Author, Entrepreneur and Inc.com Blogger Lewis Schiff to Share Change Management Insights as Featured ASUG Leadership 2.0 Panelist Co-Panelists Olympian Lisa Leslie and ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers bring leadership perspectives to the session Business Wire CHICAGO -- August 19, 2013 The America’s SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) is pleased to announce Lewis Schiff as the featured panelist for this year’s ASUG Leadership 2.0 session at the 2013 SAP^® BusinessObjects™ User Conference (SBOUC) in Anaheim, Calif., Sept. 9-11. Schiff will offer insights based on his experience as an entrepreneur and the author of three books sharing lessons learned and best practices drawn from research on self-made business leaders. In an era of accelerated change, leaders must guide their teams toward the accomplishment of business goals while navigating shifting environments. Schiff and his fellow panelists will discuss this topic during the SBOUC ASUG Leadership 2.0 session, “All You Need to Know About Change Management.” The invite-only Sept. 10 luncheon panel session will also include ASUG Leadership 2.0 team captain Lisa Leslie, a four-time Olympic champion, author and TV commentator, and ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers. The session will bring together SAP professionals to exchange insights and address challenges such as: *How to assess the skill sets of team members to encourage contributions *How to build a team that has the right players *How to address the anxiety and uncertainty associated with change *The important role of the change agent Speakers will include: *Lead panelist Lewis Schiff, chairman and executive director of Inc. Business Owners Council, a membership organization for Inc. Magazine; Schiff maintains a blog about behavioral entrepreneurship on Inc.com and authored the 2013 book, “Business Brilliant: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons” *ASUG Leadership 2.0 team captain Lisa Leslie, who was the first women’s basketball player to win all three Most Valuable Player awards – for the WNBA regular season, All-Star Game, and playoffs – in the same season *Business turnaround expert and ASUG CEO Bridgette Chambers "No leader achieves great things without tapping the talents of a stellar team," Chambers said. "That synergy becomes even more important when an organization is facing significant change. This year's Leadership 2.0 panel discussion promises to provide the kind of insights and experience that will help ASUG members manage change and emerge as leaders who bring distinct value to the organizations they serve.” Immediately after the panel discussion, Lewis Schiff will lead a facilitated breakout session titled, “ASUG Leadership 2.0 Presents: A Crowd-Sourcing Approach to Change.” Participants in the interactive brainstorming session will share insights, ideas and results-oriented solutions to the challenges of change. About ASUG Leadership 2.0 Designed to help ASUG members cultivate high-performance teams and be the top SAP professionals in their organizations, ASUG’s Leadership 2.0 initiative launched in September 2011. Part inspiration, part education, the unique program provides leadership training resources and professional development tools through an active online community, www.ASUGLeadership2-0.com, and face-to-face gatherings with ecosystem influencers and industry thought leaders. About the 2013 ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference The ASUG SAP BusinessObjects User Conference, now in its sixth year, is the only customer-driven event of its kind in North America. It offers BusinessObjects users a variety of educational and hands-on sessions presented by customers, partners, and SAP. The event also features great entertainment, with a private closing night concert by rock legends REO Speedwagon on Wednesday, Sept. 11. With more than 40 million records sold and 13 Top 40 hits including “Time For Me To Fly,” “Take It On The Run” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling,” the band continues to tour extensively more than 40 years after forming. SBOUC 2013 takes place Sept. 9-11 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif. For additional information, visit www.asugonline.com/asug-sap-businessobjects-user-conference/ and follow the dialogue on Twitter with the hashtag #SBOUC2013. For more information about ASUG, please visit the ASUG Media Room. SAP and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries. Business Objects, BusinessObjects and the Business Objects logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Business Objects in the United States and/or other countries. Business Objects is an SAP company. Contact: Media Contact: for ASUG Bridget Kagan, 312-558-1770 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/ASUG365 @ASUG365 @bridgchambers
Author, Entrepreneur and Inc.com Blogger Lewis Schiff to Share Change Management Insights as Featured ASUG Leadership 2.0
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