A powerful speech has a simple recipe: it has to be true. That’s the tip of top speechwriter Sarah Hurwitz, who shares some lessons in an interview with Aalto Leaders’ Insight. Words Ville Blåfield.
Participants of the Aalto Executive MBA program that began in spring 2017 include many doctors and other health care professionals. “Doctors want to be managed by doctors. Now the industry has woken up to the fact that leadership requires proper training”, says Sally Järvelä.
Finland’s health, social services and regional government reform is a change of historic proportions that touches each and every Finn. Chief physician Andreas Blanco Sequeiros has been closely involved in building Soite, Central Ostrobothnia’s Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health. He is also active in LAPE, a program to address child and family services, which is one of the Finnish government’s key initiatives.
The present state of security can be summed up by two words: unpredictable instability. The operating environment – and security situations – are changing quickly and often involve unexpected incidents. In addition to analyzing the current situation, security experts should increasingly ask, ”What will happen next? How well are we prepared to address even the most unlikely turn of events?”
“Hang on, I’ll just run up to the car”, Kai Rönnberg answers the call in the same situation as so many other times before. However, this time he’s running to his car on the other side of the world, in Sydney, Australia, where he has relocated. His employer Outotec offered him a new position in early spring that comes with more responsibility, and a chance to see the world and the mining industry from a new angle.
“It was a really good module – the whole group digged it.” Aalto MBA student Kai Rönnberg’s account on the change management course flows with praise although he’s still halfway into the last assignment for the course, which has a deadline the same evening.
January is quickly nearing its end, and Kai Rönnberg is heading towards a busy springtime of studies. But first let’s glance back to December, and see how the MBA module New Ventures Workshop went.
Designer and creative director Johanna Uurasjärvi learned her lessons early. Take care of your own brand. If the product doesn’t sell, change it. And if in America, smile. Those lessons have taken her to the top of American design industry. Journalist Anu Partanen met Uurasjärvi in New York.
“Hang on, I’ll just back up my car.” A beeping sound carries down the phone line, as Kai Rönnberg sets for his journey to work. He has promised to talk about the fall semester at the same time, which he has found interesting but busy. A business trip to Australia messed up his calendar, and it has taken some time to get back to normal.
Enterprise Cloud Company ServiceNow’s Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan, Aalto EE alumnus, James Fitzgerald has a 25-year rock-solid track record of considerable business achievement.