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Lead to Win

Michael Hyatt
205 episodes
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.

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#165 : Our Double Win Non-Negotiables

You have so many tasks on your list every day. You swing between saying yes to everything and getting overwhelmed and then saying no to everything and becoming legalistic. How do you determine what is essential for your optimal performance?  In this episode, Michael and Megan do a deep-dive into …

#164 : The 6 Biggest Lessons From the Past 10 Years

You’re building your business but feel lost in the thick of things. You know it’s valuable to pause and think big picture, but you’re not sure how or where to begin. You don’t want to waste time spinning your wheels. What are the most important areas to focus on? And what is proven to have lasting …

#163 : The Power of Identifying Your Nonnegotiables

You’re a high achiever who can’t seem to find enough hours in the day. You don’t want to sacrifice your personal life in the pursuit of career success, but you also don’t want to lay down your professional ambitions. Can you really have both at the same time? In this episode, Michael and Megan di…

#162: Using the Double Win to Beat Back Work That’s Out of Control

Work is out of control. You’re always busy and always on, even when you’re at home with your family. But it feels like something you can’t help. Or maybe even something you can’t let go of. What’s really going on? This week, Michael and Megan dig into the problem behind the problem and why so man…

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek of New Book, Win at Work and Succeed at Life

Today's episode is an exclusive look at the first chapter of Megan and Michael's new book, Win at Work & Succeed at Life . It comes out on April 20, but you can preorder the book now at winandsucceedbook.com .  Also, we're very excited to share that Michael and Megan will also be holding an eve…

#161: Blending an Ambitious Career with a Meaningful Life

You’ve heard over and over that the key to success is to work harder and longer than everyone else—but you do so at the expense of your health and your loved ones. Or, perhaps you’ve determined the cost isn’t worth it. So you seek out a better sense of well-being but pump the brakes on your ambitio…

#160: Celebrate Eagerly To Boost Your Company’s Success

Your company is producing strong results, but your team seems weary. The success of yesterday unintentionally gets lost in the grind of today. How do you rejuvenate your people to continue on and even reach for new goals? In this episode, Michael and Megan discuss the way a culture of celebration…

#159: 3 Moves that Defied an Economic Downturn

Sometimes it feels like the cards are stacked against you. The unforeseen obstacles standing between you and your goal seem insurmountable. You don’t want to give up, but you don’t know how to move forward. Never has that felt truer for many than during the pandemic. Now, a year later, Megan and …

#158: “I’ve made it! Now what?”

You’ve earned  the promotion and the respect of your peers. To the people around you, you’ve “made it.” But lately, you feel like you’re coasting, or maybe idling in place. And you have a nagging feeling that there must be something more out there.  In this episode, Michael and Megan answer a let…

#157: The Trait That Destroys Any Team—And Its Antidote

There’s an unhealthy attitude forming on your team. Requests are consistently met with grumbling—even an occasional outright, “That’s not my job.” Where is this attitude coming from? And how do you counter it before it derails your team’s growth and success? In this episode, Michael and Megan d…

#156: Why Your Future Self is Key to Goal Achievement

You started out the new year excited about your goals, but now you find yourself lagging. You’re tired and your motivation is waning. You’re starting to wonder, How do I keep going? The answer? Focus on your future self.  In this episode, Megan and Michael discuss the power of creating a compelli…

#155: The Non-Negotiable Requirement for Growth

Leadership is an exercise in vulnerability. The idea that leaders enter every situation full of confidence and assurance isn’t just false. It’s harmful. In reality, every good leader has one non-negotiable trait: they have developed a capacity for discomfort. Shaped by many stories and examples, …

#154: How to Handle Dissent and Disagreement in Your Organization

Dissent isn’t comfortable, no matter which end you’re on. But it’s essential. Companies that don’t welcome dissent are in danger of falling headlong into damaging situations that would have been avoidable —if only someone had mustered the courage to speak up. So what should you do? How should you…

#153: Resetting After a Busy Season

Sometimes, life happens. You step into a new role. You become the parent of a newborn. Your business is turned upside down by an unforeseen emergency. Before long, you look around to realize that you’re not living the Double Win. You’re tired and want to bounce back—but how? Michael and Megan div…

