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Why leaders succeed or fail?

  According to several studies around 75% of the reasons why leaders succeed or fail are Emotional Intelligence related. These reasons include things like leaders (and managers too) are perceived to be self centred, they don’t relate well to others, they don’t inspire or build talent, they are defensive or…


New year – personal change that is sustainable

It is that time of the year again when some people want to start new life and make new year’s promises to do it. 99% of the promises are filled with good intentions but also with a expectations that new year magically will bring the change. Like Albert Einstein (or…


Want to learn something today?

Giving or receiving recognition – which is more important?

“Leaders don’t look for recognition from others, leaders look other to recognise” -Simon Sinek-


How did you treat your colleagues today?

…also very relevant statement what comes to treating colleagues at work. ‪#‎servantleadership‬ ‪#‎humanelement‬


Do you mentally block innovation without knowing it?

What do you really do for living?

Achieving new results

“If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.” – Peter Drucker –


How do you feel when you receive and give feedback?

What time is it?

Why overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best?

Reducing stress using simple HRV app on your smartphone

Facebook führte riesiges Psychologie-Experiment durch

How investing in increasing the emotional intelligence of employees converts to increased profitability?

I am very curious to know how people WHO LIVE OR DO BUSINESS IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE think about this question. This is because I live in continental Europe myself. In order to quantify it I have made a short anonymous and absolute non-commercial and no strings attached survey about this…


71% of employees report low job satisfaction and commitment

Are you innovator or follower?

How often are you @home office?

Are you a cheap pottery leader?

Who’s got bad consciousness?

How are your thoughts this morning?

Concentration training


Notice how you are going to feel before you actually feel it

Are you smart phone addicted?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014

Instead of sending Christmas cards and buying presents to our clients, Innotiimi makes annually a donation to a project which resonates with Innotiimi’s values. This year we make donation to the new children’s hospital that will be built in Helsinki. As a partner of Innotiimi I wish you all merry Christmas…


Emotional Intelligence demo 16.1.2014 in Salzburg / Austria

Did you know that Emotional Intelligence has arguably become the most essential factor in sustaining high performance in organisations and across society at large. It is the driving force that enables leaders to engage with others effectively and then drive essential change in today’s turbulent and fast-moving world. Learn more…


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Causing toxic working climate

Actively managing your behaviour using awareness of emotions

Did you know how our brain reacts to emotions? Maybe, but how can you actively manage your behaviour using increased awareness of your emotions? Great couple of minutes video about the topic.


Being emotionally intelligent leader

This short video summarises the very essence of being emotionally intelligent (leader). However, do not be fooled that amygdala would be responsible only for the feelings extreme anger or joy – it is responsible for the rest of the feelings too.


My top 5 favourite Emotional Intelligence quotes

You cannot make any decisions without emotions

In this video Daniel Goleman is giving examples about the role of emotions in decision making. One very interesting example is the very first case in the video. It’s about a high IQ lawyer who went through a brain surgery and lost the connection between his amygdala (“emotional brain”) and…


How to Raise Your Company Culture to the Next Tribal Leadership Stage

The Tribal Leadership tips and tricks ebook for iPad is now available at 50% discount for limited time. This offer will last until 30.9. Check it out if you are interested.


It’s not only the amount information and data that makes decisions good

Your IQ contributes less than 10% to your success

IQ contributes less than 10% to your success. The rest is contributed by emotional intelligence. Listen what Daniel Coleman says about this. Happy emotionally intelligent week! Life is great! 🙂


Radical innovation evening 6.6.2013

Is your business in decline? Or do you fear it might soon be so? Or perhaps you have opened your eyes already and you want to prevent it going downhill early enough? If you answered to one or the other of the questions by YES, the RadiCamp evening on the…


