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In this video, SAPinsider's Ken Murphy chats with SAP Education Vice President of Enablement Kerry Brown on how organizations can effectively manage change stemming from mobility, social media, and an influx of young workers.


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An excerpt from an SAP Business Innovation blog.

Hindu scriptures talk about three basic components that all matter is made up of:

  • Sattva – A bias towards knowledge
  • Rajas – A bias towards action
  • Tamas – A bias towards inertia


These are the same components that are required in leading change initiatives.


It is critical that the leaders of the change initiative know the reasons for the change that they want to bring in.


It is equally critical that the leaders do not just stop at the intellectual level and knowing what needs to happen.



If the knowledge and action parts are done well, you would have built some momentum in the change effort.


This concept is not only applicable for leading organizational change but also for individual change. You can apply the same steps to reduce weight, write a book, or follow your dream.


Get the details around each of these components by reading the entire blog here.


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An excerpt from an SAP Business Innovations blog by Dana Theus


Does someone with leadership presence always make a good leader? Can someone without presence lead effectively?


Many career gurus will say leadership presence is essential to becoming a good, and ladder-climbing leader. In my experience, however, many good leaders get ahead with only a mild ability to be noticed when they enter the room, depending on the company’s leadership culture. In addition, research shows that confidence and presence often help you get ahead even if you don’t deserve it. Leaders who get ahead on confidence alone flame out and fall prey to the Peter Principle before they get to the top.


Leaders who get ahead on confidence alone flame out.


Bottom Line: There’s more to being a good leader than just confidence and presence.


That said, when presence and confidence are added to talent and skill, they can absolutely grease the wheels of your upward career trajectory.


How do you get leadership presence…

Here’s the short answer:

  • Confidence and presence come from a place of authentic strength of conviction and knowing what you believe about a situation, absent the confusing veil of self-doubt.
  • It comes from a place where failure and uncertainty are comfortable companions to success and clarity.
  • It comes from knowing why you’re doing the thing you’re asking others to do.
  • It comes from a place of purpose and willingness to be disagreed with, where you’re willing to change your own approach with grace and without shame, in pursuit of that higher goal.


How can you walk with presence?


For the remainder of the tips and to read the entire blog, visit here.