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Leading with Impact – Johda vaikuttavasti

Leading with Impact is a three-day module in the Diploma in Leading People program and can be also taken as a stand-alone program.

As a leader and executive, you are responsible for the performance and results of the organization. Effective operations require you to have influential leadership skills; the ability to create an inspiring vision for your organization, and to involve and motivate your team to work together meaningfully and achieve common goals. On the other hand, strategic thinking and prioritization skills are required for constantly changing circumstances.

The Leading with Impact program provides the skills and frameworks needed for effective and influential leadership in a compact package:

  • Strong self-awareness is a prerequisite for developing as a supervisor. As a manager, you will learn to understand the impact of your persona and actions on other people.
  • You will learn to recognize what kind of action and behavior functional interaction requires in different situations, and how to get different people to work towards common goals.
  • You will harness the organizational culture to support common goals. You will learn to energize by creating relevance and increasing activity to enable growth.

The program is suitable for you if you need new ways to motivate your team and ensure results. You can be a newly appointed manager or have had a team to lead for some time already.

4.5 ECTS credits can be transferred from this program to the Aalto Executive MBA or Aalto MBA program.

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March 18, 2024


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The program combines leadership themes that have been found to be the best in our other leadership programs. In the program you will learn with our top experts / most wanted coaches.

A compact package, during which you will find your inner leadership skills and understand how you influence and succeed with other people.

As a leader, our development is supported by self-assessment as well as by tools and techniques that enable effective interaction.


This program provides a compact three-day course of our best tools and reference frameworks for developing your leadership and ensuring your organization's performance. You will learn to influence other people and get them to work together towards achieving common goals. At the same time, you are a part of a knowledgeable and natural network of supportive peers that allows you to test your thoughts, learn from the experiences of others, and develop as an influential leader.

Read the context – learn how to take advantage of your strategic thinking and identify different situations and patterns of behavior. You will learn how to adapt your own operations and allocate your organization's energy correctly to ensure success.
Know the person in the mirror – self-awareness lays the foundation for goal-oriented development. Understanding your own emotions, strengths, and areas of development, as well as your values and attitudes, increases your ability to influence.
Sharpen your focus – a personal development plan will help you acquire the skills and reference frameworks required for greater impact.
Get things done – Improve your performance and unlock your full potential to take initiative, show ownership and instill energy in the organization.
Energize your team – you understand the importance of effective interaction in motivating your team and in connecting with your circle of trust. Nurture an environment that enables peak performance with influential leadership.


The program is intended for leaders and executives who want to succeed in their effective leadership work - by ensuring the performance of their organization and team engagement.

The program is for you who want to

  • understand the effects of your leadership and create the conditions for success
  • inspire, motivate, and involve your team in a successful performance
  • use your time effectively to show direction
  • be involved in securing your organization's goals and results.

Contents and Schedule

The program is delivered in three consecutive days with interactive sessions by top coaches familiar with the scientific world and business, discussions, and applied group and individual work.

Program Structure

Before the contact teaching days

Self-assessment with the help of the world's leading personality survey, Hogan Assessment.

Compact three-day training

You'll learn under the guidance of our top coaches

Energizing peer support

Peer-to-peer support even after the program



Saara Bange

Saara Bange is a coach, trainer, and facilitator in leadership, communication, and collaboration with several years of experience in academia and the industry.

Her topics include self-management and self-awareness, leading with emotional intelligence, and understanding identities and personalities in organizational life.

She works as a Director at Aalto EE, holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Helsinki School of Economics, and is finalizing her Ph.D. in Organisational Studies at the Aalto University School of Business. She has published her research in journals such as the Journal of Management Inquiry and the Journal of Media Management. 

Bange is a certified Hogan Assessment personality profiling consultant, certified WPB5 consultant, certified Personal Resilience Practitioner, and certified emotional intelligence (EQi) assessor. She has worked with several individuals and teams to help them find their potential and leverage their leadership skills. Bange’s clients have complimented her for her caring and passionate approach and her ability to explain complex issues in a way that is easy to understand.

Prior to joining Aalto University Executive Education, Bange worked for years with leadership development and strategic communications advisory for leading companies in different sectors. Before that, she worked at the Aalto University School of Economics as a researcher and teacher. Her current research interests lie in the intersection of the future of work and leaders’ identity work.

Pekka Mattila

Pekka Mattila is Associate Professor at the Aalto University School of Business.

He works frequently with European, Asian, African, and North American executive audiences on themes of strategic management, business model innovation, leadership, top team dynamics, leading change and transformation, organizational culture, and strategic marketing. During the period 2011-2021, he served as the Managing Director and Associate Dean of Aalto University Executive Education.

In addition to his academic activities 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 in media, banking, ecommerce, technology, edtech, invest-in, construction, as well as food and beverage industries. Moreover, he serves as a Member of the Board of The Finnish National Gallery.

Mattila holds a doctorate (D.Sc. 2006) and a master’s degree (M.Sc. 2003) in sociology at the University of Helsinki and an Executive MBA (2010) at London Business School. Over the years, he has frequently visited several prestigious European and Asian universities teaching management, organizational behaviour, marketing, and sociology.

Mattila has authored several managerial books on leadership, change, and transformation as well as strategic marketing and sales. His consulting, training, and coaching career started in 2003, and his corporate clients comprise over 480 Nordic and international companies, entrepreneurial ventures as well as prominent public sector institutions and NGOs.

Ira Lange

Ira Lange's core competencies are relationships in the workplace and the factors that influence behavior and interaction of management and experts.

Her coaching and training themes are leadership and management practices, efficient and effective team building, as well as building trust and confidence in the organization. In recent years Lange has also coached executive board members and management teams which have faced leadership challenges in achieving common goal.

Lange is interested in human cognition, emotions, and efficiency in workplace environment and in a professional context. In addition to leadership coaching and training, Lange also trains sales and customer relationship management skills, based on her previous experience as a consultant and sales manager. Lange makes a variety of assessments and inquiries that can be connected to team building and personal development programs.

Lange is a coach, CEO and entrepreneur at Q.motion Oy. She has over 20 years of experience in sales and leadership management, e.g.,  Aspectum Consulting, Amos Partners, Bon Stockbrokers, AON Corporation. Lange works in Finland and Baltic countries.

She has Masters from the University of Helsinki. She is a certified Business Coach by ICF and team builder, TM.

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