Highlights of This Episode:
- Why Terry went from being SVP of Operations at a large cable company to being a startup entrepreneur
- Where “Starbucker” comes from
- How co-running SOBCon for seven years helped Terry build a large network
- The four things you need to think about if you want to build strong communities
- What Terry sees as the biggest challenge of leadership
- Why a business can’t connect to a higher purpose without having a culture of accountability
- The two values and three metrics that are essential for a business to succeed
- Why staying in the “comfortable middle” is a common weakness of leaders
“Humans are all trying to find a purpose — a reason to live — a reason to want to get out of bed every day and do something.” –Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie (Click to share – thanks!)
About Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie:
Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie is a writer, consultant, and startup investor living in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to the Rose City in 2010, he had a successful 23-year tenure as an executive in the cable television industry.
Terry has extensive experience in business operations, customer care, strategy and financial management. For the past eight years, he has also published a popular blog featuring his “More Human” leadership philosophy, and he was recently cited by Inc. Magazine as one of the Top 100 Leadership and Management Experts.
He’s also the co-founder of a new online magazine focused on entrepreneurs, BuiltOregon.com, which will be launching this fall. Terry is the president of the Portland chapter of the Social Media Club, is an investor in the Oregon Angel Fund and Angel Oregon, and is on the board of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network.
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Liz Strauss’s blog
- Terry’s website, TerryStarbucker.com
- 8 Principles of More Human Leadership
- The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers by Patrick Lencioni
- “The Power of Small Wins”
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