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8 Leadership Lessons from SAP CEO Bill McDermott


It didn’t take long before I was completely hooked and had immersed myself into the Winners Dream – A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office, by SAP CEO Bill McDermott. Empower Others- The most important thing leaders can do is empower teams and individuals. Leadership Bill McDermott Development SAPI certainly am not in the reported 25% of Americans that didn’t read a book last year, but my typical reading behavior consists of getting approximately a quarter of the way through a book…. And then life gets in the way. No Exceptions! maybe that’s why this was written….Thanks

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Team Learning Up With Talent

CLO Magazine

Millennial recruits really want to believe they will be a valuable part of the team and will have a chance to grow in the organization,” Jackson said. “A strong learning program is an important part of that story.”. Tags: leadership developments , partnership , strategy , talent management The post Team Learning Up With Talent appeared first on Chief Learning Officer - CLO Media.

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Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development


In this third part of our series of behind-the-scenes posts, we’ll be interviewing Simon Birt, a recent addition to the eFrontPro team, who is in charge of the product’s global business development. In addition to this, I will work closely with our very talented team to ensure we have great lead generation, online marketing, and partner business support in place to strengthen our growth.

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8 Things You Must Know Before Leading a Team


When I think back to my first few months leading a group of people, it makes me cringe. I was learning as I went and my team had to go through that period of time as guinea pigs. Of When team members have a strong reason and a sense of purpose, it ‘unlocks’ their potential. Truett took his executive management team on a weekend retreat to determine what to do next. Many Determine Where You Want the Team or Organization to Go. Knowing where you want to go as a unit is critical because without it the team’s action is misdirected. Trust is the Lynchpin.

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From Three Days in a Class to 30 Seconds on a Smartphone

CLO Magazine

Mike Ettling, president of SAP SuccessFactors, and David Osborne, senior vice president and general manager of global education at SAP, share their views on the importance of employee learning to business transformation and changing employee expectations for learning. We must make it simple, intuitive and enjoyable for people to engage with their work and teams through technology.

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Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans

CLO Magazine

Learning technology that simultaneously incorporates a human element into the teaching process can help students strengthen interpersonal skills, goal-setting and team-building, among other things. Once enrolled in classes, learners receive access to SAP learning rooms where they can ask questions, receive guidance from experts, and share their expertise with fellow learners.

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4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Further, according to Leaders 2020 , a recent global study by Oxford Economics and SAP [Editor’s note: The author works for SAP], diversity has increased substantially among the general workforce over the past three years, but change has been slower to come to midlevel management, and even less evident among senior executives and corporate boards. Mentorship is a two-way street.

Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?

The Peformance Improvement

If sales managers want their inside sales team to conduct powerful discovery, they’ve got to teach an approach, listen to tapes, let reps self-evaluate, give feedback, listen to more tapes, give more feedback, and so on. The approach of Jenny Dearborn at SAP is an example of this. Your work teams are not as efficient and effective as they need to be. transportation). Stephen J.

Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal

CLO Magazine

billion SAP-SuccessFactors acquisition , this could be the next wave in smaller companies building broader HR technology suites. Michael Slaunwhite, executive chairman of Halogen, was equally as effusive of the deal. “We have built Halogen into a market leader in performance management by investing in the talented and innovative team that began here in Ottawa more than 20 years ago.I

MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities

ID Reflections

It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning. The world has gotten complicated. The skills shortage looming ahead is alarming to say the least.

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Review of the Book – Implementation of an ERP System with Focus on End-user Training

CommLab India

After introducing the SAP system, it takes us through the technology of the system and introduces us to some of its features such as the Data Repository , Tables , Business Workflow , and ABAP/4 Development Workbench. Then it lists the objectives of a high-performing organization – Empowerment, Generalist, and Team-work. The main content of the book is covered in 4 units.

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5 Tips to Boost Your Sales Training Effectiveness with E-learning

CommLab India

In 2010, SAP’s global sales team had to quickly transition to sell a suite of mobility products from a corporate acquisition. The SAP Roadwarrior game was designed to help sales representatives confidently engage in mobility conversations with customers. Corporate trainers are always on the lookout for effective ways to boost their sales training programs. “ Marc  J. 

