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92 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Michael Hyatt. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Michael Hyatt, often where they are interviewed.

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482: How to Sell Your Vision, with Michael Hyatt

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Michael Hyatt: The Vision-Driven Leader
Michael is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has scaled multiple companies over the years, including a $250M publishing company with 700+ employees and his own leadership development company that has grown over 60% year over year for the past 4 years. Under his leadership, Michael Hyatt & Company has been featured in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for three years in a row.

He is also the author of several New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling books, including Platform*, Living Forward*, Your Best Year Ever*, and Free to Focus*. He enjoys The Double Win with his wife of 40+ years, five daughters, and nine grandchildren. He recently released his newest book: The Vision-Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business*.

In this conversation, Michael and I discuss where to start once you’ve created an initial vision. Michael invites us to engage those that don’t like change and take the time to listen. In addition, getting buy-in from your boss is essential — your vision should align with their goals and those of the organization.
Key Points

Start with your direct reports who don’t like change. Be quick to listen, slow to speak.
Make the distinction between risky vs. stupid.
Bosses don’t like surprises. You have to commit first.

When I had a boss, I had a basic rule: Don’t take a swing unless I’m confident I’ll hit the ball. -Michael Hyatt

Know your customer. Make sure the vision is helping your boss — and the organization — achieve their goals.

Before you schedule a time to pitch your proposal, answer the question: how is my Vision Script going to help my boss achieve their goals? If you can’t answer that question, you’re not ready to make the pitch. -Michael Hyatt

Anticipate the objections you’re likely to receive and be ready for them.
Once you’ve got buy-in on a vision, stop. Don’t oversell it.
When you’re starting to get tired of hearing yourself talk about the vision, that’s an indicator that you’re on the right track.

Resources Mentioned

Vision Driven Leader bonus resources

Book Notes
Download my highlights from The Vision-Driven Leader in PDF format (free membership required).
Related Episodes

How to Get Noticed in a Noisy World, with Michael Hyatt (episode 40)
How to Create a Vivid Vision, with Cameron Herold (episode 345)
Embrace a Just Cause, with Simon Sinek (episode 473)
How to Create Your Personal Vision (free membership required)

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Jul 27 2020 · 32mins
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#382: How to Be a Vision-Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt

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The legendary Zig Ziglar once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” It’s a strategy that bestselling author Michael Hyatt would describe as operating without a vision—and one that’s not going to end well if your goal is to scale your business. Tune in to hear Michael explain why establishing a vision for the future of your company not only communicates where you’re going as an organization but also builds focus and engagement on your team. And guess what? Those are the things that will take you wherever you want to go.

The Vision Driven Leader by Michael Hyatt

Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Daniel Harkavy

Full Focus Planner

Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt

Compass Membership

Vision Scripter Tool

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

The Ultimate EntreLeadership Reading Guide

25 Things You Can Delegate To A Social Media Strategist from BELAY

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Jul 06 2020 · 50mins
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Michael Hyatt on Vision-Driven Leadership [S03-047]

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What makes a great leader? We typically think of a strong leader as someone who knows where they are going and how to motivate others to get there.  But how do you effectively lead your team if you don’t have a clear vision of your future?

On this edition of Typology, Michael Hyatt explains what a Vision Driven Leader is and why a strategic vision is the most essential ingredient in leadership, not just in business but in all aspects of our lives.

Known for his New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books advising leaders in the area of productivity and goal achievement, Michael is uniquely qualified with over 40 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive to discuss the make-or-break factor in successful leadership: vision.

In this podcast, you’ll discover:

  • What a vision script is and why it’s so important

  • How an irresistible, clear vision can rally your team

  • How to avoid distractions and focus on opportunities that connect with your vision

Listen to this great episode then make sure to grab your copy of The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business.

Jun 18 2020 · 50mins
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How to Lead with a Vision, with Michael Hyatt

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#259: Leadership comes in all forms. Whether you’re a small business owner, a manager or department head at work, or the head of a volunteer organization, having a crystal clear vision is critical to success. Without a clear vision, you’re likely to stumble along a path that leads to nowhere -- or worse, a dead end. Wouldn’t it be better to have an idea of where you’re going?

Michael Hyatt, a prolific bestselling author on the topics of business and leadership, shares the pitfalls of not having a vision and 10 ways to nail down a solid vision that will lead you to the path you want to be on. Check out bonus resources:

Jun 05 2020 · 1hr 11mins
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SPS 055: Why This Former Publishing Company CEO Is Self Publishing Books...And How He Sold 500k+ Copies Of His Self Published Planner with Michael Hyatt

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Joining me today is Michael Hyatt. He is the former chairman and CEO of a publishing company, now he is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt Company. An Inc. 5,000 company for several years, he has written and published dozens of books. Today, we are going to chat about how he is self-publishing books, how he has sold hundreds and thousands of planners and journals, and his new book The Vision Driven Leader and talk about the behind the scenes of his book launch.

Michael believes that “books are the tip of the sphere.” He uses books to network and go where he wouldn’t be able to be. Additionally, he says that books are “working while I’m sleeping.”

On advertising, Michael says, “We never use Facebook Ads to sell directly, except for self-published books.” These books are used as a lead generation when offering free value-added content. “We want them to opt-in, buy the book, and buy additional products.” While the number one way Michael gets traffic is through speaking engagements, he receives valuable traffic through his book lead-generation process.

Other forms of lead generation, especially during COVID, are evergreen webinars or live webinars, and assessments. From the assessment, the potential client fills out a planner. At this point, they can be vetted as a possible client for business coaching. Clients who buy a bundle of books are a flag that this client has a team and is a company Michael wants to market his higher-level sales.

