Skillsoft Blog

Middle management – where learning starts, stops, succeeds and fails

By Glenn Nott, VP and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Skillsoft

Having been involved in the Learning & Development (L&D) profession for over two decades I have witnessed many “hot” management trends, read countless books on management theory, and seen more and more attention drawn towards the need for managers to become leaders within their organizations.

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Transforming culture by leading with innovation and fostering creativity

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post from our 2012 Skillsoft Perspectives Australia keynote speaker, Sue Langley, CEO, Emotional Intelligence Worldwide.

By Sue Langley

I have delivered dozens of speeches in my 20-year career, and still develop tingles of anticipation when I present to a group of individuals who are clearly hungry for knowledge and innovative ideas in 21st century business and personal growth.

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Attend the August Conversations in Leadership webinar featuring Daniel Forrester

Conversations in Leadership is a Skillsoft webinar series featuring business experts and best-selling authors from Skillsoft’s Leadership Development Channel and 50 Lessons collections. The August webinar will feature Daniel Forrester discussing his book Consider.

Get insight from today’s leaders
Shawn Hunter, Executive Producer of Skillsoft’s Leadership Development Channel™, hosts Q&A sessions with innovative thought-leaders and best-selling authors to discuss the latest insights from the world of business.

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Expanding leadership and learning around the clock

Skillsoft customer the Odawa Casino Resort needed to ensure that learning opportunities were available to all employees, not simply those who worked first shift. Odawa also wanted to support performance management through relevant learning options. To fulfill that need, Odawa Casino chose a Skillsoft Select package containing a blend of courses on leadership development, performance management, communication skills, customer service and more.

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Designing Skillport® 8: notes from the trenches

By Stephanie Pyle

At the 2012 Skillsoft Perspectives conference, we unveiled an advanced look at our upcoming Skillport® 8 release. Skillport 8 brings together all formats of learning content, integrating books, courses and videos in the same library, giving the user a single, seamless experience.

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Wondering what matters in learning analytics? You’re not alone.

By Kieran King, Global Director, Loyalty Strategy, Skillsoft

Some of the most commonly asked queries in our field include, “What should I report up to executives?” “What metrics are important to L&D?” and equally present is the question, “How does our L&D performance compare to others?”

Answers did not come easily until recently.

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Developing talent for Big Data and Big Analytics

By Jim Zimmermann

A recent McKinsey Global Institute study titled “Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity” defines Big Data as “datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze.”  Big Analytics is the process of analyzing Big Data to derive value for the business.

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2012 Skillsoft Perspectives Australia keynote and speakers announced

Justina Phoon is Skillsoft’s Asia Pacific Marketing Communications Manager. She will be sharing updates on 2012 Skillsoft Perspectives Australia throughout the next few months. Stay tuned!

By Justina Phoon

Our annual Perspectives Australia event in Sydney will happen in just about six weeks, but there’s nothing typical about this year’s event!

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