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MATTI ALAHUHTA - GOOD LEADER SHOWS THE WAY TO SUCCESS
BALTIC SEA PROJECT TEXT: BEATA JALO
IN May JCI Airisto organized Baltic Sea project for the fourth time with local fourth grade school children. The event has been successfully organized with partners in previous years. Last year about 400 students got to learn about environmental awareness of Baltic Sea. A total of 10 schools are participating from Kaarina and Pargas. Action-mornings purpose is to raise childrenâ€™s awareness of the Baltic Sea and how it can be protected even by small actions. Students learn about protection matters by taking part on a variety of tasks related to the water system and similar activities. The program includes; sorting garbage, fishing, Baltic Sea quiz and sea mark course. JC Airisto hopes that the event raises students and all citizens awareness of the situation of the Baltic Sea.
PUBLISHER Junior Chamber International Finland www.nuorkauppakamarit.fi – member of Junior Chamber International:n (JCI),www.jci.cc EDITOR Mari Silvennoinen MANAGING EDITOR Eveliina Sillanpää EDITORIAL STAFF Hannu Nikupeteri, Johanna Suominen VISUAL APPERANCE Kumppania Oy LAYOUT Graphic Room, Susanna Muurman-Ovaska PRESS Grano Oy ADVERTISEMENTS COMMUNICATIONS
Communications Director Hannu Nikupeteri, p. 040 5912 154, email@example.com THEMES, BOOKING AND PUBLISHING 1/2016 Leadership 22.2. – published on week 11, 2/2016 International issue and EC2016 18.4. – published on week 21 3/2016 Courage 15.8. – published on week 38, 4/2016 Learning and development 24.10. – published on week 48 TWITTER @JCIFI FACEBOOK (page) JCI Finland - Suomen Nuorkauppakamarit Suomen (group) Nuorkauppakamarit - Jäsenryhmä | #JCIFI
CUTTING EDGE CHARISMA
CASE OF THE SHIFT
Toni Hinkka How to do a Jaycee project with an impact JCI VICE PRESIDENT JOHANNA LUNDÁN
I´ve learned there is still a lot to learn
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helps youth towards working life REAL-TIME ECONOMY
the latest in leading ecosystem services MATTI ALAHUHTA
Good Leader Shows the Way to Success
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TATU VIRTA Innovator-entrepreneur-CEO INSPIRED IN FINLAND
10 most passionate businesses in Finland STRATEGY 2020
Cutting Edge Charisma TEXT: TONI HINKKA
WOULD you like to be a leader seriously taken? To become the one, who gets things done? Would you like your customers to sign more contracts with you? To become the one, who closes deals when others can’t. Do you crave for a dream position? To become the one, they choose? Perhaps you want to impress him or her? Maybe you are pursuing one of the above? Or you want them all. It’s possible, with charisma. It’s your most valuable competitive advantage, no matter what you want to reach. Oh no, you say. I don’t have that inherent talent.
Wrong, there’s nothing mysterious or supernatural in charisma. It can be learned like any other skill. Just learn the basics, train, learn more, measure and practice. Repeat and you got it. Easy when you know how. Ok, let’s go. I’ll give you the basics. Charisma is a craft on eight domains: capturing presence, gripping inspiration, impressive communication, astonishing appearance, objective self-esteem, diverse emotional intelligence, sound courage and pure authenticity. Does this still sound a bit tricky? Maybe an example will shed some light on the matter. Let´s say you want to improve your
presence? Well, it is made up of positive approach, equal interplay and wholehearted focus. Ok, but how those can be trained further? Tell me more. About focus, for instance. Give me a drill for that. You got it. Stand or sit in a position where you see no movement but the person opposite you. Make sure the window and other people in the room are either behind you or by your side. Now it’s easy to focus. After doing this hundred times you may step by step broaden your field of view without losing your concentration. That was a little taster of charisma work out. Learn more from www.cxopro.fi/charisma.
JCI mission is to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change. The biggest aims of our actions in Finland is to strengthen the members’ personal growth, to provide development opportunities and speed up our members work careers. JCI is global network of active citizens who share same interests. This network offers us unlimited opportunities that are waiting for us.
We dare to take actions when actions are needed.
TO me JCI offered once in a life time opportunity last summer when I participated in JCI Academy in Tokyo. The Academy offered unforgettable memories that I will cherish the rest of my life.
I spend a one of my best weekends ever in Academy´s home stay program with absolutely adorable Japanese non-English speaking family of four. I learned that it´s possible to create a really strong bond and friendship with another human without common language. Humanity and respect are enough. JCI Academy also changed the way I saw myself. I noticed that fear had bigger role in my life that I had realize. I didn’t really dared to take risks. I realize it while I was asked to jump on the glass with pare feet. “Totally insane! No way!” I thought and watched how my Academy fellows just did it. After few hesitating minutes I jumped too. I figured out how things that I fear are bigger in my head than they really are. At that moment I found my inner bravery and peace at once. THE most remarkable thing that I have learned from my international jaycee friends is that we are vanguards. We jaycees are people who are able to change the world better. We dare to take actions when actions are needed. You & me – Vanguards! MERVI VUORINEN National President, JCI Finland
UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES
NATIONAL INFORMATION OFFICER 2016
MY name is Johanna Suominen. I’m from JCI Kouvola and I’m the National Information Officer 2016. My JCI career so far has been intensive and quite exceptional. I became a trial member two years ago and almost straight away I announced my interest in being on the board. A couple months later I found myself in the communications team refracting our chapter magazine Konuka. In 2015 I did the versatile board position as LIO at my local chamber. The election result didn’t end up in a regional position but a leap to a national one. Outside of JCI I work as a Development Manager at Hyötypaperi Oy. Hyötypaperi is a specialist in recycling services. We collect and process e.g. metal and scrapmetal, paper, construction- and demolition waste, forestry residues and other recyclable materials from manufacturing, logistics and other industries. My tasks are internal communication, customer reports, quality management systems and HR.
EVENTS, PROJECTS AND NEWS
Cheerful Jyväskylä, Würzburg and Gent Artevelde jaycees on the ground and in the sky (note the hot air balloon!)
MULTITWINNING TEXT: MARI SUORANTA
JCI Jyväskylä has a long tradition in twinning activities. Our two twinning chapters are JCI Würzburg in Germany and JCI Gent Artevelde in Belgium. The twinning contract with Würzburg was signed already 16 years ago and with Gent Artevelde in 2007. All our Twinning activities have been open for all three chapters and that is why we call our joint venture “MultiTwinning”. The biggest event has been in 2010
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when we had 30 German and Belgium guests who experienced crisp cold, sunny, winter wonderland of Central Finland. One of the adventures was a hot air balloon ride, a bit rocky one but definitely memorable. This summer following JCI Finland’s strategy to provide members with possibilities to develop their international capabilities and business relations we organize a
JCI LAHTI is to become an international chapter, and we have started a multi-twinning program. We have an agreement with JCI Ålesund (NO), JCI Siauliai (LT) and JCI Pärnu (EE) to become twinning partners. We would like to find one more chapter from Central Europe to join us.
three day MultiTwinning event preceding the EC. The program offers inspiring activities in the spirit of JCI, namely Finnish cultural heritage and adventures, trainings, business visits, and not forgetting the most important one - experiencing sauna. The purpose of our twinning has always been to initiate and cherish learning, lifelong friendships, and create business opportunities for our members.
