Your Leadership Potential with Andy Hite

In this episode of the Business Growth Hacks podcast, your hosts Andrew Brookenbush and John Fritzsching engage in a lively conversation with their guest, Andy Hite. The episode starts with sharing excitement for the camping equipment and products they encountered at the Overland Expo in Loveland, Colorado. They also discuss the challenges faced by entrepreneurs when starting a new business and delve into the importance of seeking feedback. Andy, an experienced leadership coach, highlights the significance of emotional intelligence and the value of humility in effective leadership. And as always the episode concludes with a valuable business growth hack.

Key Points:

  • The “Marketer Feud” game explores common challenges faced by entrepreneurs, such as permitting, leads, capital, and time management.
  • Seeking feedback and its potential to lead to meaningful improvements in business and leadership are emphasized.
  • Emotional intelligence, empathy, curiosity, and humility are key qualities for effective leadership.
  • The importance of seeking feedback and its potential for meaningful improvements is highlighted.
  • Passion for the nomadic lifestyle and the joys of traveling and camping.
  • Educational aspects of traveling, learning about historical markers, and gaining respect for history are mentioned.
  • Andy shares his journey to becoming a leadership coach after a career in the arts.
  • The role of a coach and the importance of self-awareness in personal and professional growth are emphasized.
  • Andy’s business growth hack: Ask for feedback from team members, peers, or clients, and act on it for improvement.

Quotable Moments:

“Ask for feedback from team members, peers, or clients about what you do well and what you can improve. Then, take that feedback seriously and make a commitment to change or enhance your approach based on their input.” – [00:44:03]

“Humility is a big one, especially for young founders who want to grow. A lot of people don’t want to ask questions or ask for help because they’re afraid of looking like they’re stupid or they don’t know what they’re doing.” – [00:42:51]