The Vision Driven Leader with Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt returns to the show for this excellent episode of the program. Michael is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. 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, Free to Focus, and his newest book The Vision-Driven Leader.

Michael Hyatt returns to the show for this excellent episode of the program. Michael is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. 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, Free to Focus, and his newest book The Vision-Driven Leader.

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Michael 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 enjoys The Double Win with his wife of 40+ years, five daughters, and nine grandchildren. 

I spoke with Michael about the journey he took to get to this book, what it takes to become a vision driven leader, the importance of having a vision, and much more. As always, it's fantastic to speak with Michael about his work – he's someone who truly embodies everything that he delivers to the world – and I know you'll get plenty out of this discussion.

Talking Points
  • Michael talks about why he wrote this book now and if it was a progression of his past books or if now was just the right time (0:50)
  • What does vision mean to Michael? (1:42)
  • We discuss the difference between a manager and leader (5:03)
  • Michael shares whether or not you must use the steps to become a vision driven leader in order... or if that is not all that important (7:38)
  • What can you do to help a leader who has so many ideas and visions execute those ideas and visions? (10:03)
  • Michael talks about what he would do if someone isn't really understanding (or interested) in "The Vision Script" that a vision driven leader attempts to bring to life (17:43)
  • This is the person that Michael considers to be a vision driven leader that he looks up to (22:40)
  • We talk further about the term "vision zag" (25:02)
  • What are some things people can take away from the book that they can use if they are not running a company but simply want to run their lives better?(27:40)
  • This is the first step to becoming a vision driven leader (29:25)
Quote

"Leadership by its very definition means that you're heading towards a destination and if you're not clear on the destination you really aren't gonna be leading people anywhere." - Michael Hyatt

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