What is then multi-twinning? Well, it is sharing ideas, events and cultures with people from another country but who of course have the same JCI Spirit as you! Normally there is one meeting per year in one of the chapter’s home town. The good thing with having several partners is that you don’t have to arrange the
THE BEST JCISUMMER EVENT IS WAITING FOR YOU!
How to do a Jaycee project with an impact – Case of The SHIFT THE SHIFT is a business festival for thought leaders and pioneers in the fields of health, learning and energy. 1. Do it together – Getting out of your silos to share resources make you more efficient. Four chambers do the SHIFT together. 2. Find the right people – All of the key functions, for example marketing and sales need to be filled with professionals. This way the rest of the team can grow professionally by learning from the pros. 3. Find the right partners – The SHIFT could not be done without partners. From early on the event partnered with other organizations, in this case with the Turku chamber of commerce, startup community Boost Turku, and the Federation of Finnish Enterprises of Turku. 4. Have fun – Everybody is responsible for contributing to a positive atmosphere. Smile, hug, and be a wonderful Jaycee. ELIA ELENIUS
meeting every second year (which can feel a bit heavy) but only every fourth or fifth year. The program during the meeting should have some amount of local business, some local culture (also drinking culture...), and of course in the perfect JCI spirit! We are in the beginning of this journey here in JCI Lahti together with our partners, but the journey will be a great one! TUIRE SIITONEN
FOR the 39th time there will be the most fun and relaxing JC-event ”Leirien Leiri”, ”the Camp of Camps” held in July on 6-10 in Nurmijärvi, Finland. The camp is for all JCs, with or without a family, everyone is invited. This is the best way to start summer holiday, ever. Food will be served five times a day, there will be swimming, sauna, pentaque, lots of other games and horse riding. You really get to relax your brain and enjoy summer sun with JC-friends from all over. Read more and register on in our homepage (www.jcihelsinki.fi/projektit/leirien-leiri-2016). Follow us in Facebook (www.facebook.com/leirienleiri2016). You can also email to us firstname.lastname@example.org. Be there and have fun! JCI HELSINKI
JCI AURAJOKI is organizing a high-standard business event Talous & Johtajuus in Turku at Logomo 20.1.2016 with excellent excellent speakers and workshops on various aspects of companies’ finances and leadership. Come and get a handful of practical information! www.talousjajohtajuus.com JCI TOOMPEA from Tallinn, the twinning chamber of JCI Kotka, celebrates its 25th birthday at 21st of May. Party theme is “Life like the movies” and entourage from JCI Kotka will be joining these glamorous parties. REGION C - GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS Finally, after a three-year reign, JCI Jyväskylä lost the Region C Golf Championship to JCI Pirkanmaa last summer. Who will triumph at Lakeside Golf Vammala on 2nd of July this year? www.bit.ly/21pOmgg LOOKING for fun and useful JCI-stuff to do this summer? Check out the calendar for latest information about courses and events at www.d.nuorkauppakamarit.fi/calendar/
EVENTS, PROJECTS AND NEWS
Elina Ruuskanen, Laura Latomäki and Elise Stenroos from JCI Hämeenlinna want to develop mothers’ professional capabilities.
MOM & CAREER EVENTS STARTED IN HÄMEENLINNA TEXT: RISTO AHORINTA
ELINA Ruuskanen, Elise Stenroos and Laura Latomäki from JCI Hämeenlinna, all moms with careers had a common problem – they wanted to develop themselves professionally, but more often than not it was impossible to attend business events with children. They solved the problem by starting a lecture series aiming to deal with career issues mothers often
face. Mom & Career events focus on developing the professional abilities of mothers, and in order to make attending easy, children are also welcome to the events. On the first meeting Communications Manager Anna Availa from the city of Riihimäki spoke about mothers as leaders, time management and generally being in the job market as a
mother. The event was highly successful with more than twenty attendees, and currently a series of six more meetings are planned. Events with varying topics will be held in Hämeenlinna monthly, next being on 17.5. when the Chairman of the City Board of Directors Sari Rautio presents about combining motherhood and career.
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M-Files enterprise information management (EIM) solutions elimM-Files tarjoaa älykkäitä ja tehokkaita tiedonhallinnan inate information silos and provide quick and easy access to the ratkaisuja, joiden avulla organisaatiot saavuttavat merkitright content from any coresekä business system and device. M-Files täviä liiketoimintaetuja tehostavat toimintaansa, achieves higher levels of user adoption resulting in faster ROI tiedon verkostoitumista sekä prosessien hallintaa. with a uniquely intuitive approach to EIM that is based on managing information by “what” it is versus “where” it’s stored. Annamme mielellämme lisätietoa siitä, kuinka M-Files voi Forauttaa more information, please get in touch with your JC contact sinun yritystäsi keskittymään olennaiseen. person, Mr. Janne Romppanen, email@example.com or +358 45 670 2250. Ota yhteyttä JC-yhteyshenkilöösi Janne Romppaseen firstname.lastname@example.org tai 045 670 2250.
EVENTS, PROJECTS AND NEWS
I HAVE LEARNED THAT THERE IS STILL A LOT TO LEARN TEXT AND PICTURES: JOHANNA LUNDÁN, JCI VICE PRESIDENT 2016
BEING a JCI Vice President has led me to an unbelievable journey. I have enjoyed jumping to something that is unknown, challenging and demanding. Even though at the beginning my head was dizzy with new information and procedures, I immediately felt strong sense of belongingness. The astonishing journey has already provided many opportunities to grow and develop. I have learned much more than I ever imagined. The reason is that learning
is about right attitude – having an open mind to absorb everything you experience into lesson learned. The beauty of JCI is challenging yourself to be better and better. For me the interesting challenges and the constant need to develop have been the fuel that keeps motivating me to exceed myself and learning enables me to renew myself. What you learn as JCI officer is an overall experience that is hard to explain.
I have built better awareness towards different cultures and advocate differences – broaden further my way of seeing and thinking. Naturally the office has also given me the chance to boost my English skills by having speeches and trainings. Also I have expanded my comfort zone by miles. All in all, the learning is about challenging yourself and going beyond your boundaries. It is about what you decide do with the experiences and opportunities you are given.
