OEN held it’s second annual summit Friday at the Kennedy School in Portland. Emcee Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie offered 10 leadership lessons relayed by some of the state’s most successful entrepreneurs.
There was a diverse group of businesses represented, including restaurants, social media platforms,non-profits, clothing, bio-med, farming, software, and bicycles.
While there was a wide diversity in business type, there was a real commonality in the lessons these entrepreneurs shared – the “hard knocks” leadership lessons.
These were realizations that came directly from their experiences – revelations that pushed them past being just a “boss”, but into the higher strata of more human leader.
Here’s a favorite from Puppet Lab CEO Luke Kanies.
“Wherever you work, it has a culture. The question is, do you own your culture, or is culture happening to you? “
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