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Skillsoft Highlights Top Summer Reading Picks

Available via Skillsoft Books24x7, selected business genres include leadership, career success, communication and personal development

NASHUA, N.H.--()--Driven by industry demand for on-the-go content, Skillsoft today announced some top summer reading titles based on subscriber accesses, all available through Skillsoft Books24x7. The titles, available as full-text digital books and audio books in BusinessPro™ or concise summaries in ExecSummaries™, cover a range of business topics including leadership, career success, communication and personal development. Today's rapidly changing business climate requires employees at all levels to stay current and informed on new ideas, technologies and trends. This content offering reinforces Skillsoft's role as a pioneer in the learning field with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses.

"A favorite summer activity is catching up on accumulated reading – whether attacking that stack of magazines that has piled up, digging into the latest bestseller, or honing your skills with the latest business books," said Pam Boiros, vice president, corporate marketing, Skillsoft. "The insight contained in these recommended books is key to recharge, refresh and reflect on work and career goals during the summer months. With the availability of these hot summer reads through Books24x7, Skillsoft is happy to support our learners with easy-to-access, user-friendly content for both formal and informal learning."

Some of Books24x7 Top Summer Reading Picks

Laying out a simple, repeatable, measurable process for changing someone's mind, this insightful book authored by Rob Jolles is filled with sometimes funny, sometimes moving stories illustrating how challenging changing minds can be and the frequent gray line between influence and manipulation.

Authored by Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon, this book is full of inspiration and wisdom to help students, midcareer professionals and parents alike forge their own paths to fulfillment.

Discussing the skills needed to get through to anyone, Mark Goulston shares simple but powerful techniques readers can use to really get through to people—whether they're coworkers, friends, strangers or enemies.

Identifying six unique strengths that can make introverts powerful influencers, best-selling author Jennifer B. Kahnweiler shows how leaders can use those strengths to challenge the status quo, provoke new ways of thinking, effect change and inspire others to move forward.

Sharing story after story of women banding together to help other women, author Pamela Ryckman offers an inside look at what happens when bright, extraordinary women—from captains of industry to aspiring entrepreneurs—come together to celebrate and unwind, debate and compare notes.

Authors Chris McChesney, Sean Covey and Jim Huling present a simple, repeatable and proven formula for executing on important strategic priorities in the midst of day-to-day whirlwind.

Author Olivia Fox Cabane discusses what charisma actually is, how it is learned, what its side effects are and how to handle them.

In The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg, award-winning business reporter for The New York Times, takes readers to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

By showing how to calculate one's true value to your organization, this straight-to-the-point book authored by Cy Wakeman explains how a professional can confront and reduce emotional costliness to their organization, become an invaluable member of their team and even learn to love their job again.

Written by Janine Driver, this novel will change the way readers look at job applicants, co-workers, dates, salespeople — anyone from whom individuals want and deserve the truth — while simultaneously strengthening your relationships.

Subscribers can access these selections – and thousands more – through the Books24x7 online digital library. In partnership with the industry's foremost publishers, industry vendors, analyst firms and business thought leaders, Books24x7 offers on-demand, instant access to the complete text of thousands of best-in-class online books, book summaries, audiobooks, research reports and best practices. New titles are added every week, ensuring breadth, depth and currency of subject coverage.

About Skillsoft

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