JCI Finland has a new Executive Director! SUSA NÄRHI has previously worked as an accountable product manager on ICT -industry, where she was responsible of wholesale purchase and sales, marketing, negotiation and account management. She has wide international experience in sales, marketing management and concept development, including organizing customer and stakeholder events. JCI Finland will benefit Susa’s solid background
in building long-term partnerships. Her extensive experience from different industries from SMEs to international corporations gives great starting point and excellent networks to working as an Executive Director. Susa has also a career as a member of Local Chamber; she was a member of Tammerkoski JC for few years. That gives good perspective what this or-
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Savotour – Area D new event! JCI Warkaus presented new event for this spring – Savotour!
Roope Varkka Key Account Manager p. 040 776 6718
Tuomas Räsänen VP, Sales and Marketing p. 050 514 6300
The idea was to gather JC´s all around Area D together, to get to know companies and pubs around Varkaus, the heart of Eastern Finland. The tour started at 9 o´clock in Hanx, Leppävirta. This company is making motorbike clothes for the drivers. The next destination was the New Valamo Monastery in Heinävesi. There we got more JC`s from JCI Joensuu with us. We had a great opportunity to get know Valamos business – tourism, wine yard and whiskey distillery. Also there we had a chance to taste those products. This was a great event get to know members from other chapters as well as from our own chapter. I hope we can make this event annual, so hopefully see you all next spring in Varkaus! ARI SAAVALAINEN
ganization can offer for its members. ”I’m extremely excited for my new job and I’m seeking the co-operation with all the stakeholders. I believe that my skills in communication, networking and leadership provide good basis in this work.” Susa summarizes. Executive Director is responsible of partnership management, stakeholder relations and leading sales.
Susanna Muurman-Ovaska #68778 0400 994 702 | email@example.com www.graphicroom.fi
IN THE WORLD
EVENTS, PROJECTS AND NEWS
JCI Impact & JCI Achieve in Vaasa IN April JCI Vaasa organized two official trainings JCI Impact & JCI Achieve which attracted participants from 4 different chambers - a big achievement for our small chapter. JCI Achieve was an eye-opener especially for JCI Vaasa’s new members to help them better understand the possibilities of JCI. JCI Impact gives tools for how to make an impact and create positive change in the surrounding society which we as individuals and members of an organization. We focused on sustainable development, recognizing society needs and initial problems and identified many things in our own society we as active citizens can ameliorate. ANNE HIETALA
Québec gathers Jaycees around the world AN outstanding chance to meet JC’s from all around the world in one place. International networking, glamorous parties, admirable workshops, enlightening keynotes. That’s all happening in Québec, Canada next autumn. Get to know your fellow JC’s, discover different cultures, connect yourself globally! From October 30th to November 4th 2016, an estimated 4000 participants will be strolling around the Québec Convention Centre to navigate through the JCI World Congress. 6 days of total Jaycee-mayhem with keynotes such as astronaut Chris Hadfield, it’s guaranteed to leave no-one
coldhanded. Québec is a modern city with distinctive heritage. With its nearly 700 000 citizens, 95% of which speaking French and cultures that combine North America and Europe, it’s an ideal city for both business and leisure travelling. Register now to the greatest gathering of the year – the current price tag of 580$ is available until 31st of August! Remember the new Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), which is needed for foreigners to enter Canada after 1st of August 2016. Check the website jciquebec2016.com for more information. JARMO AHONEN
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JCI CHALLENGE is organized in Finland right before the EC from June 12th to June 14th 2016. JCI Challenge is something that every member should experience. It’s networking at its best; through team work, sports and good cause. Join participants from all over the world and challenge yourself! This is an opportunity for us to impact, to connect and to care. Read more at jcichallenge.org
THE EUROPEAN CONFERENCE 2016 is here soon! Do you already follow JCI EC 2016 on every channel? At least like the Facebook-page at www.facebook.com/jciec2016 and get the latest news and information about the conference. See you at Tampere!
DID YOU KNOW that various excursions are available during the Quebec city JCI World Congress 2016? like a Guided tour at the Traditional Huron site? Visit JCI WC website to see all the activities www.jciquebec2016.com/ excursions/ and register now!
JCI KOUVOLA HELPS YOUTH TOWARDS WORKING LIFE THIS year JCI Kouvola is implementing an unique project with a theme about working life and entrepreneurship to reach local youth. Kohti työelämää (“Towards Work Life”) is an umbrella project which consists of a range of youth related projects. These projects are ran throughout the year. Early this year JCI Kouvola set up a booth in a local vocational school and told students about JCI activities. In April JCI Kouvola held a se-
minar for students about career possibilities in leadership and entrepreneurship. During autumn JCI Kouvola will organize the national Päivä Johtajana (“Day as a leader”) project, a training to develop working life skills, which will be organized in cooperation with Ohjaamo-program. Additionally JCI Kouvola will organize “ABC of investment” in cooperation with a local investor club and Nuorten Areena (“Youth Arena”) discussion panel as a part
of local sports events. Also JCI Kouvola will be showcasing JCI possibilities, organizing a KOUaheadtraining and a Career Fair in cooperation with Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences. With Kohti työelämää project JCI Kouvola wants to help youth of Kouvola and Iitti to find their place in working life. At the same time the goal is to promote leadership, entrepreneurship and naturally JCI Kouvola. ELNA JOKINEN
TALTIO â€“ FINANCING DECISION IN REAL TIME TALTIO creates a standard model for structured accounting data and the base for automating accounting and public sector reporting.
REAL-TIME ECONOMY Is an environment where all transactions between business parties are in digital format, automatically generated, and completed in real time, from both business and IT-processing perspectives. Orders, order confirmations, invoices, and payments flow from system to system without delays. This also means electronic archiving, electronic bookkeeping, and automated accounting.
REAL-TIME ECONOMY – THE LATEST IN LEADING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES FINLAND IS THE WORLD LEADER IN CREATING DIGITAL INTERLINKING SERVICE ECOSYSTEMS IN THE PAYMENT AND FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION AREA. THE BEST KNOWLEDGE AND KNOW-HOW ON THESE MATTERS ARE WIDELY DISTRIBUTED IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE NETWORK. THE REALTIME ECONOMY (RTE) PROGRAM IS A NATIONAL CO-INNOVATION INITIATIVE TO ENHANCE THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE OF BOTH PRIVATE COMPANIES AND PUBLIC-SECTOR ORGANISATIONS. SOUND INTERESTING? WE ARE NOW CREATING THE NEXT BIG THING AFTER NETBANKING, E-ID AND E INVOICING: INTERCONNECTING ECOSYSTEMS.