Self leadership workshop in Wien, Austria on the 11.3.2013

Self leadership workshop in Wien, Austria on the 11.3.2013. Natural Tendencies Analysis is based on the personality type theory of Carl Gustav Jung. His theories are widely used as basis for personality type analysis, stress prevention and team building. The Natural Tendencies Analysis (NTA) helps you to understand your own strengths and…


Are you Organized or Chaotic?

this blog is continuation to my previous blog “Are you extrovert or introvert” which can be found by clicking here. Thinking (T) or Feeling (F) The question here is: How do you make decisions? The people with Thinking (T) preference tend to base their decisions on the logic, facts, figures…


Are you Extrovert or Introvert?

this blog is continuation to my previous blog “Are you outside of your comfort zone?” which can be found by clicking here. Background Everyone is different. The older you get more difficult it becomes to change your behavior and accept behavior of others which is different to yours. The first…


Merry Christmas!

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Merry X-mas and Happy New Year 2013

On December 19, 2012, Posted by , In rework365, By ,,,, , With No Comments

I would like to wish to all rework365 blog readers Merry X-mas and Happy New Year 2013. All Innotiimi partners decided to donate money to the great work of Unicef, instead of sending X-mas cards this year. Maybe it helps some children who are not as lucky as we are….


Are you outside of your comfort zone?

You are likely either left or right handed. Similarly you cross your arms either left or right arm on top. Also you probably cross your hands either left of right thumb on top. Most of the time, or actually nearly every time, you tend to do it the same way….


Tribal Leadership session in Innsbruck 7.11.2012

What is tribal leadership? One very powerful tool for firstly understanding the current state of your business, secondly defining your goals and thirdly providing tools for achieving the goals is called tribal leadership. Tribal Leadership is based on focusing on your company culture. It claims that every group of people in…


Finnish Business Awards 2012 in Austria

The Finnish Business Award in Austria is given to the most successful companies who offer Finnish products or services in Austrian market. This award is presented by Finpro, Finnish Austrian Economic Forum and the Embassy of Finland in Austria. Last time this award was given in year 2009. I was…


10 things to remember when creating an online presence

What is the best internet marketing advice you have heard? I recently asked this question in LinkedIn “Answers” and got plenty of great feedback (you can have a look at the answers by clicking the link in the end of this post). First of all what does the word “best…


A quick guide for selling your products and services online

What is actually e-commerce? Many people think that e-commerce is pretty much the same as opening a webshop. For me e-commerce is much more, it is the whole system that enables selling your products and services online. That includes the digital point of sale, free digital content and digital content…


A must watch: management guru L. Vaughan Spencer

How to guide for manager. Learn to: motivitalize, succeederize and deny the sausage rolls. It is a really good laugh. Thanks for posting this video tip Andy! 🙂


Starting is everything!

On March 13, 2012, Posted by , In Innovation,Leadership,Marketing, With 1 Comment

Every success story in the world has a start. This is the point when you actually do something to your idea to make it reality. Without start there is no success. Brilliant, superior, beautiful, great, stunning or simply plain awesome idea that nobody actually implements is never going to succeed….


Tribal Leadership – improving your business culture part IV

…this blog is continuation to the Tribal Leadership series in The previous articles discussed the foundation of the tribal leadership as well as introduced you to the stages 1 through 5 in detail. The previous articles can be found under these links: Does your business focus on meaningless details…


Tribal Leadership – improving your business culture part III

…this blog is continuation to the Tribal Leadership series in The previous article about the stages 3 and 4 can be found here: “Tribal Leadership – improving your business culture part II“. This part describes the tribal stage 5. The tribal stage 5 is the highest cultural stage known…


Tribal Leadership – improving your business culture part II

…this blog is a continuation to the Tribal Leadership series in The previous article about the stages 1 and 2 can be found here: “Tribal Leadership – improving your business culture part I“. This part describes the tribal stages 3 and 4. It makes sense to discuss these two…


Tribal leadership – improving your business culture part I

…continues from the last week’s blog “Does your business focus on meaningless details and micro management?“. In the beginning I am going to remind you about the motivation behind tribal leadership. The motivation is simply following: “The research done by the authors Dave Logan & co proves that over a…


Does your business focus on meaningless details and micro management?

