Yandy Smith Redeems Herself With Inspirational Letter To Entrepreneurs
The Love & Hip-Hop star gives tips on being a great business leader
Yandy Smith’s addition to season 2 of “Love & Hip-Hop” was interesting because what the show lacked the previous season was a business woman in the industry who had experience in management and brokering deals behind the scenes. Though she seemed cool and level-headed at first, she soon started to get dragged into the immature drama and her story line started to look like a lost cause. All the talk about her upcoming jewelry line was replaced with Chrissy, Chrissy, Chrissy.
However, I stumbled across a Black Enterprise article that she wrote that helped her redeem herself . Smith dished on some of her most important tips for becoming a successful entrepreneur. She talks about everything from making dreams real to hiring and firing shrewdly, but my favorite part was her suggestions for leadership. Here’s a snippet from her editorial:
“Leadership is one of the areas that many entrepreneurs tend to overlook, according to leadership coach John C. Maxwell, whose books include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership (Thomas Nelson, 1998) and Developing the Leader Within You (Thomas Nelson, 1993). Eleanor Roosevelt once said, ‘A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.’ Becoming a great leader isn’t easy, it requires successfully maneuvering a team through the ups and downs and the major challenges that a new business faces.
“To groom yourself to be a quality business leader:
• Envision yourself as a leader. You have to believe for others to believe.
• Recognize your best and worst qualities and evaluate them honestly.
• Create a plan that allows you to capitalize on your strengths.
• Build a team that assists you in areas that may be weaknesses, which will help you have a more well-balanced business.
• Be straightforward and keep it simple. The clearer your mission and direction, the stronger your team.
source-Starrene Rhett Rocque