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8 Leadership Lessons from SAP CEO Bill McDermott

Learnloft

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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SuccessFactors and SAP Get their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. Note: Last week SAP announced its Q2 financials and the company is now generating over $1 Billion in cloud revenues, so the issue of cloud-to-premise integration is very strategic.).

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

eFront

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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SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. Note: Last week SAP announced its Q2 financials and the company is now generating over $1 Billion in cloud revenues, so the issue of cloud-to-premise integration is very strategic.). with and lots more coming.

The People You Should Lead For

Learnloft

I leaned back at my desk, stared up at the ceiling and I said out loud, “It should be this easy all of the time.” I knew everyone on the team was on the same page , a key team member acquired a new skill, and there had been an increase in performance against our leading KPI’s. It From last week’s episode with Entrepreneur Mac Lackey, to SAP CEO Bill McDermott, to Chick-fil-A’s DeeAnn Turner, and the 20 other guests before them came eerily similar answers: “Both are hard, but being a leader at home tends to be harder.” Leadership SAP parenting family success

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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SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together

Learning on the Leading Edge

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. Note: Last week SAP announced its Q2 financials and the company is now generating over $1 Billion in cloud revenues, so the issue of cloud-to-premise integration is very strategic.). with and lots more coming.

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.

Critical #skills define performances across multiple fields

Ignatia Webs

The goal is to respectfully help leaders in complex situations unearth untested assumptions, consider alternative interpretations and “think like the other” without sapping unit cohesion or morale, and while retaining their values. Critical learning/reading/living is an acclaimed skill. For last weeks topic was on: challenging ideas and why this is a good thing. nice interview.

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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.

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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Oracle buys Taleo

Learning on the Leading Edge

Following SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors, this gives Oracle a tremendously powerful suite of products in the HR market, one of the fastest-growing markets for enterprise software. A few initial comments. 1. This move directly undermines SAP's strategy with SuccessFactors. So in many ways the Taleo team can now "be back together with their friends."

From Humble Beginnings to Support for the World’s Leading Software Apps

Ancile Learning

Many of those organizations were implementing SAP. These were the early days of SAP implementations (especially in the United States), and implementations were moving from the terminal-based R/2 interface to the graphical R/3 interface. While the initial focus and tuning in 2006 remained in the SAP space , in the years since we’ve seen a big uptake in the use of uPerform with other applications. In 1999, we released Info Pak. At that time, many of us here at ANCILE were working at RWD, providing consulting services to organizations around the globe. Contact us

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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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

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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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.

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

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Wrapup from HR Technology Conference 2013 and SuccessConnect

Learning on the Leading Edge

Today only Oracle and SAP are close to fulfilling on this, but interestingly 12% of buyers (according to Lexy Martin's research ) want Workday to fill this gap - so the writing is on the wall: standalone talent management systems are slowly being collapsed into HRMS vendor platforms. As long as IBM keeps the Kenexa brand and team in place, the company will continue to grow its business in the ever-expanding world of global recruiting. We've just published a detailed research report on SAP-SuccessFactors integration and the scenarios and solutions are well along.

Five Best - and Winning - Practices for ERP Business Adoption

Ancile Learning

Learning @ the Speed of Change is the latest edition of SAP Education's online magazine. In this edition, SAP highlights the recognition delivered to three SAP customers at this year's SAPPHIRE NOW + ASUG Annual Conference. and its Global ERP Business Adoption team received the 2014 SAP Education Best Practice Award. SAP has also published two in-depth articles on Pfizer's program: Five Best Practices from Pfizer’s Global ERP Implementation. Pfizer, Inc. Winning Approach to Business Adoption. Crowd-sourced videos.

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

Learnnovators

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] ).

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.

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Learning on the Leading Edge

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP's acquisition of SuccessFactors , followed by Oracle's acquisition of Taleo , and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia. In the past of course both Oracle and SAP were far too busy with other things to really put the innovation muscle they needed into talent management.

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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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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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.

CornerstoneOnDemand Explodes With Growth

Learning on the Leading Edge

SAP buys SuccessFactors. Our new market research, which comes out in October, will show that while the big ERP vendors (Oracle, SAP, ADP) have all jumped into this space, lots of mid-sized vendors are growing rapidly as well. Today you will find big companies like Oracle, SAP, ADP, Salesforce.com (coming soon) as well as companies like CornerstoneOnDemand, Halogen Software , SilkRoad , PeopleFluent , SumTota l, Lumesse , Saba , and fast-growing companies like JobVite all serving the market. Oracle buys Taleo. We thought the talent management market was consolidating.

Why APUG Is the Best Time of Year - Part 1

Ancile Learning

The ANCILE team is just back from our 14th annual ANCILE Products Users Group (APUG) event in Miami. Increasingly, our customers are sharing stories that highlight the breadth of their ANCILE uPerform use: customers are creating and delivering learning content for custom applications, SAP, ‘any global IT application’, Banner, non-technical applications – and much more.

HR in the Cloud: Upping the Talent Management Ante

Learning on the Leading Edge

Sapphire, the SAP annual event for its customers and partners, provided the debut of SuccessFactors as a SAP company. In a newly created division called Cloud Computing, Lars Dalgaard, founder and CEO of SuccessFactors, is now the king of the cloud, overseeing a team of 5000 employees devoted to executing SAP’s cloud strategy. As SAP runs on SAP products, the SuccessFactors division now runs on the SAP cloud solution, Business ByDesign (BBD), replacing all its previously installed business applications. BBD will continue to be supported by SAP.

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?

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.

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