Do you want to play a game? Be the first to find out who just got the Thought Leader badge on SCN, for the first time ever!

SCN Gamification and Thought Leader Badge

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When we prepared the launch of Gamification on SCN we designed a set of 26 missions to encourage and rewards all our members, whether they are new members discovering SCN or well-established members. One of the most valuable achievement is represented by a badge called “Thought Leader” and it’s been a hidden mission since we launched end of April.

A Thought Leader is a respected member of the community who has a strong following of members who appreciate the high quality content that they provide, and have recognized it as such. The prerequisite to be considered for Thought Leader recognition is Gold level (1,500 lifetime points). In general terms (see this Forbes article), a thought leader is a go-to person for a certain field of expertise.

We have a Thought Leader now!

Surprise! About three months after gamification was launched, we already have a winner! Wow… I wasn’t sure how long it would take for someone to earn this badge, but I think it happened quickly. I’m delighted 🙂 And I have to say that I really like the game mechanics that we now have on SCN. They help me identify outstanding community members, or validate how much people like our new SCN Thought Leader – and many others – contribute to the richness of the content on SCN and the community spirit we all enjoy.

Drum rolls… Who is it?

This is where you come in. I know who it is (of course!) and so do Audrey Stevenson Jeanne Carboni and Sean Yang but I want the community to play around a little bit and find out who it is. Because yes, unfortunately there is no page where we show who recently got a badge.


     When did that happen?

OK, I’ll give you a clue. The person who got the badge got it in the last month (4 weeks).

     Where do I look?

I am nice and will give you a few tips 😉

1/ Look for very influential people such as the SAP Mentors, or the SCN Members of the Month.

2/ Look also who has a high status in terms of points on SCN: Go to the About SCN space and check out the leaderboards: top contributors in terms of lifetime points, and (maybe) About SCN top contributors in the last 12 months. But I don’t promise this will work 😉

3/ Figure out who has earned a lot of badges, including the top badges (check out the list of SCN missions to find out more!)

A little teaser: this is what you will see in the person’s profile reputation tab, under Missions:

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     How to play?

#SCNGameOn! I am looking forward to seeing who will find out first. Needless to say that the Thought Leader himself/herself is not allowed to play 😉 I hope that at least they know about the badge they just got, because unfortunately they don’t get notifications for that (we are working on it though).

Submit names in the Comments section below and the “winner” will get a little SCN reward. The time stamp of the comment to this post will rule.

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      1. ' MoazzaM '

        Thanks Jitendra. I can see you very active here in this forum 🙂 Its you who always comment first on almost every blog. Good to see you here again 😘

        Thank$

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          1. ' MoazzaM '

            I agree with you Jitendra. There are some silent readers who use SCN for knowledge bank only. They never share therir thoughts or knowledge but about you I like this tht you always share your thoughts and views in comment. Keep sharing the ideas and Good Luck 🙂

            Thank$

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  1. Typewriter TW

    A Thought Leader is a respected member of the community who has a strong following of members who appreciate the high quality content that they provide, and have recognized it as such. The prerequisite to be considered for Thought Leader recognition is Gold level (1,500 lifetime points). In general terms (see this Forbes article), a thought leader is a go-to person for a certain field of expertise.

    Laure,

    To me this definition sound more fit for a Subject expert and less for a “Thought leader”!

    A “Thought leader” should push the boundary of subjects (even varied subjects) by his thoughts…be it in a conventional or an unconventional way.

    I feel MoazzaM is a thought leader because of his (type of) contribution in (including) other areas than SAP SD. But as a thought leader one would have to constantly put in tireless efforts as sometimes he might be discouraged (i.e. e.g. rejection of post / blog etc.).

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    1. Laure Cetin Post author

      Hi TW,

      Sorry I am only responding to your feedback today. I agree with you, the definition can be a little bit outdated in the sense that nowadays there are many channels for people to showcase their subject matter expertise and engage in discussions with a group of people interested in the same topic. As you rightly said, we expect thought leaders to push boundaries and provide thought-provoking ideas and concepts.

      I like the definition enhancement you provide.

      I also think a thought leader is probably recognized as such in more than one channel, would you say so as well?

      Laure

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      1. Typewriter TW

        Laure,

        Some of the recognitions are measurable (e.g. Golden badge), what about “Thought Leader”?

        Is there any document which explains the criteria and measurables in a quantitative way? 

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        1. Thomas Zloch

          As usual, this would be helpful for those with good intentions, and a blueprint for misuse for the rest.

          Whatever the technical criteria is, not everyone sporting the thought leader badge by now is a thought leader as I understand it. A manual selection like the SAP Mentors is more accurate in this respect.

          Thomas

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          1. Typewriter TW

            Thomas,

            Transparency is a good thing! I don’t know if by “just awarding members with any badge” out of the blue, without substantiating the reasons is the best approach!

            Thought leaders do not give much importance to validation. They are too busy thinking and working in their chosen directions.

            By the way, my question(s) started off by reading the definition given (in this thread) for a thought leader.

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  2. Vinod Vemuru

    Thanks a lot Jitendra, Ravi 🙂

    It was a nice surprise when I am back from leave.

    Many good things are happening in November in both personal and professional life 😎

    Thanks,

    Vinod.

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    1. Anshu Lilhori

      Hi Phani,

      I have not received thought leader badge. 😕

      I guess you got confused with the club house badge which i received lately.

      Regards,

      AL

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  3. Lakshmi Kumari Sama

    “Better to be late than to Never”

    Many Congratulations to the winners by bagging this “Thought Leader Badge”

    Raman K Chowthary

    Moshe Naveh

    Luke Marson

    Ravi Sankar Venna

    Vivek Singh Bhoj

    Ramanjaneyulu Korrapati

    Jürgen L

    John Appleby

    Martin Grob

    Mark Finnern

    Suman Chakravarthy K

    Tammy Powlas

    Marilyn Pratt

    ‘ MoazzaM ‘.

    Vinod Vemuru

    Gali Kling Schneider

    Ajay Maheshwari – SAP Trainer– Who got recently

    Thanks & Regards,

    Lakshmi S

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