TEXT: ELINA LÄHTEENMÄKI
ECOSYSTEMS are essential for new business models, as they form the landing platforms for app swarms. The national Xroad is already in use and connects the public sector with the private sector. The basis for automating both risk-evaluation and financing processes will soon be a reality: The TALTIO program will allow for standardised and real-time accounting, and bring all of the unlisted shares – including real-time ownership information – into the Central Securities Depository (CSD) systems. This means that real-time owner information will be added to the service ecosystem. “This opens up opportunities, for example to start-ups, to create new services. The time to prepare for this is right now,” says Bo Harald, the father of netbanking and the founder of the Real-Time Economy program. A GLOBAL LABORATORY “Why start with digitalising invoicing and accounting? It is one of the most everyday administrative issues you - as an entrepreneur - need to take care of. When you know in real-time what your cash flow is, when statement management and VAT reporting are digitalised and automated, your decisionmaking gets easier. You are always on top of your own and your company’s status”, says Harald. He continues, “We Finns have the world record in many
We Finns have the world record in many central areas - like the SEPAmigration, e-id services, e-salary, electronic account statements and e-invoices.
central areas - like the SEPA-migration, e-id services, e-salary, electronic account statements and e-invoices. We are now working on taking cash register receipts directly to accounting systems and private e-banking thus eliminating the paper receipts altogether for most of the enterprises and citizens. We do think that we are a kind of a global laboratory for full and real time digital services and are keen to share our experience globally.” The different phases of development of the Real-Time Economy program up to now include the following:
1. Full SEPA – implementing payments and e-invoicing – with the support of the EU commission and the European Central Bank. 2. Harmonising the full value chain. 3. Fully Integrated Accounting (FIA), focusing on E-accounting reference and Standard for Electronic Financial Reporting, Electronic Financial Statements and XBRL. 4. Fully Integrated Payroll (FIP) and real-time VAT.
ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS DOWN 50 PERCENT “In 2012, the main goal was to reduce the company’s administrative costs by 50%. How? With automated financial administration, fully-automated reporting, enterprise risk mitigation, sustainability intelligence management and cutting red tape along the lines set out by the EU-commission. These developments will change the whole landscape for the business administration especially in the SME-sector. It is based on standardized data and the open interfaces create huge opportunities for the nimble app creators”, says Harald.
COST OF RISK MINUS THREE PERCENT OF TURNOVER Real-time information and digitalised processes reduce costs and enable more efficient decision-making. This also equates to risk-mitigation and reduced need for financing, when all of the needed information is accurate up-to-date and the accounts receivables can be reduced. Harald says: “It has been calculated that the cost of the risk-mitigation today and risks-materializing can be around three percent of your company’s turnover. Even a small improvement in credit, counterpart, liquidity and fraud risk means a lot of money.” LINKING DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES The Real-Time Economy program needs standards, ecosystems and apps linking data from multiple sources. “When reliable information from registers of the public sector is linked with the private companies’ business information we can achieve whatever we want. We need to do link this data now. If we lose the momentum now, we will not easily get it back again,” guides Harald.
MEETING THE PRIME MINISTER OF FINLAND
I was privileged to meet our PM Juha Sipilä at his office as a part of OES course. He gave us a brief overview on work under progress. I was lucky to get the final question. - Sir, you seem to be quite busy man. How do you relax? - I’ve been working for six weeks in a row without a day off. I have CNC cutter and 3d-printer at my garage. I
think that I’m going to build electric powered barrows. I also promised to my grandson I am going to build him electric powered go-kart. I like to do things with my hand. PM’s answer surprised me and most of the audience. But after a while it seemed a good way for him to relax since he has a degree in engineering. Relaxing is individual. JERE NISKANEN
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WELCOME TO TAMPERE
DEAR JAYCEE FRIENDS,
BEYOND THE BORDERS
TA M P E R E FINLAND
COURAGE AND FINNISH MADNESS
JUNE 16th – 17th
BEYOND THE BORDERS
D I G I TA L I Z AT I O N TO DAY MARKET BUSINESS
is the place for education and learning. We can offer a good number of top keynote speakers, such as Mrs Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko, president of Marimekko. Did you know that Marimekko is the leading Nordic fashion and design house renowned for its bold prints and colors? Also we have a privilege to introduce Mr Atte Hujanen, cofounder of Slush. Slush is one of Europe´s leading start-up event with 300 exhibitors and 14 000 visitors from over 80 countries. One of our top keynote speakers is Mr Bruce James Oreck, who served as United States ambassador to Finland from 2009 until 2015. Currently ambassador Oreck is an executive in residence at Aalto University in Helsinki focusing on business and entrepreneurship.
EC2016 European Conference
Yours, EC2016 Team
Education opportunities and top Keynote Speakers
Welcome to Tampere! Can´t wait to see you all!
We want you to make most of your stay. What to do and what are the places you should definitely visit and see? The first place to check what Tampere and EC2016 can offer to you is our website www.ec2016.fi/programme/ . We update it regularly and try to keep you up to date also on the official EC2016 Facebook pages. You can find the official program there but there are also many really cool additional events plus preand after-tours. We have listed up few thing you shouldn´t miss no matter what.
European Conference Tampere 2016 is just behind the corner. How exciting is that!
E C O N O DIRECTOR MIC LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
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EEEF – European Economic Experts Forum
EUROPEAN Economic Experts Forum is part of the EC2016 Conference in Sokos Hotel Torni 16th and 17th of June. EEEF is two days full of innovations of Nordic visionaries and thirteen amazing speakers which account for over 500 inspiring minutes. Be there!
Networking and business opportunities
EC2016 offers a huge opportunity to meet and network other Jaycees from all over the Europe and even all over the whole World. We are expecting to have 2000 visitors to join us in Tampere from at least 45 different countries! European Conference – Nordic Visionary gives a great opportunity to make a friends to last for a lifetime. At the same time this international network atmosphere gives
you a brilliant opportunity to make business contacts over the globe. To support doing that the EC2016 organization will establish an application which helps you to find other Jaycees who have the same interests as you or they work at the same business sectors than you. By using EC´s networking application you can arrange meetings and book tables to have a private time. This is a great chance to take your business to the next level.
