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3 Tips on Being a Consultative Change Leader: John Millea, Senior Director of Leadership and People Development, SAP

Uncategorized Dec 18, 2019

Summary of Vlog Post by Emma Lokar, CHRO Partners Intern, Graduating May 2020

Earlier this year we conducted a survey on important soft skills for HR leaders and found consultative and change management skills being two of the top ranked skills by "C" suite execs. So we decided to explore learn more...

Join me to hear from John Millea the Senior Director of Leadership and People Development at SAP as he shares his expertise and tips on how to become a consultative change leader to the organization.


The rate and pace of change is relentless and organizations need HR to be change leaders with a consultative business results mindset. HR follows change plans and uses change methodologies, but often need more focus on:


  • How to execute strategy through people
  • What transformational change is
  • How to drive and create sustainable change
  • What is needed organizationally through process to make change happen


Watch this 20 minute interview to step out of the transactional approach and become a part of the organizations bigger narrative and strategic direction. To help you show up and be sought after for your counsel John shares: 


  • 3 tactical tips to broaden perspective on how change becomes sustainable
  • Questions to ask leaders to gain more knowledge to foresee needs
  • How to influence and add more value by connecting the overall business strategy with talent strategy


If you do not have time to watch this video blog click HERE or follow the link below to get instant access to a PDF download of the video transcript to read about how to show up in a consultative business results mindset!


All my best,

Emma Lokar on behalf of Cindy Lu

CHRO Partners Intern

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