Rick Almeida
Vice-President, e-commerce
APRIL 28, 2022
From this….
….to this!
1924: Brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler founded “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik” (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory)
1936: Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin, all while sporting Dassler spikes.
1948: the brothers have a falling out and Rudolf founds “RUDA” using the first two letters of his first and last names…four months later, the company is renamed PUMA.
1949: Adolf (Adi) Dassler founds his own iconic company.
Can you guess the name of the company his brother founded?
Currently, PUMA employs over 13,000 people in 120 countries
My Background: Industry-specific
2 ½ Years
3 Years
14 Years
Educational Background:
Bachelors in Marketing from Northeastern University
In the midst of a global pandemic…
Discovering new ways of working
Onboarding new team members
Moving to a new regional HQ
Managing change
Managing & Motivating through Change
Control the controllables
Play to strengths
Know when to pivot
Bring people along
Know what matters to them
Still have fun
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Employee Feedback Matters
Opinion Survey
Attack the opportunities
Lean into strengths
Drive accountability
Leverage 1-on-1 & Skip Levels
Leadership Development
As a new leader…
Develop a game plan and goals
Allow the team to be part of the game plan
Communicate effectively
Formal & informal feedback
Giving Performance Feedback…
No surprises
Instill confidence and positive reinforcement
Specific & tangible examples
Timely & ongoing
Illustrate how others can support goal achievement
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Develop a game plan with 30/60/90
Set expectations for you and for them
Be informative, educational
Set them up for success!
Leverage secret sauce from others
Find a winning formula, rinse, repeat and ADAPT!
Collaborative Leadership
Share your vision & OSAMs
Develop common goals
Create environment for open communication
Allow room for contribution
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Leadership Challenges
Managing up
Communication…avoid too much or too little
Push back…only with the facts
Going around the chain of command could have consequences
Managing down
Establishing credibility when coming from another company
Having tough conversations
Knowing when to make a change
Leading a Team Remotely
Establishing Trust
Staying in Touch
Maximizing Team Effectiveness
Keeping People Motivated
The Drive for Results
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Thank You…..Questions?
IIRP Tips on Writing Reflection Papers

A reflection paper is not a summary of the course readings or a stream of
conscious mind dump on paper.
Main themes
Effects on:

1. As the diagram suggests, a reflection paper is your identification of the main
themes of the readings integrated with your classroom experience and how both
affect your thinking and practice.
2. A reflection paper is your chance to add your thoughts and analysis to what
you have read and experienced.
3. A reflection paper is meant to illustrate your understanding of the material and
how it affects your ideas and possible practice in future.
4. Begin by jotting down some of the reading material and class experiences that
stand out in your mind.Decide why they stand out to you.
5. It may be helpful to use the restorative questions to generate some of your
thoughts and feelings about the course experience.
6. Using the first person singular (“I”), relate the readings and classes to your
previous knowledge and experience.
7. Consider if and how what you have read and learned changes your thinking
and might affect your practice in both personal and professional situations.
8. Review the readings and class notes to be sure you’ve included all the
relevant information you can and made all the connections you can.
9. Give your reflection paper structure with an opening paragraph, main body,
and conclusion.
10. It may be helpful to write the body of the paper first by using Steps 4-7, and
then decide what your opening paragraph should say.The opening paragraph
may be brief, only a sentence or two, but it should offer some overall statement
of your perspective based on what you’ve learned (e.g., Before I read the articles
for YC/ED 501, I had never considered that I was an authoritative supervisor, that
is, someone who gives my staff firm direction but little support.). Then you could
go on to describe which readings or class experiences affected your thinking and
why. You could disagree with some of the readings or ideas.The conclusion of
your reflection may also be brief (e.g., I realize that I must learn how to be more
supportive to get the best from my staff.).Or it could be uncertain (e.g., I don’t
agree with everything I learned but I am going to consider using some of the
practices in future to see if they change my office environment.).
11. Include in-text references and a reference page for any materials you cite
using APA citation formatting.

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