Reporting, filling in the figures is various sheets and applications, having meetings and teleconferences to discuss the figures over and over again. Being like a cog in large machine or factory. Feeling numb, brainless and non-creative. Does this sound familiar to you? If not, you can consider yourself lucky. Many…


Tough boss

Is your own leadership like this or is your boss practicing this kind of leadership? No worries, it can be changed. Click the (almost Oscar nominated) video for the whole story. Join my email list! Email Address


Employee driven leadership at Semco

When you hear word leadership you probably associate with manager/leader leading the employees. That is obviously the case in most of the businesses, but not all of them. One great example of successful employee driven leadership is at Brazilian company called Semco. Shortly there the employees decide most of the…


The core of good leadership

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Happy New Year 2012

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Merry X-mas!

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Discover your strengths!

You are unique. Find a job that is made for you. Forget the rest! Christmas is just behind the door. As a Christmas present Rework365 will draw one free of charge coaching session (about 2 hours) where we discover your strengths and your natural preferences. You can use this information…


Which tribe you belong to?

I read recently the book “Tribal Leadership” from Dave Logan, John King and Halee Fischer-Wright. To be honest, actually listened the free audiobook version of it that you can download too. This model they build claims that every company or any group of people can been seen as a tribe….


Finance (banking) crisis and innovation

As we all know, we are (again) living the times of banking crisis. Someone blames Greece, some other blames Italy or Spain. It is correct that the public sector spending in these countries has been out of control for many years. Having said that the European Banks have also been…


Participate and win Innotiimi GroupExpo book

On October 25, 2011, Posted by , In rework365, By , , With No Comments

Participate and win a free book about GroupExpo – a proven method to participate biggers groups developing multiple ideas simultaneously. More information here. You can participate by registering on Innotiimi web page, liking Innotiimi in Facebook, or following Innotiimi on Twitter or LinkedIn. The competition ends on 25.11.2011.


Have a big dream and make it reality

This video has couple of good analogies to business life and how we all are different. Understanding the differences between people and accepting them would help to solve so many workplace conflicts. On the other hand this video is completely, I mean really completely, outside of business setup. Maybe it…


How much ego-boosting people cost?

First of all many thanks to A-J Wihuri from Innotiimi for the excellent blog about this topic. Unfortunately the blog is for time being only in Finnish. So, I am going to just drop you a tag which may make you think. In their book called “Egonomics” David Marcum and…


Should You Reward Bad Ideas?

In order to create good products or service you have produce an large amount good ideas. In order to create remarkable or great or outstanding products or services (innovation) you have to produce a vast amount of ideas: good, neutral, bad, very bad and absolutely crappy ideas. Actually you should…


Power of words

Watch this extremely good video about the importance of how you communicate things. Thanks for ICG for finding it in YouTube. How did you feel after watching this video?


Mindfulness as a management tool

When speaking about mindfulness many people associate it only to yoga and eastern philosophies or generally speaking the “soft stuff”. You may also think: what does that have to do with management and leadership? Actually it does and as a matter of fact a lot. The current business life is…


Let’s scrap the word innovation

What is innovation? Innovation is a buzz word that had been around for quite some time. Obviously everyone needs innovation and is pretty clear why. But what is innovation? I would describe it simply with following sentence: “Doing anything that ensures the long term profitability and growth of a business.”…


Do what you love and the rest will follow

It is time to reload your batteries

Summer is here in the Europe and to be more precise I am experiencing it here at the Austrian Alps. Today the forecast is sunny, blue skies and hardly any wind. Excellent possibility for slowing down and perhaps later today for going outdoors. At the moment I am sitting on…


Leadership: I cannot believe these guys are so slow in making decisions!

