Michael Hyatt is the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, blogs nearly every day on a variety of topics (leadership, productivity, social media, publishing, etc), has approximately 8 brazillion twitter followers and is one of the most humble people you may ever come across.
He's also a smooth operator
Despite my being a part of the workforce for the past 14 years, I've never actually had a real "job" that wasn't attached to a theater or a family & friends style business. This is not helpful if you are a volunteer leader in an administrative role...or if you actually WANT a real job. You kinda need some background to keep your head above water.
Michael Hyatt's site has been an invaluable resource over the past few months as I've been taking more responsibilities at church in areas I don't have much experience in.
It has all kinds of practical tips/lessons on it such as:
- What the Bible says about leadership and delegation
- How to delegate if you don't have a staff
- How to read a non-fiction book (OK so this has little to do with working. But seriously, this one is awesome)
- Staying on top of email
- Email etiquette 101
- How to shave 10 hours off your work week (this could have been a dozen separate posts, it's full of so much material)
Put it in your google reader, do email subscriptions if that's your thing; whatever your flavor, just make sure you start reading what he writes. It'll help you out in ways you weren't even aware you needed assistance.
If you want a good place to start, my favorite post of his thus far is "What's the secret to your success?" Where he answers that one question that just about everyone and their brother asks him.
Do you already subscribe to his site? Where else do you get advice/tips on increasing your productivity?