Evening programs and parties
EUROPEAN Conference 2016 is not only learning, speakers and business. When the sun goes down (damn, it won´t do that in Finland at the summer time at all) the candles in the chandeliers start to flicker and doors of many exiting places open. It´s the time to when the evening events take place. For every evening there are a wide range of parties and program. Wednesday´s Welcome Party, Thursday´s and Fridays
International nights and fro the highlight finale Saturdays JCI Awards Ceremony and Farewell Party which will truly blow your mind. In case you have children with you babysitting & childcare opportunity has been taken care of at the HQ Hotel will help you all the day until eleven o´clock. Please see more about babysitting & childcare: www.ec2016. fi/events/pre-ordered-babysittingchildcare-hq-hotel/
Matti Alahuhta D.SC. (Tech.) FORMER PRESIDENT & CEO of KONE Corporati-
on (2005–2014) CHAIRMAN of the Board of DevCo Partners Oy, Outotec Corporation, and Confederation of Finnish Industries MEMBER of the Board of Directors of Kone Corporation, Volvo AB and ABB Group
Matti Alahuhta is the patron of the Young Leader of the Year -competition:
GOOD LEADER SHOWS THE WAY TO SUCCESS “A POSITIVE ATTITUDE HELPS YOU SEE ALL THE POSSIBILITIES AROUND YOU, WHILE CYNICISM AND NEGATIVITY KILLS ENTHUSIASM”, SAYS MATTI ALAHUHTA, PATRON OF THE YOUNG LEADER OF THE YEAR -COMPETITION. TEXT: MARI SILVENNOINEN
LAST year Matti Alahuhta, former President and CEO of Kone Corporation, published a book about leadership where he sums up the lessons learnt from his unique career as a successful top leader in Nokia and Kone Corporation. Currently he is Chairman of the Board of DevCo Partners Oy, Outotec Corporation, and The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK. Furthermore, he is a Member of the Board of Directors of Kone Corporation, Volvo AB and ABB Group. Matti Alahuhta shared with us his thoughts on leadership. Building trust is of essential importance, he underlines. “Trust is the foundation for all cooperation. It’s a key asset for all good leaders and successful organisations. Secondly, you should always aim for highest possible consistency in decision making – or at least be prepared to justify, if you deviate from this principle. Thirdly, it’s
necessary, as well. In addition, you need ambition and enthusiasm to motivate people around you. Positive attitude opens up everyone’s eyes for new opportunities,
Positive attitude opens up everyone’s eyes for new opportunities, which is crucial for successful leadership.
important to be committed to developing people, as well as to listen to the personnel and be present. Active communication and open dialogue are of key importance. The ability to focus on the essential is
which is crucial for successful leadership”. Kone Corporation is a great example on the importance of a clear vision and strategy. Can you elaborate that? “Focus is essential on both corporate and individual level. It’s a precondition for successful businesses. Clarity is needed in both strategy and vision. Then people understand and remember them and they can work towards their common goals.” Let’s talk about the heavy workload a leader faces. How do you cope with that year after year? “It’s necessary to find a sustainable balance between work and personal life. A leader’s life cannot revolve around the company alone. Realizing this gives perspective and flow to your work.”
Firstbeat Lifestyle Assessment Opens New Dimensions on Wellness TIMO Ritakallio, CEO of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, recently had an opportunity to experience Firstbeat’s innovative Lifestyle Assessment for himself. The result was a new outlook on wellness and the discovery of recovery moments in his busy day. “A typical workday can be very hectic and includes board meetings, staff briefings, media events, and even television interviews,” Ritakallio describes. During his post-assessment review, Ritakallio was pleasantly surprised by the greenness of his personal report. Green marks indicate moments when the body experienced recovery. Many of these recovery moments occurred while Ritakallio was still at work. “It was interesting to see activities like briefings and interviews stimulating recovery. I do enjoy performing, and I like my job,” he explained. The most stressful moments of his day were transitions and
planning next day’s activities while watching television before going to bed. As an active orienteer, Ritakallio was familiar with measuring heart rate during exercise, but extended measurement and the introduction of advanced analytics was something new. “I was familiar with the concept of heart rate monitoring, but extending the scope beyond exercise to three whole days opens up new dimensions on wellness. I believe that performing a Lifestyle Assessment could be an excellent wake-up call for most of us. It helps to identify your stress factors and see how proper sleep and taking breaks at work affect your performance.” he muses. Ritakallio also believes that the importance of sleep should be emphasized more in working life and human resource management. “There is a huge difference in your performance, if you have slept and recovered enough or not,” he concludes.
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LEADER BY ACCIDENT? IT was year 2000 and I had just left my job and thinking what to do next. In that time we used to check yellow pages and I decided to see if there was anything that would interest me. So I found my current employer, Inex Partners Oy. And I never knew where it would get me into. Jumped from a girly field of cosmetology to logistics was absolutely going to somewhere I had never given a single thought. But it got me. From head to toes. The action and
the people made every day different. First I learned the basics. Then I was guiding new workers. And the next level was to be a team leader. It took me eight years to become foreman. What I´ve learned is to understand work itself. And through work I’ve learned to understand people. To be a leader is not always easy. And it can also take a lot of energy because you are responsible of all the people that you are leading. But it’s worth it. To be a leader is
the best practice to get to know yourself. You must stay objective. I’ve learned to think “can I look into people’s eyes” before making important and sometimes hard decisions. I’ve been a JCI member since 2014 and find myself thinking that accidents still happen. To have this great opportunity to be a president of the JCI Keski-Uusimaa gives a great balance in my life and also gives many new ideas to keep growing up to be a better leader. KATJA MAKKONEN
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SANTTU VEKKELI BEHIND THE HIDEOUS-SOUNDING CONCEPT OF INNOVATOR-ENTREPRENEUR-CEO IS A 29-YEARS OLD MAN FROM MELLUNMÄKI, EASTERN HELSINKI, WITH STUDIES IN FOOD MICROBIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI.
TEXT: SANTTU VEKKELI
MY interest in entomophagy arose during a trip to Cambodia in 2009, whereas my interest took a more professional turn during a tenure as assistant researcher at Cornell University in 2012. Upon discovering the potential of the field and the current comparatively low technological level of development, I decided to undertake the development of the field and returned to Finland to build my first prototypes. In 2015 financing was secured and a one-man enterprise expanded into a firm of several employees. Because of my enterprise, I moved to Kouvola, which was hitherto unknown to me. I soon joined the Junior Chamber of Commerce in Kouvola in order to acquaint myself with the locals and to gain some non-entrepreneurial activities. This proved to be a good decision. I found both a lot of interesting to do and gained a contact, through which my enterprise gained a valuable new employee. AN INTERNATIONAL VENTURE The startup venture, Pohjolan Hyönteistalous Oy, that started out as a “garage company” in 2014, has since grown to employ five full-time employees in
addition to three part-time employees. The company develops farms and farming technology for growing food-grade insects. In essence we can convert any building anywhere in the world into an insect farm. The sale of insects intended for food use is currently banned in the EU because of the Novel Foods Regulation. It has been estimated, that food insects would reach the retail shops in 2018. Food insects are legal foodstuffs in almost all other parts of the world and this has directed the company to focus on export (initially directed towards the United States and Asia). Our focus in Finland is on R & D, organising of production and parts of the production chain. Our longer term goal is to be the foremost company in this segment globally and return to the European market after gaining momentum and experience abroad. INSECTS FOR FOOD? The FAO has advocated the use of food insects on grounds of their several environmental benefits, the greatest of which are their significantly lower requirements for space and feed per protein
kilogramme produced in comparison to traditional farmed animals. They require negligible amounts of water and allow the conversion of materials, otherwise poorly utilisable, into human foodstuffs. The greater part of insect foodstuffs sold in the western countries is based on cricket- and mealworm derived powders, which are used to augment the nutritional properties of traditional foodstuffs; in those countries, where insects form a traditional part of the staple diet, the insects are usually consumed whole.