#152: Beyond Diversity: How Leaders Can Build More Equitable Organizations

One of 2020’s greatest gifts was renewed attention to racial disparities. Whether 2020 was the first time you thought about racial injustice or a reminder of a reality you’re confronted by every day, the conversations about race can’t end in 2020. This episode welcomes speaker and community activ…

#092: How to Stay Mentally Fit

Leaders love to see progress. But growth brings a whole new set of problems. You may find yourself stuck in reaction mode, feeling more like a fireman than a leader. Dealing with problems all day can drain your mental energy. After awhile, you may have no bandwidth left for vision and strategy.  …

#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 le…

#109: 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 it with your team. But when you do, you see nothing but crossed arms and blank stares. They’re not hostile. But they’re not sharing your enthusiasm either.  What gives?  Based on our exp…

#108: 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 reading. Here’s the good news—the problem isn’t what you’re reading, it’s how and why you’re reading. In today’s episode, Michael and Megan identify four purposes for reading. If you ad…

#151: How to Take Care of Your Team Right Now

2021 has arrived—and we’re still navigating the prolonged effects of the pandemic. You’ve probably seen the impact on your team. But their productivity feels more important than ever. How can you do what’s best for your team and your company? The answer might surprise you. Taking care of your t…

#150: You Need a Goal, Not A Resolution

2020 is coming to an end. Before us is a year full of possibility and opportunity, and we have agency to influence what happens. But if you want 2021 to be your best year ever, follow this advice: Don’t create resolutions. Set goals instead. As Michael and Megan unpack why goals, not resolutions,…

#149: Setting Goals for A Well-Rounded Future

It’s the time of year we look around and remember what matters most—and look ahead and decide where we want to go next. That means it’s time to talk about goals. Most people set goals surrounding work and money. But we’re more than what we do or what we earn. We’re whole people, and we’re at our …

#148: How to Take Small Steps to Accomplish Big Goals

When the tasks before us are too big, we tend to procrastinate until we give up or hustle until we burn out. Either way, it’s discouraging. It can be tempting to play it safe and set “more manageable” goals. But when we do, we undermine our motivation and our success. The solution? Breaking bigger …

#147: Action Steps for a More Purposeful Life

When we’re living with purpose, we experience greater meaning. But how can we discover our purpose? It’s a flawed question. Because purpose isn’t discovered. It’s cultivated. That means you have the power to take actions that lead to a more meaningful life.   In this episode, Michael and Megan …

Bonus: Why Platforms Matter Now More Than Ever

If you have a message, you need a platform. We'll cover why—and how to get started. Joining Michael & Megan is Pete Vargas, the CEO of Advance Your Reach and the new owner of Platform University. For more information, visit www.platformuniversity.com .

#146: Don’t Sabotage Your Company With This Oversight

If you want your company the grow, the solution probably isn’t a better strategy. Your leadership is the cap of your company. If you’re not growing, your company won’t be, either—with consequences for your results, your team, and your impact on the world. The good news is that your growth is with…

#145: Grateful: A Look Back at Our Story

The holidays are supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year—but inevitably, the season feels chaotic. It seems impossible to really be present when so much is happening. And being spread thin can undermine your productivity during the most important quarter of the year. It doesn’t have to…

#144: Your Habits Should Change with Seasons

Your habits exist to work for you. But sometimes, it doesn’t seem that way. Changes in your family or job can make once-helpful habits impossible. You don’t have time for them, but you feel like you should. If habits are supposed to help you, why do you feel so frustrated? Change is inevitable. A…

#143: The Keys to Creating Habits that Last

The ability to establish habits is a powerful skill—but too many people give up only a few weeks in. It’s bound to happen when you fail to harness one of your most important assets in habit creation: your why. Staying connected with the reason you started can be the difference between giving up …

#142: 3 Reasons Why Your Habits Matter

Whether you notice them or not, you have habits. Some—like sleeping through your alarm or cutting it close on your deadlines—undermine your success. Others chart a path towards achieving your goals. In this episode, Megan and Larry delve into the power of habits. They explore how habits simplify …