Andy Yang, President and CEO of Housables, a community centered around product design, development and marketing, created the company as his last stitch effort at entrepreneurship. In a Q&A with Andy, he shares the lessons he has learned along the way.
When you think about the words “team” or “teamwork,” what’s your definition? And what does that reflect about your leadership?
From a business management and leadership perspective, here are several predictions we think will go beyond mere trend-worthiness…those that will stick because they’re foundational to getting real business results.
With the coming year, it’s an opportune time to focus on the leadership journey, starting with the responsibility to lead the self. That leadership journey is best begun before you start trying to make a big impact on your team and organization at large.
It’s here: the time of year when our thoughts turn to giving and gratitude. Like clockwork, the holiday season brings focus to the heart, increasing our awareness around appreciation and what we can give or do for others.
Nowadays, there’s an app for practically everything. And when it comes to trackers, that’s most certainly true. There are apps that track health and fitness, financials, your home’s energy consumption—and more. The list goes on and on…and for good reason!
It takes real discipline to give people your undivided attention, especially when you’re overwhelmed with work or are simply having a bad day.
If there’s one business buzz word that’s surfaced in 2020, it’s “pivot.” Everywhere we seem to turn, we hear people talking “pivot.” No question about it, redirection and repositioning have been lifesaving for a number of industries.
There’s an old saying, “If you fail to plan then you’re planning to fail.” Often times sayings are simply lip service, but in this case, there is a reason to pay attention.
As a leader, you’re faced daily with decisions big and small. But there’s no question that some of your most important decisions are going to be around taking correction action relative to your goals—specifically your goals as a leader, your goals for your team, and your goals for the organization at large.