Cross-cultural leadership – an Englishman in Helsinki I SPENT MY CHILDHOOD IN A SMALL VILLAGE IN THE EAST OF ENGLAND. AT SECONDARY SCHOOL, I WAS GIVEN THE CHOICE OF LEARNING FRENCH, GERMAN OR BOTH. I REGRET TO THIS DAY THAT I ONLY CHOSE FRENCH BUT AT THE TIME, EVEN FRENCH LANGUAGE SKILLS SEEMED IRRELEVANT IN RURAL LINCOLNSHIRE. AS my career progressed, my French language skills helped me secure a global IT management role at Gripple Ltd in Sheffield. It was here that I was introduced to JCI by the Gripple founder – Hugh Facey MBE who was also the 1979 JCI UK National President. In 2004, I joined JCI Sheffield, a chamber formed in 1927 and was the 3rd chamber established outside the USA. Despite my demanding work schedule, I was very active in JCI Sheffield and become the president in 2007. This year was particularly special as JCI Sheffield celebrated its 80th anniversary and also hosted the UK National Conference. My career then took me to Dubai where I worked with an international team to establish JCI Dubai. I had the honour of representing JCI Dubai at the 2008 World Congress in Delhi. I was introduced to Finland through meeting JCI Reading’s Finnish president in 2006 and she would later become my wife. I was briefly involved with JCI Cosmopolis in 2009, before my career took me back to the UK. Today’s organisations need leaders who can adjust to different environments quickly and effectively communicate with people from other cultures. There’s no doubt that JCI had a profoundly positive effect on my personal & professional life. It allowed me to gain skills and experiences that I feel could take others (nonJCI members) a lifetime to achieve. I embraced many opportunities in JCI from local to international level. I attended a number of European & World Congresses that expanded my global contacts, many of which I have turned into life-long friendships and business associations. In today’s ‘information age’, business leaders are increasingly expected to lead intercultural /
global teams. Managing teams across international borders demands cultural empathy – the ability to understand different points of view and share feelings & emotions. My JCI experiences allowed me to refine my empathetic skills. From working on a cross-faith Peace Conference in London - to losing my passport at one of the world’s most dangerous borders in Korea, JCI allowed me to learn in a supportive environment with like-minded people. In 2012, I moved back to Finland and joined Makita Oy as their CIO. Makita Oy is responsible for a large geographical area and is part of the Makita Corporation from Japan. On a daily basis, I’m interacting with staff from around the globe and dealing with diverse cultures. The cross-cultural leadership at Makita Oy is challenging from a number of perspectives including geopolitical issues, time-zones, language skills & business customs. My advice for aspiring cross-cultural leaders would be to exploit every opportunity to understand different cultures. Consider speaking to the Syrian refugee in your local café or stretch your networking skills at international JCI events. This will help you challenge cultural stereotypes and gain first-hand knowledge & understanding. I would also strongly recommend language skill development. Language ability can open many doors and I hope to refine my Finnish language skills once my MBA studies at Haaga-Helia are complete next year. ANDREW BAXTER
I embraced many opportunities in JCI from local to international level.
SENATE IN FINLAND 2015-2016
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ONE YEAR OF SENATOR’S LIFE How will I plan my Senator-year 2016-2017? I’LL start with the JCI EC Tampere 2016 by meeting my all fellow senators from Europe. At Tampere we have time to friendship and networking even do some business. There are good daily tours for Senators; everyone can find the one which suites you best. Don’t forget the evenings. Enjoy the lightness of the night. Saturday the 18th of June is “the day”. Remember to participate the General Assembly of Association of Senators in Europe (ASE) in the morning. You will get information what ASE has been doing through the past year and most of all; it is election day. Important day for us in Finland, Asko Männistö will be elected as a President of ASE. The Senator’s lunch follows the meeting. Good food in good company – meet the outgoing and incoming ASE boards. Read from the website what is happening in the European Senate. As they say in TV, there is more + .. than I am writing below. ASE board will have a meeting at the JCI International Crayfish Conference in Halmstad in Sweden on the 12th to 14th of August. Come along and join us there! Next weekend we have National Finnish Senate convention in Hanko. See, Sun and Fun. Dont miss this biggest Senate event of the year in Finland. The General Assembly of JCI Senate in Finland is held Sunday the 21th of August. You can registrate tru website www.jcisenate.fi. Next ASE board meeting is in France in
Vouille from the 29th of September to 2nd of October. Come along and join us there! Ask for the programme from Jaana Vilpponen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call Françoise Texier 33 (0)6 81 62 32 59, Cathy Ragonneau 33 (0)6 09 82 33 20. In January ASE board meets in Warrington in British Senate Drumming Out from the 19th to 22nd of January 2017. You can find the programme and registration from the pages. Come along and join us there! ASE board meets in Senate Summit in Helsinki from the 5th to 9th of April. You will get more information later. Book the dates already now. Come along and join us there! My planned Senator year ends at JCI HYPERLINK www.ec2017basel.com/” EC Basel in Switzerland from the 24th to 27th of May 2017. Then it is time to friendship and networking even do some business. Come along and join us there! Remember to check the website what is happening in different Senate’s in Europe. Meet fellow senators when you are travelling with business or pleasure or just for fun.
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GALA AND GLAMOUR
GALA AND GLAMOUR
were awared in National Conference in Salo MOST OUTSTANDING MEMBERS, LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECTS OF THE YEAR 2015 WERE AWARDED IN AWARD CEREMONY WHICH WAS ORGANIZED IN JCI FINLAND’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN SALO.
Best Local Community Empowerment Program
Honorable Mention: JCI Tampere Most Outstanding New Member
JCI Senate in Finland Cooperation Award:
POP-UP TURKU, JCI TURKU
EERO KALLIO, JCI TAMPERE
Honorable Mention: Team City Challenge, JCI Tampere Best Long-term Local Community Program
Honorable Mention: Tuuli Lamminmäki, JCI Pirkanmaa Most Outstanding Member
Public Speaking Championship, aka Sanan Säilä 2016
VUODEN SALOLAINEN LIIKEIDEA (“THE BEST BUSINESS IDEA IN SALO”), JCI SALO
Honorable Mention: Tuula Sillanpää, JCI Kankaanpää Most Outstanding Local President
Honorable Mention: Antti Koskinen, JCI Lappeenranta
JANNE ROMPPAINEN, JCI TAMPERE
The award for the Most Outstading National Officer was already earlier given for Susanna Kaharinen, National Officer (Communication), JCI Forssa and award for Most Outstanding National Board Member for Päivi Karkkola, VP from JCI Meri-Lappi. HANNU NIKUPETERI
Honorable Mention: Nuori Johtaja -kurssi (“Young leader course”), JCI Porvoo Best Local Economic Development Program IISALMEN KIEKKA (“LOOP OF IISALMI”), JCI YLÄ-SAVO
Most Outstanding Local Organization JCI SALO
TONI RANTANEN, JCI TAMPERE
Honorable Mention: Michaela Palmberg, JCI Vaasa Most Outstanding Trainer HEIDI JÄNTTI, JCI HELSINKI
JCI Senate in Finland Award: JCI TURKU
MINNA PIKKARAINEN, JCI OULUN TERVAPORVARIEN
GALA AND GLAMOUR
PICTURES ELINA LÄHTEENMÄKI
g n i l z z a D Red
AMANDAS are always preparing to dazzle alongside the great and good of the JCI actives – now at the JCI Havis Amanda Helsinki’s anniversary gala dinner. This event is the highlight of year. You definitely want to wear your fanciest red evening gown – and the high heels! Interesting discussions, excellent food and thrilling atmosphere as the best projects and deeds of the year are honored and celebrated. Later at night the Havis Amanda statue after which the chapter is named is crowned by the new president – the recipe for a remarkable evening. ELINA LÄHTEENMÄKI
The 2016 board of the only European JCI chapter with women members celebrates the top Amanda members of the year at restaurant Aino in December 2015.
