Introducing Servant Leader of the Quarter: Lassi Veikkonen


We believe in Servant Leadership at DISQO. What does this leadership approach mean to you?

For me, it’s mostly about how to enable people to be the best versions of themselves. Learning their strengths and weaknesses in order to understand when to guide, nudge or sit back and observe.

What’s one of your favorite or proudest DISQO leadership moments? 

We have a habit of rotating the facilitator role in our planning meetings. It has been very rewarding to see how that has helped individuals grow from pondering if they should offer an opinion to full-blown drivers of conversation that also encourage others to participate.

Sometimes our careers take unexpected turns. Were there any unexpected twists in your career journey and what lessons did you learn from those experiences?

Before DISQO, I had spent 16 years in the fintech industry so it was a pretty major change of scenery. Everything was new and, in the beginning, I felt rather useless. This turned out to be an important reminder that one doesn’t have to be all-powerful and, at times, the most important thing to do is simply to listen.

What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a people leader at DISQO?

A cliche answer but it's the fact that you get work with and help all sorts of brilliant people across the company.

When you’re not focused on DISQO, what might we find you doing?

Jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing, kayaking or just generally being outdoors.

Looking to make an impact as a servant leader? Check out DISQO's careers page for current openings!

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