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10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business

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"Michael Hyatt has a knack for making the complex simple. Even better, he makes it useful." 
--DAN SULLIVAN, president, The Strategic Coach Inc.

Vision drives everything

It's the essential ingredient for successful leadership. Unless you have a clear picture of where you want to lead your organization, nobody will follow you. But if your vision is compelling, people will apply their best thinking and effort to make it real, regardless of the obstacles or opposition you face.

So how do you craft that vision? How do you get others on board? And how do you put that vision into practice at every level of your organization? In The Vision Driven Leader, New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt asks ten simple questions to help you

· craft an irresistible vision for your business
· ensure it's clear, inspiring, and practical
· rally your team around the vision
· distill it into actionable plans that drive results
· overcome obstacles and pivot as needed

Based on Michael's forty years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive, backed by insights from organizational science and psychology, and illustrated by case studies and stories from multiple industries, The Vision Driven Leader reveals what difference a vision makes and how to craft one for you and your team today.


Praise for Michael Hyatt and His Previous Books

Free to Focus

"Michael Hyatt is one of the best leaders I know."
--JOHN C. MAXWELL, author, speaker, and leadership expert


"Busyness is meaningless. What matters is consistently executing the work that actually matters. This book shows you how."
--CAL NEWPORT, New York Times bestselling author, Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

"Michael Hyatt has written the guide to creating freedom and money without burning ourselves out in the process."
--BROOKE CASTILLO, founder, The Life Coach School

Your Best Year Ever

"A simple program, backed by the best modern research, to reach your dreams!"
--TONY ROBBINS, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Unshakeable

"Michael Hyatt has created a fun, fast way to find your dreams and then turn them into reality."
--SETH GODIN, author, Linchpin

Living Forward (coauthored with Daniel Harkavy)

"Full of reminders and revelation that will open up your mind and organize your time."
--DAVE RAMSEY, New York Times bestselling author, The Total Money Makeover

"A fully customizable blueprint to achieve the design and execution of the life you want to live."
--CHALENE JOHNSON, New York Times bestselling author; CEO, Team Johnson


Michael Hyatt is the founder and CEO of Michael Hyatt & Company, a leadership development firm specializing in transformative live events, workshops, and digital and physical planning tools. Formerly chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is also a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of several books, including Living Forward, Your Best Year Ever, and Platform. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Businessweek, Entrepreneur, and other publications. Michael has been married to his wife, Gail, for 40 years. They have five daughters, three sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. They live just outside Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at MichaelHyatt.com.


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    Michael Hyatt 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-plus employees and his own leadership development company that has grown...

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Praise for Free to Focus

"Michael Hyatt is one of the best leaders I know. . . . Leaders rely on smart systems to help them lead in the office as well as at home, and Free to Focus provides the kind of system that every smart leader craves.--John C. Maxwell, author, speaker, and leadership expert

"Michael Hyatt has written the guide to creating freedom and money without burning ourselves out in the process. . . . You will be able to work in a space where nothing is urgent, deadlines are met, and the workday truly ends at the office."--Brooke Castillo, founder, The Life Coach School

"Busyness is meaningless. What matters is consistently executing the work that actually matters. This book shows you how."--Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author, Deep Work and Digital Minimalism

"Michael Hyatt's practical approach to productivity isn't just another tactical guide filled with good ideas--it's a comprehensive strategy for overhauling your life. It's not just about getting more done, but getting the right things done--and that starts by knowing where you want to go."--Ruth Soukup, New York Times bestselling author, Do It Scared

"A fantastic guide--filled with actionable advice and tools--to maximize your energy, your focus, and your results."--Kevin Kruse, New York Times bestselling author, 15 Secrets Successful People Know about Time Management

"A practical, flexible framework for centering your life around what matters most, and unleashing your best work every day."--Todd Henry, author, The Accidental Creative

"The steps in Free to Focus are clear, the strategies are actionable, and the lessons are timeless. Like me, you may find yourself wanting to reread this powerful book again and again."--Jeff Sanders, speaker and author, The 5 AM Miracle

"Michael Hyatt shines the light on the secrets of the most productive people."--Skip Prichard, CEO, OCLC, Inc.; Wall Street Journal bestselling author, The Book of Mistakes

"I'm proud to claim Michael as my go-to authority. His brave leadership teaches practical productivity principles that have yielded extraordinary results for myself and the others who he walks alongside in the trenches of life."--Erik Fisher, podcast host, Beyond the To-Do List

"Michael's no-nonsense, all-helpful advice can help anyone prioritize their life to do more of what's important to them."--Chris Guillebeau, author, Side Hustle and The $100 Startup

