Nordic Leadership

Happy Mondays Series #6 – Notice Your Accomplishments

Scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feed on a Monday morning and you’re likely to see plenty of updates about how much people are not looking forward to the start of a new week: we are constantly bombarded with the idea that Mondays have to be universally hated. However, we can fight the idea that […]

Myths of Modern Management: Motivation

The danger of modern management is that it pushes us over the edge. We become extremely motivated to do more and run faster. But when we don’t succeed in achieving our goals we feel like there is something wrong with us, and that we should speak out, pull ourselves together, or run even faster. In […]

Happy Mondays Series #5 – Celebrate a Mistake

Scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feed on a Monday morning and you’re likely to see plenty of updates about how much people are not looking forward to the start of a new week: happiness and Mondays just don’t go together for most people. However, we can fight the idea that Mondays have to be something […]

Happy Mondays Series #4 – Get Moving

Scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feed on a Monday morning and you’re likely to see plenty of updates about how much people are not looking forward to the start of a new week, (especially from those who stayed up late last night to watch the World Cup). We can fight the idea that Mondays have […]

Happy Mondays Series – Praise Yourself

Every Monday for the next 10 weeks we will be sharing some of Alexander Kjerulf’s tips from his book 52 Happy Mondays that will inspire you to make your Monday happier as well. This week, we will be sharing tips from weeks 28 regarding the importance of remembering to praise yourself for your accomplishments. Week 28: Self-praise Are you […]

Martin Bjergegaard’s Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs

In the spirit of Pine Tribe’s summer reading list, we decided to reach out to our authors and ask them the question, “What are you favorite books?” Since our authors have written on a variety of topics, from happiness at work, to how to achieve a youth naturally, you can bet they all have a […]

Happy Mondays Series – Take Time to Reflect

Every Monday for the next 10 weeks we will be sharing some of Alexander Kjerulf’s tips from his book 52 Happy Mondays that will inspire you to make your Monday happier as well. This week, we will be sharing tips from weeks 6 and 21. Week 6: What is the Point of Your Job? Does […]

Happy Mondays Series: Say Good Morning

Scroll through a Facebook or Twitter feed on a Monday morning and they’re likely to be filled with updates about how much people are dreading the start of a new week, how sad they are that the weekend is over, and a stream of various other Monday-related complaints – we are confronted with the idea […]

Lagom: How Scandinavians find Balance

Annually CNN announces the world’s happiest countries. This year, 3 of the top 5 happened to be in Scandinavia, again. What is the secret behind the countries with some of the longest winters and shortest summers to still remain the happiest year after year? To Scandinavians, the secret is a little thing called lagom, which is naturally apart […]

5 Things to Know About Alexander Kjerulf

Curious about the buzz around Happy Hour is 9 to 5? Well, we thought we would help you out by introducing you to the man behind this international bestseller, Alexander Kjerulf. Happy Hour is 9 to 5 is a tool that will help you create a more happy work-environment; but instead of just taking our […]

3 Reasons: Why it’s Better to be an Entrepreneur in Scandinavia

There is no doubt about it, the costs of living in Scandinavia are high. With tax rates around 35-57%, plus a 25% Value Added Tax (VAT) rate, Denmark might not seem so appealing to your average small business entrepreneur. However, Denmark ranks number 2 in the world for Entrepreneurship and Opportunity according to The Legatum […]

The Inefficiency of Multitasking

Many Americans believe that the ability to multitask—the ability to handle more tasks at the same time—is a valuable skill to have. After all, imagine all the work that can be done faster when you are writing emails while answering phone calls simultaneously. However, as studies have repeatedly shown, multitasking may not actually be that […]

5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

In today’s world where we see companies like Google filling their roster with smiling employees, it’s easy to get a little jealous. If there is one thing we all long for, it’s to be happy. Happy at work, happy at home—balance is something we strive for in our daily lives. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne […]

Top 5 Misconceptions About Work-Life Balance

Being a public advocate of work-life balance I often get reactions like this when I send an email to people late a Saturday night: “I just noticed the time of your email – I thought you had a good balance”. Well, I do have it, but that doesn’t mean I can’t work after 5pm. There […]

5 Prosperous Careers With Work-Life Balance

Everyone wants that dream job. You know the one; where you can grow, make an impact, and live healthy, yet still travel all over the world and do whatever you want, whenever you want. However, most of us aren’t that lucky. But now, there’s hope. Technology is beginning to give us more freedom in our […]

Winning Without Losing: Take Tomorrow Off

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: Find your Oxygen Mask

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: Be Prepared

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: When the Road is Rough

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing: Beware the Time and Energy Wasters

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing Series: New Ways of Doing Old Things

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, is a […]

Winning Without Losing Series: Efficiency Boosters

Winning Without Losing, the CMI award-winning book as “the best book for New Managers,” explains 66 strategies on how to be successful in business, without neglecting your personal life. Martin Bjergegaard and Jordan Milne interviewed a variety of successful entrepreneurs, and through their search they found that the key to a happy and successful life, […]

5 Things I’ve Learned about Scandinavia from Working with Danes

Note: I am writing about my experience working with a Danish company that has just opened an office space in the U.S.—I fully realize that my experiences may not necessarily reflect everyone’s opinion, but I have written this article with coworker-approval. As an American in my home country, I have been working mostly with American […]

What laughter in the office does for you

My co-workers and I have the luxury of working with some of the leading experts in laughter and workplace happiness; Alexander Kjerulf (Happy Hour is 9-5) and Thomas Flindt (Happy Lemons). Thomas Flindt even goes to say “You don’t get happiness from success; you get success from happiness”. And what better way to create this […]

5 Differences Between the Danish and American Workplace

Since moving back to Denmark after having worked in both the USA and China, it’s been fun adapting to the Danish work culture. I’ll admit the culture is very different here at Pine Tribe compared to my past work places. Pine Tribe is one of many startup companies whose offices are located in the Rainmaking […]

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