Sibylle Kneer
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Obstacle after Obstacle – What my first Spartan Race adventure taught me

Obstacle after Obstacle – What my first Spartan Race adventure taught me

Imagine this scenario: It’s Saturday morning, 5.15 am, pitch-black outside with a temperature of -3° Celsius and icy winds. Your alarm clock rings. Your job demands from you to get out of your bed, put on your running shoes and head off to run 5k, spiced with hundreds of stairs, sandbags, medicine balls, ropes, walls and other obstacles.

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Sonia Thorel
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Leadership effectiveness: How would you solve a problem?

Leadership effectiveness: How would you solve a problem?

If you had an hour to solve a problem, how would you use that hour?
As perhaps many of you, I would get right to work, taxing my brain to find a solution. And then I read the quote from Albert Einstein. That quote opened my eyes to what is fundamentally wrong with leadership today.

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Jens Schering
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Five things that make me smile at work

Five things that make me smile at work

The American comedian W. C. Fields once said: “Start every day with a smile and get it over with.” I am glad to say that I not only start my day with a smile, but also end it with a smile. There are many reasons for a smile but I can count on these five every day:

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Ebru Gencoglu
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A journey towards the phase out of PFC

A journey towards the phase out of PFC

It is already quite a few years ago since people started to take water-repellent products for granted. Nowadays, there’s almost no wardrobe without such a piece of apparel. Nobody wants to miss it when going for a run on a cold, dark and wet winter night. But here is the dilemma: you need chemicals (PFC) to make performance products water-repellent. And chemicals are usually a matter of concern in the public opinion.

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Cindy Zhou
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Shake department stereotypes off and do it in adidas Group Style (Part 1)

Shake department stereotypes off and do it in adidas Group Style (Part 1)

One special thing about the adidas Group has always been its liberal dress code. The freedom to wear practically whatever we want to work allows us to break away from departmental stereotypes (e.g. how finance people dress vs. marketing people). It allows us to showcase our true individuality and originality. Inspired by fashion blogs like collegefashionista.com and whowhatwear.com, Megan McCullough (Sport Performance Apparel Design intern) and I decided to collaborate and do something similar with the fashion choices at the adidas Group!

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