GALA AND GLAMOUR
PICTURES INSPIRED IN FINLAND
10 most passionate businesses in Finland IN the year 2016 Inspired in Finland –project concentrated in finding passion in finnish businesses. The campaign aimed to find and award businesses for working passionately on their field of expertise. The campaign was a success. 377 businesses around Finland were nominated in the competition.
The top ten was announced at a gala on the 16th of April: 51NGL3 Company Oy, Aikawa Fiber Technologies Oy, Hallaworks Oy, K-Citymarket Loimaa, Kahvila Hippu, Kankaanpään Akoti, Katsastus Hiironen, Lihatrio Oy, Valmet Automotive Oy and Virtasen Moottori Oy.
Local Chapters offer interesting activities year around LOCAL CHAPTERS DO PROJECTS, NETWORK, AND PROVIDE TRAINING. BE ACTIVE AND GRASP OPPORTUNITIES.
AMAZING AURAJOKI SUP 188.8.131.526 – JCI Auranmaa organizes a two-day SUP adventure through one of the oldest national landscape. There will also be activities for the public during the weekend. The project aims to bring positive publicity to Auranmaa, awaken the inhabitants of the river recreation opportunities, and the state of the nature and the Baltic Sea. So far the popularity of the project has exceeded all expectations. www.aurajokisup.fi ANNUKKA TOLKKI
RASMUSSEN & HARRI VUOLLE
LOIMAAN LIKKA is the talk of the town Loimaan Likka 2016 was elected on 29.4. when Pauliina Vainio got crowned from among the six gorgeous finalist girls. Pauliina will represent the year in numerous PR and other business events. The competition gave a huge positive vibe for the little city of Loimaa and we are definitely going to continue with this prproject in the coming years. TEUVO KAUPPI GET INTERNATIONAL BY TWINNING – JCI is perfect for internationalization. European and World Congresses provide a good aid to this, but in order to get to know a culture, you have to interact. JCI Twinning Program enables this, and now finding a Twinning Chapter is easier than ever. Team Finlandia provides a platform to meet your future or current Twinning Chapter. Meet us at Get International by Twinning event on Friday 17th at the EC. RISTO AHORINTA 34
TERWA BUSINESS DISC GOLF 9.6.2016 – JCI Oulu organizes a disc golf tournament which offers a laidback and sporty way of networking with companies and startups in Oulu. For beginners there are some tips from the experienced players before the tournament and more advanced players can enjoy the challenging tour of 18 pole holes in the new Pikkarala’s Disc Golf Park! Registration & more info: Veli-Matti Peltola, email@example.com VELI-MATTI PELTOLA
BREZHNEV STRIKES BACK RETURN OF LAIKA THE SPACEDOG – On July 29 JCI Tammerkoski will proudly present to Fellow JayCees the traditional highlight of the Finnish summer in Area C: “Tent Party” / “Telttarieha”. The host gentlemen will take all participants to a breathtaking journey back to the red era of communists and cosmonauts. Our party will include vodka as well as flashbacks of Juri Gagarin and female olympic shot put champions. Strastuitse tavarits! PETER
JOIN SUOMIAREENA IN PORI – In mid-July there will be the SuomiAreena week in Pori, in which JCI Pori invites all JCI’s. Come to listen, influence and meet us in our TEM’s pop up tent. On 11th July we’ll announce the Most Positive Person in Pori! And on Friday 15th July you may participate into training and networking afternoon in Pori, after which we will have JCI Jazz in Kirjurinluoto. So let’s meet in Pori! ANNA ÄÄRI
GOOGLE TOLD US THEMSELVES! Google operates nine giant data centers across the world. One of them in Hamina,Finland. JCI Kotka were very privileged to meet two manager from Google Hamina. Data center has been huge mystery to Finnish. No information has leaked from Google nor employees. And this particular detail is the most important duty of all! What are they hiding? Nothing special. Just all the information about you! MARIANNE PERI
THE MOST SPARKLING EVENT THIS SUMMER – SKUMPPABUFFET If you want to experience something sparkling and enjoy the company of your JCI friends in a nice sunny picnic atmosphere Skumppabuffet is definitely the right place for you! Skumppabuffet is arranged for the second time by Tar Valley Jaycee and we’re going big this summer as now Skumppabuffet will be a national event. Welcome to enjoy! For more information, check our website: jciouluntervaporvarit.fi/skumppabuffetti SATU PIIRAINEN
JCI ESPOO ORGANIZED A FUN EVENT FOR WHOLE FAMILY! JCI Espoo organized Children’s Espoo event for families in shopping center Sello on Saturday 21.5.2016. “We organized a versatile program for families ranging from children’s bands to street floorball. All visitors seemed to enjoy the event!” told project manager Kristiina Palomäki. More info about the event at www.lastenespoo.fi KRISTIINA PALOMÄKI
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Tammerkosken Politbyroon viralliset nuoret miehet sanovat: Talleta p채iv채.
Telttarieha tulee taas.
T채m채 huonosti luettava ja kamala mainos on luotu puolueen virallisessa mainostoimistossa viisivuotissuunnitelmia ja idealismia noudattaen.
