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SkillSoft Introduces New Courseware Series to Help Professionals Develop Leadership Skills

The Voice of Leadership courseware series is offered though SkillSoft's award-winning Business Skills Courseware Library

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced a new courseware series created to help professionals develop the attributes necessary to become effective leaders. The series, The Voice of Leadership is offered through SkillSoft's award-winning Business Skills Courseware Library. This new courseware is designed to support managers, team leaders and professionals who want to increase their understanding of developing the leadership attributes of self-assessment, motivation, messaging, effective communication and inspiration.

"As the saying goes, 'leaders are not born, they are made,' and through this new SkillSoft courseware, we support professionals who want to become effective and successful leaders," said Russ Howard, director, content programs, SkillSoft. "The SkillSoft Voice of Leadership courseware series breaks down the attributes of leadership with examples to help guide professionals who are looking to better understand their own leadership qualities, enhance their leadership skills and reach their potential as leaders."

The first course in the series is The Voice of Leadership: Inspirational Leadership. This course examines what people look for in an inspiring leader and steps through the behaviors inspirational leaders exemplify, explaining how to develop these traits. It also explores how to activate your inner greatness to become an extraordinary leader. The course matches the characteristics of inspiring leadership to real-life examples, recognizing individuals who inspire in their leadership.

The second course is The Voice of Leadership: Self-assessment and Motivation. This course covers techniques leaders can use to carry out a self-assessment, such as reflective journaling, using surveys and checklists and conducting 360-degree feedback. It also provides ways to increase your motivation and manage your own learning, by creating a leadership development plan that enables you to cultivate your own leadership growth.

The third course in the series deals with communication. The Voice of Leadership: Effective Leadership Communication Strategies covers the role of communication in leadership and how leaders can effectively communicate their objectives to their teams. It considers the appropriate leadership communication styles that can be implemented for various leadership objectives and the skills needed to achieve these objectives.

The fourth course is The Voice of Leadership: The Power of Leadership Messaging. This course covers the leadership attributes that shape messages and explains how to establish and maintain your credibility as a leader. It also outlines the qualities that make messages clear and credible, and it presents techniques that enable leaders to ethically deliver persuasive messages.

SkillSoft has a vast catalog of business skills courseware, spanning dozens of curricula such as accounting and finance, customer service, human resources, project management and managerial leadership, as well as perennial areas of interest such as time management, e-mail etiquette and dealing with difficult people. SkillSoft's award-winning courseware is self-paced, engaging and highly interactive.

To learn more about SkillSoft's Business Skills Courseware Library and specific products such as The Voice of Leadership: Inspirational Leadership, please visit http://www.skillsoft.com/online/fy12/courseware-innovations/?srcID=PR.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. SkillSoft is on the web at http://www.skillsoft.com.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 30,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search & Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, and inGenius(R).

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

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