many leaders face, based on more than 30 years of business experience.
    In this episode you’ll discover—
    The one significant change Michael and Megan would make in their work life if they could go back and do it over again. Suggestions for finding a job at a place like Michael Hyatt and Company. How to stand out in the workplace and rise in your organization. Tips for adjusting your morning and evening rituals when you’re traveling or on an alternate schedule. Whether or not you should ask your employer for a different position that you are more passionate about. How to determine if you should fire a toxic client. Advice on giving difficult feedback and maintaining mutual respect. Have We Seen You on Instagram?
    If not, we’d love to. That’s our current favorite social channel and the source of this episode's questions. We both love to interact with listeners there. Follow us @michaelhyatt and @meganhyattmiller. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes as we record the podcast, launch new products, and even share some family fun. This is your very best way to keep in touch, and we’d love to see you there! 
     
    This episode of Focus on This is brought to you by by the newly-designed Full Focus Notebooks, to help you capture genius whenever it strikes.Learn more at leadto.win/notebook.

    • 27 min
    #105: How to Defuse Conflict Before It Begins

    #105: 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 of us try to avoid conflict whenever possible. Even as a leader, you may wonder, “Do I really have to have this hard conversation?”
    Here’s some good news. Conflict can actually be an opportunity for growth, not just a problem to solve. That happens when you learn how to engage with others—not just attack or defend. Based on a lifetime of dealing with difficult situations, we’ve identified five steps to help you face up to conflict. 
    Try this! You’ll instantly untangle that knot in your stomach and see how a hard conversation can become a win for you and for others. Best of all, you’ll have another solid tool in your leadership toolbox. 
    In this episode you will—
    Learn what it means to “hold space” for others, a key listening skill.  Gain practical tips for having difficult conversations.  Identify the one reaction that will both disarm conflict and redeem your relationship with the other person.  Understand when it’s best to speak and when to listen.  Gain the confidence to lead through initiating tough conversations.  Once you’ve listened to this episode, here’s your next step. Think about the last time someone came to you with a complaint or problem about your leadership. Identify the ways you might have responded better using these five steps. You’ll grow as a leader!
    Be a Pal
    Do you know someone who could benefit from this topic? We’ll bet you do. Everybody hates conflict! Drop a link to this episode in your favorite social media channel, and tag your peeps. They’ll thank you for it! Include the hashtag #leadtowin.
    Resources from This Episode
    Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin  This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by The Focused Leader 1-Day Intensive to focus your achievement with clear goals and smarter productivity. Find out more at leadto.win/focusedleader.

    • 40 min
    #104: 4 Steps to Generate Clear Vision

    #104: 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 you can communicate it to your team. There’s just one problem. You don’t know how!
    Is vision some mystical thing that comes down from the mountain? Do you need to get away to the desert? It’s confusing! You might even conclude that you just don’t get the “vision thing.”
    Good news: we’ve been leading with vision for decades, and we have totally demystified the subject of generating your vision for the future. We’ll outline that process in four steps that you can begin taking today. 
    When you do, you’ll realize that you do have a vision. And you can articulate it for yourself and your team. You’ll gain instant confidence in your ability to lead. And you’ll be well on  your way to creating the roadmap to your future. 
    This episode of Lead to Win is brought to you by The Focused Leader 1-Day Intensive to focus your achievement with clear goals and smarter productivity. Find out more at leadto.win/focusedleader.
    In this episode you will—
    Understand the difference between mission and vision.  Identify the biggest roadblock leaders face when generating vision. Realize the high cost of aiming too low.  Get a simple hack to help you see what the future could be. See why a slogan is not the same as a vision.  Find out how to make your vision compelling to others.  Learn the best way to refine and improve your vision. Gain the confidence to define the future you want to create! After you’ve listened to this episode, here’s your next step. Download our free resource 3 Strategic Pitfalls to Avoid in 2020, and use it to begin formulating your vision for the next three to five years. Your future starts now!
    Have We Seen You on Instagram?
    If not, we’d love to. That’s our current favorite social channel. And we both love to interact with listeners there. Follow us @michaelhyatt and @meganhyattmiller. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes as we record the podcast, launch new products, and even share some family fun. This is your very best way to keep in touch, and we’d love to see you there! 
    Resources from This Episode
    3 Strategic Pitfalls to Avoid in 2020 “The Ultimate Collaborative Workspace” Lead to Win episode “A Place to Call Our Own” by Suzie Barbour The Focused Leader one-day intensive @michaelhyatt on Instagram @meganhyattmiller on Instagram

