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 SAP

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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 Traditional CLOs are up against a serious challenge right now, according to Dave Koll, enterprise learning leader for CGB Enterprises Inc.,

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Leaders Who Listen and Learn A Quick Fix to Strengthening Team Development and Growth

Training Industry

Every interaction leaders have with their team members impacts trust, engagement, retention, innovation and much more. Here are eight things that you can do to support your team in better decision-making, independence and development. You’d be surprised at the solutions your team members offer that you’ve never even considered. Pause, and let your team member reply first. “I’m It’s OK to let your team know that something is a weak spot for you.

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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. News efrontpro interview team

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Why Modern Leadership is So Hard


So their first line leadership team must get results and make an impact quickly or they are deemed a failure. Not to mention you must cater to the range of different generations and display the leadership styles that each individual on the team needs to perform their best. Just this week, I interviewed SAP CEO, Bill McDermott on the Follow My Lead Podcast and he said something interesting. “At Leadership Bill McDermott Development Employee millennial SAP

The People You Should Lead For


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. 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

Facilitation Quality Matters 5 Steps to Ensuring Top-Quality Training Delivery

Training Industry

SAP recently implemented highly impactful leadership programs at all leadership levels at the same time. Small table teams make group decisions and see the results in the context of an evolving story. The goal of each team is to make decisions that increase the employee engagement of each team member, collaboration with colleagues and other teams, operational simplicity, and productivity.

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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.

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Helping Lockheed Martin and HCLabs play SCORM and xAPI

Rustici Software

Yes, we solve very specific problems, but, regardless, it’s rare that any two use cases are alike which keeps me constantly engaged (with no shortage of iced coffee, of course) and certainly keeps the sales team and developers on their toes.

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A Simple Checklist to Follow While Implementing Gamification

CommLab India

Take this popular example of SAP. Back in 2013, SAP – one of Germany’s enterprise giants – had to figure out how to leverage the 2 million unique users who frequented its social network – the SAP Community Network (SCN).SAP’s SAP’s answer?

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7 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in the Digital Era

CLO Magazine

In 2016, SAP SuccessFactors and Oxford Economics surveyed 4,100 global executives and employees for a study titled, “Leaders 2020: How Strong Leadership Pays Off in the Digital Economy.” These behaviors build trust: Invigorate: Create a sense of purpose for team members.

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.

4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs

CLO Magazine

Here are four things to consider: Be willing to work as a team. For example, at SAP we host a monthly “Women’s Professional Growth” webcast series which, to date, has reached more than 10,000 people in 40-plus countries.

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning

Your Training Edge

But as a member of a team, you know what’s happening better than anyone. So, as a member of a team with a strong learning culture, what can you do to help yourself and others learn more effectively?

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.

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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.

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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.

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. The capstone simulation allows the learners to experience virtual team management as a team leader. The team created a fictional world called Orth with its own fictional cultures.

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Two Noteworthy Game News Items

Kapp Notes

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. Here are three game related news items that I think are of interest.


Resilience Training Can Help Ease the Fast-Paced Work Life

CLO Magazine

It can create agitation, sap energy and even cause physical pain. In a resilient work environment, business outcomes include better communication, better team morale, improved problem-solving and decision making, greater innovation and better customer satisfaction, Guthrie wrote.

Go where the action is. Meet today's top learning leaders all in one place.


Over on the main stage, you'll hear from business superstars like Bill McDermott , SAP CEO , and John Bruno , Analyst, Forrester Research. In just over a month, today's top learning leaders will all converge in Las Vegas. We really hope you're among them!

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.”. This is where the chief culture officer and the new P&E team come into play.

I am a Learning Architect – is that even a thing?


All of these roles I’ve performed at various times in my career, but now I have a team who perform those functions for me. To label myself as a Manager would be very restrictive as I typically provide consultancy alongside mentoring and managing my team.

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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.

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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.