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Organizational design and leadership development have amazing powers.



Driving business and organizational transformation is the gist. One cannot drive structures and people on two separate streams. They are so closely intertwined. 


Leaders’ ability to instill energy and channel attention makes extraordinary difference. Leaders’ ability to grow and keep themselves in check makes equal difference.


Leaders’ ability to truly read, decode, and understand the marketplace is a competitive asset. That needs to translated into firm action.


Spending on qualitative translates into quantitative.


How to build a winning culture? When you get it right culture can be a great source of competitive advantage. 


How to connect, engage, and empower? Leadership is about authenticity, consistency, openness, and pursuit of fairness.


How to thrive? Rethinking performance management and taking it to the next level makes a difference. We should not underestimate the value of solid management coupled with visionary leadership.


How to optimize the management framework? Alleviating growing pains and supporting transformations.


How to outperform in the market? Decoding the context without bias makes a difference. It is not black and white between cooperation and competition. Co-opetition is the new normal for many industries.


How to win hearts and minds? It is not only about who are your customers today but also about who could be your customers tomorrow. Sometimes uncomfortable truths help.




Even a short speech can make a difference. Insight and inspiration packaged.


Growth as a leader can be accelerated. In close collaboration with e.g. Aalto EE, GUSEE, and many other prestigious schools.


Connecting with undergraduate and graduate students is inspiring. Bringing in insights from practice creates value.


Deep dives into selected themes help to build shared views, insights, and vocabularies among management. In close collaboration with e.g. Aalto EE, GUSEE, and many other prestigious schools.





Dr. Pekka Mattila serves as a Professor of Practice at the Aalto University School of Business. From May 2011 till December 2021 he served as the Group Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto University Executive Education.


In addition to his academic activities Dr. Mattila has conducted an active business career. He has served or currently serves as the Chairman of the Board or as a Member of the Board at a number of innovative companies: e.g. banking, media, publishing, construction technology, lighting, learning, as well as food and fashion. Previously he served in executive, management and senior staff positions in the Nordic financial services industry.


Dr. Mattila holds a doctorate and masters in sociology at the University of Helsinki and an Executive MBA at London Business School. Over the years, he has frequently visited a number of prestigious European and Asian universities teaching management, organizational behaviour, marketing and sociology.


Dr. Mattila has authored a number of managerial books on leadership, change management and strategic marketing and sales. Currently he serves as a Member of the Board of The Finnish National Gallery. From 2009 till 2017 he served as the Chairman of the Board for the foundation operating the renowned Helsinki Festival. He is a Founding Member of Nordic Institute of Business and Society and the Chairman of the Board for Helsinki Advanced Interaction Studies Institute.

Dr. Mattila’s consulting and coaching career started in 2003, and his corporate clients comprise over 410 Nordic and international companies, entrepreneurial ventures as well as prominent public sector and academic institutions. He works frequently with European, Asian, African and North American executive audiences on themes of strategic management and agility, strategy co-creation, business model innovation, executive leadership, top team dynamics, change management, organizational culture and strategic marketing.


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