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Business Accelerator

Short-term wins are easy. Sustained achievement is another story. On Business Accelerator, 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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The Ultimate Calendar Management Solution

Michael and Megan reveal the three secrets to flawless calendar management. Learn how to avoid getting caught in the whirlwind of deadlines and appointments and have time for your most important priorities. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

46mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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Better Things Come to Those Who Wait

We live in an instant culture. But if we limit ourselves to fast and easy, we miss out on any wins that require patience or persistence. Honestly, most big wins fall into that second category. In this episode, we’ll share three practices to extend your frustration tolerance and boost your stamina for long-term success. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

45mins

31 Oct 2017

Rank #2

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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. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

7 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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The 3x3 Goal Achievement Strategy

Leaders dream big. But too often, our greatest goals get lost in the whirlwind of daily tasks and interruptions. Today, we’ll give you three simple practices that will ensure your goals stay on track all year long. You’ll avoid the pain of seeing your biggest goals slip through your fingers - and you’ll feel satisfaction at seeing steady progress until they're finally achieved. For complete notes and related articles, visit leadto.win.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

8 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 1)

Leaders all want to achieve. But sometimes it feels like you’re your own worst enemy. Either you’re too perfectionistic, or too much of a people pleaser, or so much of a conflict avoider that you have trouble getting things done. It’s frustrating and discouraging to fall into the same old traps over and over. There’s a better way. We’ve got expert advice on a proven, helpful system for understanding your unique stressors and motivations, and those of the people around you. When you understand yourself, you’ll finally start working with yourself instead of against yourself. You’ll escape that nagging regret of falling prey to your own foibles, and your productivity will skyrocket. In this double episode (listen to Part 2 here) we’re joined by Ian Morgan Cron, author of The Road Back to You and an expert on the Enneagram. Ian shares valuable insights on the essential characteristics of each type. He also shares how they influence productivity both positively and negatively. Best of all, we’ll hear important tips for maximizing productivity by majoring on the strengths of your type and minimizing the weaknesses. When we’re done, you’ll have a basic idea of how to improve your productivity based on your unique personality! Share with a Friend This episode is so valuable you won’t want to keep it to yourself! We’re certain your friends will love learning more about their personalities and how they affect productivity. Please drop a link to this episode in your favorite social channel and tag the universe! Remember the hashtag #leadtowin. Resources from This Episode The Road Back to You by Ian Cron Ian Cron's website See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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How to Beat the Burnout Culture

In today’s job world, burnout is a constant threat. Email and smartphones keep us constantly connected. Worse still, we lionize leaders who never rest. Famous CEOs tout 80-hour workweeks and we wear busyness like a badge of honor. Join us to discover the causes of our overwork obsession—and its cure. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

49mins

7 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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How to Do One-on-One Meetings

Leaders are often great solo achievers. But to be a truly great leader, you need to lead a great team. We’ve noticed that some leaders give too little attention to team members. Others smother them with communication and requests for updates. It’s challenging to find the right level of interaction to keep a team on track. Based on decades of team leadership, we’ve developed a communication rhythm that guarantees your team members are well motivated, well-resourced, and highly productive. Using this structure for personal contact, you’ll move from responding to problems to resourcing your team for success. And your own band width will increase as your team becomes more engaged and independent than ever before. Here’s what’s ahead in this episode. Two extremes leaders may default to when leading teams. The consequence of either micromanaging or abdicating leadership. Why leading teams is such a challenge for many leaders. The most common mistakes in conducting one-on-one meetings. How often and how long to meet with your direct reports. Four questions you should ask your direct reports each week. How to gauge your team members’ margin and capacity. Pitfalls you need to avoid when conducting one-on-one meetings. How we learned (the hard way!) not to cancel team meetings. How to guide your team to solving their own problems. Why you need an agenda for one-on-ones, and what happens when you go off script. What makes a quarterly one-on-one different from a weekly meeting. Why direct reports need to prepare for quarterly one-on-ones, and how to do that. Five questions to ask during a quarterly one-on-one. The question guaranteed to provoke self-assessment in your team members. A simple question that will uncover blind spots in your leadership. How to respond when a team member shares something critical with you. Now that you’ve got a good rhythm for meeting with your team members, here’s your next step. Determine the one-on-one rhythm that works for you, and schedule it with your team members. Remember, what gets calendared gets done! Who Needs This? Do you know someone who could benefit from this episode? Why not help them out with a link. Text this episode to a leader who could use help in structuring one-on-ones. Or better yet, drop it into your favorite social channel with the hashtag #leadtowin. We count on you to spread the word about the podcast, so thanks for helping us get it in front of other leaders. And if you’re not already following us on Instagram, click on these links to get connected. We love reading your comments about the podcast! That’s @michaelhyatt and @meganhyattmiller on Instagram. Resources from This Episode “25 Things You Can Delegate to an Assistant,” free download from BELAY. Text “LEADTOWIN” (all one word) to 31996. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

37mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Elements of a Great Team Culture

Does your leadership style smother your team, or set them free? In this episode, Michael and Megan show how some leaders unwittingly allow a toxic culture to derail their team's success—and what to do about it. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

36mins

1 May 2018

Rank #8

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You Can Design Your Year

For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

48mins

5 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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Anatomy of a Tough Talk

Our success as leaders often comes down to one thing. Not our planning. Not the market. But, instead, the conversations we lead. When stakes are high (and emotions even higher) you need a solid game-plan. In this episode, we break down a three-phase strategy for winning with your next crucial conversation. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

14 Nov 2017

Rank #10

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How to Create More Margin in Your Personal Life

Every leader needs a full and balanced life to be fully effective. But when you leave work, it can feel like you’re going to your second job—home. Managing a household and family take tons of time and energy. It’s exhausting, and it leaves you with no gas in the tank for family or personal interests.    We’ve found a solution. Be applying the same goal achievement techniques to your home that you use at work, you really can free yourself to focus on the things that matter most in your personal and family life.    When you do, you’ll escape that feeling of overwhelm that strikes every time you think about home. And you’ll free up tons of time for rest, relationships, and rejuvenation. We’ll show you how, inside this episode.    Here’s a preview—  Why you absolutely need to eliminate, automate, and delegate at home, just like at work.  How to get out of “reaction mode” in managing your home.  Why not every household task should be done by you.  What matters most to us in home life.  How the Desire Zone™ applies to your household responsibilities.  Where to start in targeting items for elimination or delegation at home.  Examples of household tasks that can be eliminated.  How to automate housework without hiring staff.  Why it’s worth the time to set up automation of food prep and other tasks.  Michael’s latest favorite tool for home automation.  How automated purchasing can save you a ton of time.  How to determine whether it’s worth it for you to hire housekeepers or landscapers.  How a babysitter can do double duty to help with automation.  A next-level strategy for home management.  How investing in home delegation has improved our family life and business success.    Ready to make this system work for you? Here’s your next step. Choose just one task connected with your home to eliminate, automate, or delegate. Try it as an experiment. We think you’ll be so happy with your ability to refocus on what matters that you’ll never go back.    Your Friends Need This!   This episode is too valuable to keep to yourself. Drop a link in your favorite social channel and tag all your friends. Lots of overwhelmed moms and dads will thank you! Don’t forget the hashtag #leadtowin.    Also, if you’re not already a subscriber to this podcast, do that today. You’ll never miss a new episode packed with practical advice you can use right away. Not sure how to subscribe? Click here.    Resources Mentioned in This Episode     Cook Once, Eat All Week    Mint  You Need a Budget  InstaCart  Amazon Prime  Kroger Ship  Yoshi  PillPack  FilterEasy  Amazon Subscribe & Save  Roomba  Amazon Home Devices  Google Home  Lutron  LaundryCare See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

40mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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How to Achieve Big Goals with Your Spouse

When we pair historical examples with the findings of social science, it’s clear a good marriage is an optimal environment for personal achievement. In this episode, we’re going to explore how couples can work together to achieve their most important goals. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBoxSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

42mins

9 Jan 2018

Rank #12

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Self-Care As a Leadership Discipline

Michael explodes the "Hustle Fallacy" in this high-energy presentation delivered at LeaderCast 2018. Discover the three amazing ways that slowing down helps you get more done. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

43mins

22 May 2018

Rank #13

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4 Steps to Communicating Vision

There’s just no substitute for vision. When we have a compelling, unifying view of the future, and when we’re able to communicate, it can motivate people to accomplish astonishing things. And those who lack vision, well, they’re just “unready” for the challenge of leadership. In this episode, we explore the importance of vision to energize and motivate our teams. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

