8 Leadership Lessons from SAP CEO Bill McDermott
AUGUST 1, 2016
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
Team Learning Up With Talent
JUNE 17, 2016
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.,
Leaders Who Listen and Learn A Quick Fix to Strengthening Team Development and Growth
MARCH 21, 2017
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.
Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development
AUGUST 4, 2015
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
Why Modern Leadership is So Hard
AUGUST 22, 2016
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
AUGUST 31, 2016
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
From Three Days in a Class to 30 Seconds on a Smartphone
AUGUST 17, 2016
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.
7 Ways to Boost Employee Engagement in the Digital Era
MARCH 2, 2017
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.
4 Ways to Become the Mentor Your Company Needs
DECEMBER 15, 2016
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.
The Future Of Your Organization Is In Its Culture Of Learning
Your Training Edge
MAY 11, 2017
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?
Remember, CLOs – You’re Teaching Humans
AUGUST 22, 2016
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.
A Simple Checklist to Follow While Implementing Gamification
APRIL 3, 2017
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?
Does Your Organization Need a Learning Culture?
The Peformance Improvement
DECEMBER 28, 2015
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.
Saba to Acquire Halogen Software in 2017’s First Big HR Technology Deal
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
billion SAP-SuccessFactors acquisition , this could be the next wave in smaller companies building broader HR technology suites.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning - Part 4: Their Role in Corporate Universities
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
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.
Resilience Training Can Help Ease the Fast-Paced Work Life
MARCH 8, 2017
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.
Review of the Book – Implementation of an ERP System with Focus on End-user Training
AUGUST 10, 2016
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.
5 Tips to Boost Your Sales Training Effectiveness with E-learning
SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
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.
Top 50 eLearning Posts For 2011
JANUARY 11, 2012
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
APRIL 2, 2012
” 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.
Two Noteworthy Game News Items
SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
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.
The Cultural Revolution
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
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.
MOOCs in Workplace Learning – Part 4: Role in Corporate Universities
JUNE 15, 2015
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.
Gamification: How Gamification Benefits Corporate Learning
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
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!
Top Social Learning LMS Features
JANUARY 27, 2016
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.
5 Hot Sales Trends of 2016
DECEMBER 18, 2016
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.
MARCH 23, 2014
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.
Gamification in Workplace Learning: The Role of Play
OCTOBER 19, 2011
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.
Software Simulations – Learning benefits
AUGUST 12, 2016
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.
Profile of a learning architect: Rob Bartlett
Clive on Learning
APRIL 29, 2011
A 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.
Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy
OCTOBER 2, 2014
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).
How Performance Support Apps Are Faring In Today’s Workplaces
JUNE 28, 2014
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.
The Masterclass on Informal Learning
AUGUST 2, 2013
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.
Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ
JUNE 7, 2011
One is a large international food manufacturer for whom I’ve designed and developed many SAP training programs over the past decade. How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning? That’s the Learning Circuits Big Question for the month of June.
The Science of Learning Objectives – Part 5
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
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.
How Companies Use Gamification To Motivate Their Employees
JANUARY 7, 2016
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.
Drunk Tank Pink
AUGUST 2, 2013
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.