Get Inspired and Inspire Others – Young Leaders of Technology Industries share thoughts on growth and leadership THE FEDERATION of Finnish Technology Industries invited the most successful candidates in its Young Leader contest to think about leadership and ways of stepping up growth. As a publication, Get Inspired and Inspire Others is part of the Young Leaders of Technology Industries programme. Good leadership is a basic prerequisite for a successful organisation. It lays the groundwork for successful business and well-being at work. The role of a leader is to lead, inspire and create a good working atmosphere. Cooperation, mutual trust and
working towards the same goal make even the impossible possible. Thoughts from the leaders who share their story in the publication: We need to be where the growth opportunities are. Get out into the world! – Mikko Laakkonen, Hydroline Quality is the difference between a customer’s experience and expectations. – Juhani Lehti, Tampere Engineering Works Ltd An enthusiastic organisation evolves and has an impact on its surroundings almost
without noticing. – Susanne Lehtinen, Helvar Listening is an important and challenging skill. – Hannu Mäntymaa, CSSC Wärtsilä Engine Company Ltd We want to play in the Champions League and show that we are the best. This motivates us and pumps up our energy levels. – Tuomas Syrjänen, Futurice The publication (in Finnish): teknologiateollisuus.fi/fi/technuorijohtaja www.teknologiateollisuus.fi/
Vuoden Nuori Johtaja -kilpailussa valitaan lisäksi teknologia-alan ehdokkaiden joukosta Teknologiateollisuuden Vuoden Nuori Johtaja.
2016? Ehdota vastuullista ja esimerkillistä alle 40-vuotiasta johtajaa! Voittaja voit olla sinä itse, ystäväsi, pomosi tai kuka tahansa, joka edustaa kestävää johtajuutta, suuntaa tulevaisuuteen ja johtaa tuloksellisesti. Kilpailuaika: 1.6.-18.9.2016 Ehdotukset ja lisätiedot: nuorijohtaja.fi
“THE biggest learning happens when you are out of your comfort zone”, says Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko. President and CEO of Marimekko and the winner of last year’s the Young Leader of the Year -competition hopes to encourage even more young people interested in leadership to jump for the challenge and to understand that also as a leader it is important to always be true to yourself and find your own leadership style. Tiina sets a great example herself: “Throughout my career, I have been doing work that genuinely both inspires as well as challenges me. When you truly enjoy what you do, it increases your desire to continuously learn and usually then brings success. I have always kept an open mind – also to new career opportunities. I have not been scared of jumping for challenges in a bit of the unknown.”
Strong self-awareness Tiina tells that she has been lucky to have had excellent superiors throughout her career. They have given her the support as well as trusted her with the freedom to develop herself. That is what she strives to do in her current role
”The biggest learning happens when you are out of your comfort zone.”
as a leader herself. Tiina also sees that good leadership starts from strong selfawareness: “By knowing yourself, with your strengths and flaws, with your way of reacting in different types of situations and underlying reasons, and accepting yourself as you, you are able to not only develop yourself but also understand others more deeply and hence lead each person on a more individual level.”
Continuous development Marimekko is famous around the world. Tiina Alahuhta-Kasko is in her dream job and couldn’t wish for anything else. She enjoys working with such fantastic, passionate and talented people every day. Bringing the bold colours and prints of this iconic Finnish design
Jump for the challenge!
house to people around the world to bring them joy and energy, is rewarding. Still being in her dream job, doesn’t stop Tiina from developing herself: “I was very honored and humbled about the Young Leader of the Year award, as people and helping individuals and teams grow is my biggest passion. I hope that during my lifetime, I can work to help and coach people to grow and flourish as well as continuously develop myself both as a person and as a leader.”
FACTS: TIINA ALAHUHTA-KASKO 34 years President and CEO of Marimekko The Young Leader of the Year 2015 The Young Leader of the Year competition has been organized by JCI Finland since 2007 and each year a leader who leads in a sustainable manner and takes responsibility is selected as a winner.
New facts and JCI friends from Koliday
TWINNING programs are one of the perks of JCI. Many chapters have their own programs providing members an opportunity to create international network and to get familiar with other cultures. Not to mention have a lot of new friends. JCI Lappeenranta has a long twinning tradition. European Multi Twinning (EMT) is said to be the oldest and the biggest twinning agreement in the history of JCI. The main purpose of EMT is to arrange annual conferences to discuss interesting topics and collaboration between countries in the EU as well as widen the
Jani Akkila got the original birch sap for thanks from the Koliday Team
In Belgium we learned how to prepare pralines.
professional and social horizons. Lappeenranta has been a part of EMT since 1989. I remember my first EMT experience. We had travelled several hours to reach our destination in Belgium. After a long journey we arrived to the congress hotel tired but it didnâ€™t matter as we had an opportunity to spend four exciting days with great people. Twinning is the best way to start international cooperation and while you make friends there is also a possibility to find business opportunities. KATRI PAJARINEN
Youâ€™ll be winning with twinning
WHAT do You get when You combine the enthusiasm and perseverance of first timers with the know-how of experienced JCs? The excellent regional JCI meeting was the answer of most of the 200 Koliday participants! The annual regional meeting of D and B regions was held from 18th to 20th of March on the top of Koli. The most beautiful sunny late winter weather, excellent local-based food and diverse training offerings with successful theme celebration hooked the participants on North Karelian hospitability. The weekend offered something to every open minded JC on the field of topics marketing, sales and charisma, not to mention networking. We could also enjoy the international experience of Key Note Jani Akkila who had worked several years abroad until he with his partner decided to move their business to Joensuu. So nowadays Process Genius win over the international markets from the distant Eastern Finland instead of Helsinki. That is something that! KATARIINA ESKELINEN
IN COOPERATION FOR BETTER SOCIETY AND LEADERSHIP!
STRATEGY 2020 BUILDING MATERIALS TEXT: IRENE LAMBERG, CHAIRMAN OF THE STRATEGY WORKING GROUP
LET’S not fix what’s not broken, but let’s hone and refine the edges. Let’s concretize and bring things closer to daily doings. It’s good to build on a solid foundation. From these thoughts, the new strategy for the period 2017–2020 began to be put together. We got acquainted with the big picture: the whole of it. We looked at what elements the current strategy offers and what direction JCI is taking. We tossed ideas and views around, relating our experiences. We challenged the members to interaction and working with us. In some instances, I could say that we were actively provocative and used the motto, ”If one does not get angry, nothing will change”. We wanted a new kind of thinking: active reasoning that takes into account opportunities of the future, while still respecting what already exists. The objective is a winning strategy enabling success. After all, strategy is doing. Planning. Taking action. Strategy helps to manage activities, exploit strengths and see results. The word strategy has been claimed to work like a short circuit, but at its best, it’s something that is known and shared: a common direction and goal. A tangible tool. The operational environment of JCI is an ideal learning environment in a quick-
ly changing world, and above all, in the working life. At the same time with doers and doings changing yearly, it is challenging from the perspective of continuity and things involving long-term planning. We are truly well armed. Strategy 2020. If we are only able to exploit its full potential. In practice, this will mean making a clear and accessible goal. Helping our doers
If one does not get angry, nothing will change. to understand what the strategic objectives mean in terms of daily doings and means of furthering them. Including various points of view: members, cooperation partners, employers, society. Keeping the big picture clear and the goal in view. Not changing the message in midstream. We speed up members on to success in the working life. We are a growth platform of leadership and the working life in Finland. We are known as a tangible enabler for developing leadership and working life skills.
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