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Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011

Upside Learning

The Gamification Of SAP. Measuring And Evaluating Learning – The Top Skill For L&D Teams. On behalf of the entire Upside Learning team, I wish you a joyous and prosperous 2012. One week into the New Year it’s the right time to look back on the year gone by. We have pulled these up based on social signals (views, comments, twitter and more). Read them. Reflect on them.

Excerpt from Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning

Kapp Notes

” Managing Team Members Across the World. SAP—an inter-enterprise software development and implementation company—needed to provide their project managers with a learning experience to address a specific challenge—managing teams whose members were scattered across the globe. With team members in Germany, Japan, America, and India, a SAP project manager must contend with issues such as cultural differences, time zones, disparate expectations, communication styles, and other issues a local team may not encounter. Check out the book! Games

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Two Noteworthy Game News Items

Kapp Notes

… it took players a matter of days to come up with models that were solid enough for researchers to translate into scientific rendering of the protein. 2) Forbes published an article about the “ Gamification of SAP ” the large software program used to run all types of organizations from university systems (like mine) to manufacturing to healthcare. The article states: One method that has worked is for SAP to create experimental applications designed to enhance everyday SAP functions. Lead-in-One” is a good example of this. Games


The Cultural Revolution

CLO Magazine

They seem to find it very difficult — if not impossible — to support the real learning that takes place in the organization, learning that happens every day in their jobs, teams and social groups.”. Employees want to “do good” and it ought to become the responsibility of the chief culture officer and team to make this happen. Far too many learning departments have become order takers.

Gamification: How Gamification Benefits Corporate Learning

Designing Digitally

Game-based support applications for Oracle, SAP and other companies are an integral part of most company-wide implementation programs. The players work towards gaining the highest accolades, as a team. Gamification is changing the way corporations train! All organizations aim to develop a workforce that helps them achieve their profitability and growth targets. billion by 2018.

MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities


It can help an organization with its capability building at an individual level and provide opportunities for shared vision, systems thinking and team building at a strategic level thus providing the entire gamut from tactical learning to integrated and strategic learning. SAP developed the openSAP MOOC platform to educate its ecosystem of developers and partners on SAP technologies. The world has gotten complicated. We live in an age of dramatic oxymoron – unemployment is high yet there is a talent shortage. “ (Ref:  [link] ). ” (Ref: [link] ).

Incorporating Social

CLO Magazine

If conversations on Point devolve, Mallen said the learning team can edit comments or post a disclaimer at the outset of the discussion reminding people they need to post appropriate content. ” Brookshire plans to rebrand the SAP Jam social platform as BGC Connect and use it for key initiatives, such as its female manager networking forum. Brookshire is also planning to use BGC Connect for project teams. Once companies decide how social learning should take place, it’s important to fully integrate it into an organization’s overall learning strategy.

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Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play

Social Learning

Let me give you a couple of examples: In classroom ERP software training sessions I’ve designed and used various individual and team based games to review material, cement concepts and break the monotony of lecture and exercises. This month, the Learning Circuits Blog is back with its first “real” big question since Tony Karrer took a break from managing the blog.

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5 Hot Sales Trends of 2016

CommLab India

In the Smarketing approach, both sales and marketing teams work together, right from attracting leads to converting them to customers. Prospects and sales teams talk directly or over the phone or WebEx to make a deal. Sales teams are taking the help of analytics to understand buying patterns. Another trip around the sun and the calendar year has almost come to an end.

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Top Social Learning LMS Features

Talented Learning

Enhanced productivity for work groups and remote team projects. For example, when finalizing this post I became aware of the new SAP Jam collaboration learning platform. SAP is attempting to inject social learning into their platforms to adapt to the new way learners want to learn. Here is what we found: What’s Going on with the Social Learning LMS? Proof of Change?