23 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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#051: How to Fix New Year’s Resolutions (Encore)

All of us, especially leaders, want to make positive change in our lives. But we’ve tried and failed many times. Today, we’ll show you why New Year’s resolutions are a flawed system, and how to set achievable personal goals instead. You can avoid that sick feeling every January, and create a new habit or achievement that will change your life for good. For more, visit leadto.win.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Beginners Guide to Journaling [Updated]

Most leaders lack self-awareness, which has been called the “meta skill of the twenty-first century.” In this episode, Michael and Megan equip you to practice the most effective means of self-reflection in less than 20 minutes a day. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

34mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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The Most Overlooked Productivity Solution

Michael and Megan discuss the productivity solution that everyone knows about but few people use effectively. You'll learn that this tried-and-true technology can help you avoid over-priced solutions that don’t work and regain your focus on your most important goals. You’ll also hear from David Sax, author of The Revenge of Analog on why older technologies are making a comeback in the digital age. For more information, visit leadto.win. Presented by LeaderBox.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

33mins

10 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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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 focused time for strategizing, writing, and working out difficult problems. You probably do too. But how many times do you get distracted in a typical day? Ten? Fifty? A hundred? Research indicates that the average worker is distracted once every three minutes. We’re swimming upstream against a flood of emails, notifications, texts, and drop-in visitors. You just can’t be productive in that environment. The good news is that regaining your focus is easier than you think. Just a few simple practices can slam the door on distractions and interruptions and give you the focused time you need for high-leverage work. I’m talking about things you can start doing right now, today. Here’s happening in this episode— You’ll get practical tips for getting in the “alone zone” so you’re not interrupted. You’ll learn about “meeting free Thursdays” and how that’s boosted our business. You’ll learn how to fight fire with fire, using technology to block distractions. You’ll learn what types of food are scientifically proven to increase mental acuity. You’ll see the connection between listening to music and problem solving, backed by solid research. You’ll hear the best method for ensuring that you take frequent breaks to keep your mind fresh. You’ll learn how the one tool you use every single day can become your firewall against unwanted meetings and visitors. Plus, our producers surprised us a pop quiz about our own favorite productivity hacks. It was a ton of fun! After you listen, we hope you’ll choose at least one or two of these simple hacks and start using them today. You’ll be amazed at how it will boost your productivity. Resources Mentioned in This Episode Books Rework by Jason Fried and David Hannson When by Daniel Pink Deep Work by Cal Newport Platform by Michael Hyatt Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport Digital Resources Gail Hyatt’s Spotify Playlists to Improve Focus Classical Music for Studying, Writing and ConcentrationWriting and Concentration Film Scores for Studying, Writing and Concentration Soundtracks, Film Scores, for Studying, Writing and Concentration Freedom app Focus at Will site Focus Booster Pomodoro app Subscribe & Review in iTunes Are you a Lead to Win subscriber? If not, you’re missing a major opportunity to get practical, actionable advice delivered straight to your device every week. Don’t miss a single episode! Subscribe on iTunes or wherever you listen. If you need help, click here now for simple instructions. And if you’re really loving the show, we’d be super-grateful if you’d also leave a review on iTunes. That’ll help others find this program so they can benefit too. We read every single review too. Good, bad, or indifferent, we’d love to hear what you think. Click here to rate the podcast and leave your own review.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

16 Apr 2019

Rank #18

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Productivity by Enneagram Type (Part 2)

Michael continues his conversation with Ian Cron, author of The Road Back to You and an expert on the Enneagram. Ian shares valuable insights on the essential characteristics of each type. He also shares how they influence productivity both positively and negatively. Best of all, we’ll hear important tips for maximizing productivity by majoring on the strengths of your type and minimizing the weaknesses. When we’re done, you’ll have a basic idea of how to improve your productivity based on your unique personality! (Make sure to listen to Part 1 if you haven't heard it!) Share with a Friend This episode is so valuable you won’t want to keep it to yourself! We’re certain your friends will love learning more about their personalities and how they affect productivity. Please drop a link to this episode in your favorite social channel and tag the universe! Remember the hashtag #leadtowin. Resources from This Episode The Road Back to You by Ian Cron Ian Cron's website See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

38mins

29 Oct 2019

Rank #19