Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Lead to Win join New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt and CEO Megan Hyatt Miller as they 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.
#174: Four Essentials to a Strategic Plan That Works
You know you need to make a plan for the company’s next year, but you feel a familiar sense of dread. Every year, it results in a giant, convoluted binder that is inevitably pushed to the back of the shelf three months in. How do you plan more strategically, so you end up with something that actually works? Is there a better way to set the company up for the future you want?
In this episode, Megan talks with her husband, Joel Miller, Chief Product Officer, about the four essentials you need to create a strategic plan that works. They discuss the vital importance of vision, alignment, and execution—and how to ensure you have all three and don’t lose any of them along the way. You don’t have to settle for planning that is onerous, cumbersome, and quickly irrelevant when you incorporate these four ingredients to transform the planning process and clear the way for success.
In this episode, you’ll discover—Common pitfalls of having an overcomplicated planHelpful questions to ask while creating a long-term visionWhy you must not confuse operational plans with strategic plansHow to create alignment between the vision and individual tasks
Resources:Strategic Planning Checklist
#033: 4 Rituals That Make You Super Productive
Michael and Megan show you exactly how to overcome unseen obstacles to productivity so you'll be less stressed, more focused, end each day with a feeling of accomplishment.
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#054: The 3x3 Goal Achievement Strategy
Today, we’ll give you three simple practices that will ensure your goals stay on track all year long.
#074: Have the Right Meetings [Encore]
In this episode, we show you how to structure your meetings for maximum engagement and results. We’ve also got two free tools that will make it much easier to structure your meetings.
#075: How to Delegate Even If You Don’t Have a Team [Encore]
Feeling overwhelmed? Wow, do we know what that’s like! When you’re caught in that whirlwind of tasks, it feels like you’re downrange at Top Golf! You’re pelted with a new to-do item every few seconds.
It’s even worse when you don’t have a staff. With no one to delegate to, you just fall further and further behind.
But there’s another way!
Though we have a good-sized staff now, it wasn’t always that way. We know what it’s like to work alone or with limited help. And we can tell you that it is possible to delegate even if you don’t have a staff!
The first thing you have to do is change your mindset. Once you begin to see the possibilities, you’ll find nearly endless opportunities to offload work. Believe it or not, even as a line-level staffer or solopreneur, you have options!
Here’s a Peek Inside the EpisodeHow to overcome the hurdle of “I need to do it myself.”How the Eisenhower Matrix can triage your to-do list.Solid definitions of “fake work” and “downhill work.”How to use AI to delegate routine tasks to your computer.How custom signatures can save you a ton of time on responding to email.Tips on negotiating out of previous commitments.How to get “volunteer” help from coworkers.Solid solutions for on-demand hiring.How to get your boss to say yes to more resources.Three easy steps to say no gracefully.Tips for saying no to your boss on new projects.
Once you’ve listened to the episode, here’s what we hope you’ll do. Just try it. Pick one of these ideas and put it to work in your business. We think you’ll be blown away by the results!
Resources Mentioned in This EpisodeSaneBox email managerSpark email and calendar managerMagicBelay SolutionsFancy HandsInstaCartRecommendation Briefing Form“Need Help? Here’s How to Ask for It” Lead to Win episode“How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes, Part 1” by Michael Hyatt“How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes, Part 2” by Michael Hyatt"How to Get Your Boss to Say Yes, Part 3” by Michael Hyatt
#173: Making It Work While Working With Family
You have an opportunity to go into business with your family. You’re excited, but you’re also concerned. Will it be weird? Will there by power struggles? How will your coworkers see things? How will this affect your personal relationships?
In this episode, Megan talks with Marissa, her sister and Marketing Director, about how to work with family and preserve your relationships at the same time. They share the dos and don’ts they intentionally follow to provide clarity, maintain boundaries, and ensure a healthy environment both at work and at home.
In this episode, you’ll discover— Why setting clear expectations helps all parties win The vital importance of not breaking the chain of command The necessity of only wearing one hat at a time How your current relational health is only magnified by working together The must-have of good, intentional communication