Listen in to find out how Michael sells his books directly from his website, how he moves potential clients from his lead funnel to his business and the channels he uses to sell over a half a million planners in a year. Learn why his planners are spreading like wildfire in major corporations, why there is nothing more important for your business than having a clear vision of your company, and why lacking in a vision script will put leaders on shaky ground.

Show Notes

  • [02:30] Why books are the meat and potatoes of the Michael Hyatt Company.
  • [03:11] How Michael decides which books to self-publish and which books to publish traditionally.
  • [04:27] He answers the question “What is a tradebook?”.
  • [07:00] Questions asked when they take their book order.
  • [08:13] How Michael ties in assessments as a lead generation tool. 
  • [09:57] The downside of traditional publishing.
  • [11:30] The challenges of getting readers to see and read ebooks and his clear Customer Journey Diagram.
  • [15:45] Top acquisition channels for Michael to sell his planners.
  • [20:16] Consider the possibility of setting up a subscription for a paper book.
  • [23:24] Michael’s game plan for marketing his new book based on previous experiences.
  • [25:09] Three things a clear Vision Script will give you in your business.
  • [26:47] Differences between vision and mission and the four parts of the core ideology of a business.
  • [29:08] How Michael drives book sales to his bestseller list.
  • [34:39] Free offerings Michael gives with his book sale.
  • [37:35] Why Michael’s book is more relevant now than ever and how he pivoted his messaging.
  • [40:16] Michael’s advice to the Michael Hyatt’s of today.

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May 27 2020 · 44mins
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#199: Michael Hyatt—How to Become a Vision-Driven Leader

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Most people believe they fall into one of two categories when it comes to their leadership style: those who cast a vision for the company and those who get stuff done. The problem is -- a really good leader needs to do both. Bestselling author and CEO, Michael Hyatt, created a formula to help leaders become visionaries and now he’s sharing it with you. In this episode, he’s unpacking what it means to have a vision for your company, why it’s important, and what you can do to become a vision-driven leader today.

May 04 2020 · 31mins
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072: Michael Hyatt on What It Means to Be a Vision Driven Leader

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In today’s conversation, I’m speaking with Michael Hyatt. Michael is a New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, blogger, and speaker. His newest book, The Vision Driven Leader, explores how to effectively lead organizations, inspire people to action, and make your big dreams a reality, and today we'll be talking all about it.

For those of you looking to attract incredible talent, retain them, and keep them happy for years to come as you build a great company, this conversation is a must-listen!

Here are 3 of my big takeaways from this episode…

  • #1: Why writing and publishing books should be an integral part of your sales funnel and how it can lead to incredible opportunities. [05:32]
  • #2: The fatal error Michael’s previous financial advisor made that cost him Michael’s business - and big lessons from Michael’s search for a new advisor. [31:30]
  • #3: How to create a clear, inspiring, practical and attractive picture of your organization’s future. [45:03]


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Apr 01 2020 · 1hr 19mins
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SPI 417: Have a Vision or Be Doomed to Failure. Vision Scripting, with Michael Hyatt

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#417: Joining me for this episode is Michael Hyatt. He's been a guest here on the show several times in the past, and he's one of our favorites. He has a book that just came out called, The Vision Driven Leader. In this episode, Michael talks about the ideas in this book and how he came to be such a successful and admired leader. You'll learn: how to figure out which opportunities are relevant and which are distractions, why it is a mistake to take action without first thinking about the vision you have for your business, and what a vision actually is. Read show notes here:
Apr 01 2020 · 45mins
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How to Become a Vision-Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt

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Michael Hyatt is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. Under his leadership, Michael Hyatt & Company has been featured in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for three years in a row. He is also the author of several bestselling books, including Your Best Year Ever, Free to Focus, and his newest book The Vision-Driven Leader. He's been married for over 40 years, has five daughters, and nine grandchildren.

Top 3 Value Bombs:

1. The essence of leadership is having a destination.

2. Having a practical vision is essential because without a vision you do not have a filter for evaluating your everyday decisions.

3. If you want to succeed, you've got to have integrity and vision.

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Apr 01 2020 · 30mins
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The Power of Vision Driven Leadership | MICHAEL HYATT

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When most of us think about leadership, we think about inspiring, motivating, and influencing others. But rarely do we think deeply about our vision for a business, organization, or family. Ironic considering vision is the foundation of inspiration, motivation, and influence.

Today, I am privileged to be joined by a man who has been a tremendous leader to me on my path to build and lead the Order of Man movement. We cover so much in this conversion including the importance of a “vision grid,” how to effectively respond to resistance, four characteristics of great leadership, the difference between your “circle of concern” and your “circle of influence,” and the power of vision-driven leadership.


  • The science of different things
  • The power of simplicity
  • Distilling information
  • Where all change begins
  • Casting vision
  • Hacking your belief system
  • Delusional vs. believable
  • The scope of possibilities
  • Vision vs. strategy
  • Adjusting your vision
  • Fear of missing out
  • Diagnosing your life 36:40
  • Finding inspiration
  • Being able to sell it
  • An inspirational-deficit world
  • Think of the end from the beginning


My guest today is Michael Hyatt. He is an author, podcaster, speaker, and former chairman of Thomas Nelson publishing. I came across Michael’s work years ago as I was launching the Order of Man podcast and for the last 5 years, I’ve been following his advice and implementing his strategies for growing and leading a movement, building effective organizational strategies, and taking charge of my business and personal life. So, when his team reached out requesting to have Michael on our podcast, I jumped at the opportunity to have a conversation with a man who has been extremely influential in my life. He is a New York Times Bestselling author and today, he is here to talk with us about his new book, The Vision Driven Leader.


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Mar 31 2020 · 1hr 6mins