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Profile of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

revamped banking system based on SAP. Each new employee is supported through the programme by a team of mentors. For this profile we turn to Rob Bartlett from Farm Credit in Canada. Rob has achieved success by integrating formal and informal learning activities in pursuit of clear strategic business objectives. No way will Rob ever be an order taker. learning architects

Software Simulations – Learning benefits

CommLab India

To resolve this issue, the company installed Ariba ©  – a SAP-like software for their ‘Procure to Pay’ process. Due to a lack of knowledge in using the software, the global procurement team was delaying payments and even creating a dent in the company’s credibility. You have just implemented an ERP system in your organization to streamline processes. But wait a minute! Not sure?

Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy


Innovative companies such as SuccessFactors / SAP , Taleo / Oracle , Saba , SilkRoad are enabling companies to deeply integrate employee learning and skill development with other aspects of Human Resource Management (and generating billions of dollars of value in the process). believe that enterprise elearning (particularly the content side) is one such market. Breadth of Content.

Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ

Social Learning

One is a large international food manufacturer for whom I’ve designed and developed many SAP training programs over the past decade. Encouraging continuous improvement through regular cross-functional process reviews, collaboration and knowledge sharing among plant engineers and research and development teams, and mandatory project reviews to capture key learnings.

How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces


This article from Geoff Stead (Head of Mobile Learning, Qualcomm) discusses how he, along with his team, is helping Qualcomm to position the learning technologies of the future. How Apps Are Simplifying Corporate IT : This article (by Michael Kleinemier, President of Middle and Eastern Europe at SAP) discusses how today’s apps are helping simplify corporate IT. What are the results?

The Masterclass on Informal Learning

Jay Cross

From this foundation , we explore communities of practice, capturing and disseminating news, knowledge sharing at Intel, experiential learning at Xerox, conversation at HP, volunteerism at SAP, Twitter at Deloitte, product knowledge at BT, and learning from microblogs. Your organization has decided to tilt in the direction of informal learning. So now what do you do? Two options. 1.

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The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 5

CommLab India

The team cited their lack of experience in teaching manual work as the reason for their inability to contribute to the domain. Examples of learning objectives at this level are: The learner would be able to act on a series of steps to create a purchase order using SAP. Welcome to the sixth post in the series of blogs on learning objectives. Simpson’s Model of the Psychomotor Domain.

How Companies Use Gamification To Motivate Their Employees


SAP, the leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions provider, had also leveraged to gamification techniques to train its sales representatives in the details and intricacies of its (quite complex) product line so that they can be more effective in answering customer inquiries. And it works. Why gamification works. How companies use gamification. Enough about the theory. Points.

A Functional Perspective to Managing Change in Learning: Part 3

Connect Thinking

Today is the third of five posts on the topic of change management, this time looking at how a learning technology strategy impacts Human Resources and the Learning and Development team and function, and how the change can be managed. Work as a functional team to decide what principles will guide your decision-making about how learning technologies will be used.

Drunk Tank Pink

Jay Cross

Walking into a pink room sapped the energy of difficult prisoners. Some football coaches repainted visiting team dressing rooms pink. CLO magazine. In the late 1970s, scientists discovered that certain shades of pink calmed people who were agitated or angry. Police painted holding cells pink. When Japanese mounted blue lights in train stations, crime rates dropped and suicides ceased.

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Nashville Notes: Closing Keynote – Ross Dawson


He also writes the highly influential Trends in the Living Networks blog, has written white papers for organizations including SAP and Microsoft and has published over 100 articles in leading publications worldwide. Lectora and CourseMill® users and the Trivantis team will gather to share e-Learning knowledge, and we want you to join us! Register today ! Register Now. Blog LUC

Portrait of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett

Clive on Learning

revamped banking system based on SAP. Each new employee is supported through the programme by a team of mentors. Throughout my book The New Learning Architect I take time out to look at real-life examples of great learning architects in action. For this profile, we turn to Rob Bartlett, from Farm Credit in Canada. No way will Rob ever be an order taker. learning architects