Nordic Leadership

Paying it Forward: How good work relationships equal success

It’s Not Just You Happiness in the workplace is something that many of us strive for. The grueling hours of the 9 to 5 workday can certainly be stressful, and so we meditate on how we can individually be happy at work. However, while we’re all scrambling to find and fulfill our own individual need […]

Scandinavian Lunch Breaks: More than a meal

Culture Clash I am an American, born and bred for the fast-paced life that makes New York City teem with energy. I am constantly in motion, and constantly striving to make the most of my time when I’m at the office. However, while I do hail from a city that proudly boasts of its culture […]

“Winning Without Losing” Wins CMI Award!

Great news for Winning Without Losing! On February 3, 2014, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) awarded Winning Without Losing the “Management Gold” CMI award as the best book for New Managers. CMI is “the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.” With a membership community […]

Interview with Chief Happiness Officer Alexander Kjerulf

The other day I was lucky enough to sit down with fellow Pine Triber Martin Bjergegaard, and Chief Happiness Officer Alexander Kjerulf to talk about happiness at work. Check out the full interview below where we discuss how management can make or break a work culture, how happiness nurtures more productive workers, and Alexander’s new […]

How we can defeat Blue Monday

By now a co-worker may have already dropped the “It’s Blue Monday,” topic as a form of small talk. If it hasn’t happened yet, learn about it here and feel free to use it as your own conversation starter. Blue Monday has certainly been discussed here at the Pine Tribe office since we are actively […]

Time in the Office

As an American, I have grown up hearing, time and time again, the indication that the harder you work, the more successful you become. Though I am not arguing this theory, I believe we often measure “hard work” with the wrong measurements – in particular, time. I, like so many other Americans, began becoming acquainted […]

How NOT to lead geeks

When the geeks at NCR in Australia threatened to go on strike, it was a move that could have paralyzed ATMs, supermarket cash registers and airplane check-in. This underlines the fact that IT has become so central to almost all corporations, that any disruption may cost a lot of time and money, which again means that […]



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