“In a winning culture, team collaboration is crucial. Everyone understands who they are as a player on the team and what they bring forward to make the team win,” says Diana Styles, Senior Vice President for HR Global Sales & Brand at adidas.

Winning, she clarifies, of course doesn’t mean competing with your colleagues – winning means aligning internally as a team so you’re set to compete externally.

In her coaching-focused leadership role, Diana knows how important it is to bring people into your new ventures and decision making. Starting with a seed of an idea, a collaborative leader goes out to find the right partners, the diverse voices that need to be part of the conversation, and who can help the idea grow.

Another essential part to delivering on collaboration is accountability.

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Leadership Culture Series

In the 4-minute video below Diana shares further thoughts on collaboration in the leadership space. Learn more about the topic in our in-depth leadership feature.

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by Alex 18.03.2019
This is what I call - learning and leading by doing 👍🏽
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by Nina Weihrauch (Editor) Alex 18.03.2019
Thanks for your comment, Alex!
What was your key takeaway from our interview with Diana? Did you define any action steps for yourself? :)
Curious to hear more!

Best,

Nina
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by Thando Mayekiso 26.03.2019
Good day team Adidas

my name is Thando Mayekiso from sunny South Africa and im a fan and lover of the brand. I would like to add a new but creative way of selling the brand that is innovative. Adidas being a sport brand and a street culture brand that fuses music, art and creativity. My idea is simple just like how Jay-z presold his album on Samsung devices before the actual release date. I was thinking we do the same with the brand using QR codes. Any artist of your choice that is good for the brand could pre sell their album through a limited edition clothing item i.e a shirt, tracksuit , cap etc with a QR code for the album. example If Drake is about to release a new album it will be only available at Adidas store via a limited clothing item 3 days or a week before release date if customers buy a certain clothing item.

looking forward to hearing from you. will also send the idea to my South African adidas team.

regards
Thando Mayekiso (+27 84 055 0618) lets Innovate this year.
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