"Michael Hyatt has proven the system where it counts--in the field, with real entrepreneurs and real corporate leaders."--Stever Robbins, creator, Get-it-Done Groups; podcast host, Get-It-Done Guy's Quick and Dirty Tips to Work Less and Do More

"Great stories are thought through before they're written. Great lives are the same. Mike gives us a framework to plan our lives in such a way we won't have to experience regret."--Donald Miller, New York Times bestselling author; founder and CEO, StoryBrand

Praise for
Your Best Year Ever

"Throughout your life, you'll meet three types of leaders. The first inspires ambition, without results. The second improves results, but ignores the spirit. . . . Michael Hyatt proves he is the rare third type of leader--one who both raises our performance and lifts our soul."--Sally Hogshead, New York Times bestselling author; creator, How to Fascinate®

"A simple program, backed by the best modern research, to reach your dreams!"--Tony Robbins, #1 New York Times bestselling author, Unshakeable

"Michael Hyatt has a knack for making the complex simple. Even better, he makes it useful." -Dan Sullivan, president, The Strategic Coach Inc.

"Michael Hyatt has created a fun, fast way to find your dreams and then turn them into reality."--Seth Godin, author, Linchpin

"For more than a decade, I've known Michael as a successful leader and entrepreneur. Now . . . he shares the simple, proven system he uses to achieve his most important goals. This book can help you achieve even more than you thought possible."--Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church; author, Visioneering

"The best resource on goal setting I've read."--Jon Gordon, New York Times bestselling author, The Energy Bus

"Must-read for business people, athletes, parents, students, teachers, public officials, volunteers, or anyone else who wants to have greater influence and impact and a more effective personal and professional life."--Tim Tassopoulos, president and COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

"There are many people who talk about goals, but listen to Michael. He grounds this advice in sound research. A great guide."--Dr. Henry Cloud, psychologist; New York Times bestselling author

"Not only am I having our whole team at FranklinCovey read Your Best Year Ever, I am having my three college-age children read it as well. Michael gives us a profound road map for both hope and achievement!"--Chris McChesney, coauthor, The 4 Disciplines of Execution

"Say goodbye to #goalfailure once you learn Michael Hyatt's Best Year Ever goal-setting system. His teaching is rooted in the best science available, and the proof is in the gritty, real-life stories of average people who have achieved extraordinary results."--Amy Porterfield, host, The Online Marketing Made Easy podcast

"Following this process has led to my most successful and fulfilling year ever."--Pat Flynn, author, Will It Fly?; host, Smart Passive Income podcast

"Hands down, the best goal-setting program I have ever seen."--Jeff Goins, bestselling author, The Art of Work and Real Artists Don't Starve

"Equal parts Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, and Jack Welch."--Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author, The Traveler's Gift and The Noticer

"Helps you build a very solid framework for setting better goals and then achieving them. You'll benefit from his research and the great ideas he's synthesized here for your success."--Chris Brogan, New York Times bestselling author, It's Not About the Tights

Praise for
Living Forward (coauthored with Daniel Harkavy)

"Full of reminders and revelation that will open up your mind and organize your time."--Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author, The Total Money Makeover

"Here is an extremely practical and undeniably necessary guide for any adult who has drifted from how they thought life should be lived. I have benefited from this approach in my own life, but I need to be reminded again and again and again."--Patrick Lencioni, president, the Table Group; author, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage

"A fully customizable blueprint to achieve the design and execution of the life you want to live."--Chalene Johnson, New York Times bestselling author; CEO, Team Johnson

"An intelligent and articulate manual for recognizing the more elevated (and subtle) aspects of our commitments and expressions, and appropriately engaging with them. Applying even a portion of its simple and practical recommendations will improve anyone's condition in life. Bravo!"--David Allen, New York Times bestselling author, Getting Things Done

"Living Forward gives readers a simple and proven process for identifying what matters most and creating a life with less of the rest."--Fawn Weaver, New York Times bestselling author, The Argument-Free Marriage; founder, The Happy Wives Club

"The power of Living Forward lies in the elegant simplicity of the book--it is a short book with a long and lasting impact. Using this book, you can create your own Life Plan in a single day, and quite literally change the course of your life."--Ray Edwards, host, The Ray Edwards Show; founder, Ray Edwards International

"Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy have much to teach us. In a world of random, often directionless lives, their lives stand out as examples of careers well chosen, time well used, and passion deeply heeded."--Max Lucado, New York Times bestselling author, Fearless and Outlive Your Life

"A brilliant and motivating resource."--Lysa Terkeurst, New York Times bestselling author; president, Proverbs 31 Ministries

"You can either intentionally pursue the essential or you can unintentionally drift into the nonessential. This book brilliantly teaches how to do the former while avoiding the latter. Read it and live it--you will love it."--Greg McKeown, New York Times bestselling author, Essentialism


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