Last Friday was our personal big day the team was working towards the last two years. The adidas Group Learning Campus, “our Corporate University”, was officially launched by Chief HR Officer Matthias Malessa and Robin Stalker, CFO and first Dean of the Learning Campus.
“Since our CEO Herbert Hainer first announced that we will build a Corporate University in November 2011, a dedicated team has been working on this initiative – and one could say that with the adidas Group Learning Campus we are launching one of the most advanced and future-oriented corporate education models in the industry.” Matthias Malessa
Having lived in Portland for 10 years now, I have participated in the Portland Pride every year. This year it was something truly special to represent the adidas family with its newly formed LGBTQ group participating in its first community event at the Portland Pride Festival on Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and June 15th. We formed the US adidas Group team with the desire to represent diversity and inclusion not only at work but also within the Portland community. The support and adulation received from the community during the Pride Festival was overwhelming and truly encouraging for us.
Being inspired by the whole topic of attitude at work, I took the time to sit down and think about what were my top 10 tips.
So here they are my Top 10 tip list of how you can influence your own or others’ attitude for better results:
I was well into my managerial career before I realised I needed to be a Leader, not just a manager. I, of course, wanted to get the best out of the teams I was managing, rather selfishly, because their success would further my career. I was all about career, not people, not others. Just me! Pretty shallow, I guess. But so far so good, career-wise, it got me here!
First part of the series was: Attitude at work
What did I learn as a leader on the company’s executive development programme (EDP) last year?
Well many things, but the most important was one particular awareness of myself: I don’t listen.