Do you think that the decision making in your team takes way too long? On the other hand does someone in your team feel that decisions are made in hurry without any exploration of possibilities? Even more confusing is that this happens simultaneously in the very same meeting. How come?…


Leadership: Nothing happens without me

Why I always have to do everything. Nothing happens here without me. Why on earth these headless chickens cannot do anything right? Sounds familiar? Maybe you have felt like that once or twice too? It is unfortunately pretty common. What is it then? Why some managers feel that nothing happens…


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Diversity rocks

I am a passionate photographer. I started photographing back in 1977 when I was only 6 years old. My father gave me a small camera on my 6th birthday. Since then I have been photographing extensively. However, my hobby took a quantum leap when the first digital cameras came into…


Animate it: Leadership and trust

Without trustworthiness and fairness there is no trust. Without trust there is no open communication. Without open communication great ideas remain unspoken. Without great ideas you will not be successful. You can express trust in your everyday actions, like these two people do in the short animation. The question to…


Animate it: Leadership and empowerment

Empowerment and trust are the key values in good leadership. But are you used to being empowered? This short animation starts the Rework365 “Animate it!” series. Stay tuned.


Why are you using external advisors, contractors and consultants?

On March 28, 2011, Posted by , In rework365, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

The LinkedIn voting feature keeps on fascinating me. That’s why I decided to create a few more polls. I believe that to stay commercially fit and viable you need to be in continuous development. Instead of guessing what could be interesting it is always better to ask the opinion of…



LinkedIn has made it possible to create user polls. So, that needs to be tried out. It would be very much appreciated if you could distribute this poll as wide as possible. More volume = better quality results. Here is the, yes very polarizing, question.


Are you expected to sit in the office?

The factory called office If you have a factory it is pretty obvious that putting more hours and more labor and investing to new production line will increase the output of your factory. This of course translates to more sales given you are able to sell the goods. Since the…


Thoughts about the change in business enviroment: John Kotter

This is a great short video summarizing what John Kotter thinks about the future and the pace of change. It is definitely worth checking out.


Only the future matters

Many people are so fixed in maintaining the status quo that they simply cannot create something new. Having said that, luckily there are people who understand that the past is not unimportant, but what matters more is the future. You do not have to be university professor or exceptionally successful…


Leadership at it’s best: conducting an orchestra

Do want to learn what leadership is all about and how to be a great leader in 30 minutes? If your answer is yes, take the time to watch this video. Thanks to Pekka Heikurainen from for finding this great video from internet.


Do you want your product to be unique and cool?

There are plenty of research available which claims that about 90% of the thinking of 5-6 years old children is creative. This includes creativity itself, alternative thinking and surprising ideas. The picture changes a bit when they get older. Namely the creativity of 9 years old children has decreased to…


New value year 2011

The new year is always a discontinuity point and time for making promises. Why not deciding to start thriving your business towards new growth and untapped markets? Here are couple of ideas that might be relevant to you. Understand your value curve First you need to understand how your product…


Merry Christmas 2010

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Rework365 and Innotiimi wishes Merry X-mas to all Customers, Blog readers, Fans and Customers to be.


The cornerstone of innovation

Innovation happens no longer somewhere in deep basements of geek departments. Modern innovation can be seen as a creative way of putting existing and new building blocks together. Have a look at this short and simple 1 minute video.


Innovation: thinking out of box

Many of us are used only to certain way of thinking. Businesses think they have boundaries which are set be some force called “the market”. As a matter of fact these boundaries are setup by the businesses themselves. The key is to try to forget them, to innovate outside of…


Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

First: this video is really polarizing. If you are extremely conservative “old school leader”it is probably nothing for you. On the other hand this video does not directly have anything to do with “classical business school leadership”. However, many important ingredients of good leadership, or making a movement if you…


Creativity in the workplace needs diversity.

Is your team diverse? Are you encouraging people to speak up and not agree all the time? If not, perhaps you should reconsider your leadership style. Have a look at this 1 minute video.