Skillsoft Blog

Leadership Skills Training Lesson: Hit a Wall? Your Mindset Matters

By Shawn Hunter

“Borders? I have never seen one. But I have heard they exist in the minds of some people.”

– Thor Heyerdahl, innovator, adventurer, and border-smasher

I have a friend who installed the same invisible dog fence I did, but he admitted he didn’t bother with the training and simply installed the underground wire and shackled his dog with the electrical buzz collar which would shock the dog whenever he got near the line.Read more

Employee Performance Reviews: Lose the Jitters and Start on Solid Ground

By Julie Ogilvie, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, SkillSoft

Performance reviews can certainly be a time for anxiety within the workplace, as both managers and employees are faced with potentially uncomfortable situations. However, they are necessary, as performance molehills will become mountains and problems will arise if managers and employees have different expectations of performance.Read more

Mobile Learning Support for Performance Reviews

By Ann Gebreselassie, Learning Consultant, SkillSoft

As the end of the year approaches, you may be deep in the performance review process. SkillSoft offers many tools and resources to assist your organization during the performance management cycle, as several of my colleagues have recently written about on this blog.Read more

KnowledgeBoosters: Workplace Ethics

By Russ Howard

Several months ago, we introduced our series of KnowledgeBoosters.  These posts are skills development tips and techniques delivered in “quick hit” fashion – we know you’re busy so we want to keep them short but useful! Read more

When Duct Tape Isn’t Enough….

By Beth Baker, Learning Consultant, SkillSoft

For many, the term “Performance Management” elicits visions of the annual development process, complete with competency listings, skill gap discussions, and performance review documentation.  We treat performance management as an annual employee inspection.Read more

SkillSoft Clients Recognized with 2011 ASTD BEST Awards

By Jack Nelson, Vice President of Global Business Development, SkillSoft

On Friday I attended the 2011 ASTD BEST Awards dinner and was thrilled that once again several SkillSoft clients have been named to the 2011 ASTD BEST list– in fact SkillSoft has 13 clients that made the ASTD BEST list this year!Read more

Steve Jobs’ Influence on Books24x7

By Pam Boiros

Steve As I use my iPhone to read through all of the remembrances being posted on the internet for Steve Jobs, I can’t help but reflect on the impact he has had on me – not just personally, but professionally.Read more