    • 29 min
    #103: 4 Strategic Benefits of Having a Vision

    #103: 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 in the back of your head, but it’s really hard to get it down on paper. There never seems to be enough time to do it. And, when it comes right down to it, you’re not all that sure why it matters. 
    It’s hard enough to keep your business going from day to day. Who has time for navel gazing? 
    If there’s one thing we’ve learned with over 50 years of combined business experience, it’s that vision matters! Rather than thinking of it as another task on your list. Start to see vision as a tool for creating the future you desire. 
    In this episode, we’ll show you four ways that having a clear vision gives you a strategic advantage over your competition. When we’re done, you’ll know exactly how important this process is, and you’ll be dying to turn off the podcast and start writing a vision script of your own! 
    Here’s what you’ll get from this episode—
    Get a simple, practical definition of vision.  Find out why vision is a low priority for many leaders, and why that’s dangerous. Learn the best way to keep your business proactive (not reactive).  Discover the biggest single pitfall of lacking vision.  See how a clear vision makes it easier to make big decisions.  Get tips on improving your execution by connecting it to vision.  Understand why team members won’t (and can’t) follow a leader who lacks vision.  Get clear on the best way to keep yourself (and your team) focused when things get tough. Learn the very best way to make your vision real for your team. Get fired up about articulating your own vision for the future! After you’ve listened to this episode, here’s your next step. Download our free resource 3 Strategic Pitfalls to Avoid in 2020, and use it to begin formulating your vision for the next three to five years. 

    • 33 min
    #102: 102 – How to Solve Your Turnover Problem

    #102: 102 – 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 seems that good people leave faster than you can hire them. You’ve added all the perks you can think of, but nothing will stop the revolving door. 
    Why does staffing have to be so hard? 
    Our decades of experience have taught us that staffing, like everything else in business, boils down to one thing: vision.  You need to stop looking at the secondary causes of turnover, and address the underlying problem. Either you don’t have a vision, or your team does not understand it. 
    Don’t worry, we’ve identified three clear steps to getting your team rallied around your vision. Take these actions, and you’ll see turnover decrease and engagement skyrocket. You feel new energy in your business. And you find good people begging to join your team. 
    In this episode, you will— 
    Learn the real root cause of turnover.  Find out why this problem is particularly acute for managing millennials.  Identify the three steps you can take to improve retention.  Discover the difference between a vision statement and a vision script.  See the four key aspects of your company that you must clarify for your team.  Understand why the stakes are so high for employee retention.  Gain valuable tips for connecting team members to your vision for the company.  After you’ve listened to this episode, here’s your next step. Ask three of your team members this simple question: “What is the vision of our company?” Their answer will tell you exactly where to begin in solving your turnover problem. You can do this! 
    Have you shared Lead to Win?
    If you haven’t shared this podcast with a friend or coworker, would you do that right now? You are our very best source for discovering new listeners! Drop a link to this episode into a text message or your favorite social channel. Your friends will thank you. Don’t forget the hashtag #leadtowin. 
    And if you haven’t had a chance to review the podcast yet, we’d love to hear your thoughts. You can do that on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. We’re eager to hear from you guys, and we do read every single review! 
    Resources from This Episode
     
    The Vision-Driven Leader by Michael Hyatt  
     

    • 29 min
    #101: 3 Essentials for Executive Moms

    #101: 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 wife and a mom, you feel pulled in another direction. It seems that whenever you’re at work, you’re thinking at home. And when you’re home, you don’t feel fully present either. You may wonder why you can’t seem to get it together, like so many “Super Moms.”


    Here’s the truth: Super Mom is a fictional creature. Every successful leader who is also a mom must navigate the challenges of this unique role. And you can! 
    We’ll show you how to quit trying to “do it all” and get clarity on the things that really matter to you. When you do, the weight of those unrealistic expectations will fall away. You’ll find be super-focused when at work, and fully present at home. 
    Here’s a preview of this episode. 
    Why this topic is valuable for men too, also for women who are not moms.  Why being a professional mom is different from being a professional dad.  The most dangerous myth that working moms struggle with.  The forces that shape our expectations for ourselves as women. Why you have to get clear and specific about what a “win” looks like at home. The key question that will lead you to freedom as a working parent.  Why success may look different in your family than in another’s.  The killer emotion that derails many working moms.  A simple exercise that helps you stop pumping the ambition brake.  The single best way to navigate this issue with your spouse.  What is “co-parenting” and how is it different from many think?  Questions spouses can use to help set family priorities.  Why balance matters more than fairness in managing your home.  One set of preconceived notions you should set aside when negotiating agreements with your spouse.  Why self-care is vital—but elusive—for working moms.  Tips for designing your own self-care regimen.  The one gift you must give yourself as a professional mom.  After  you listen to this episode, try this. Ask yourself the question, “What do I want most in my home and family life?” If you are married, include your spouse in that discussion. It’s your first step in shedding unrealistic expectations and creating a “win” at life. 
    Thanks for the Love!
    Thank you to “Scoop Miser” who left these comments about the podcast on iTunes. “I can’t recommend this podcast enough. Informative, insightful, entertaining and applicable to anyone looking to improve in all facets of life. I look forward to the new episode like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa. Thanks, Larry, Megan, and Michael.” 
    You’re welcome, Scoop. And thanks for the good words, and thanks to all of you who have left a rating or review of the podcast. That helps so much to get the word out.
    If you haven’t done so, you can rate the program right now. If you’re not sure how to do that, check out this simple tutorial. We would love to hear your thoughts. 
    Resources from This Episode
    “How to Have Two Successful Careers in One Happy Home” episode of Lead to Win  
    Fair Play by Eve Rodsky Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt  
    Full Focus Planner

    • 37 min

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