Skillsoft Blog

Untangling the Training, Mentoring, Coaching Confusion

Like “vision,” “service,” or “leadership,” “coaching” has become a word that means different things to different people.

Many people think of the typical sports coach who’s a veteran of the game (often a retired player). Sports coaches typically develop skills, guide improvements with feedback and actively direct game plans.Read more

Marketing on a shoestring

Budgets, budgets, budgets – unless you are lucky enough to work with sales or marketing (and their big coffers), your training organization likely struggles to be effective within the constraints of a small budget.  Having been a training professional for over 15 years, I am a veteran when it comes to developing training and learning events on a shoestring budget.  Read more

Skillsoft introduces Sales Advantage – A flexible, engaging competency based learning solution

We are excited to announce the availability of Skillsoft Sales Advantage, a new technology-enabled learning solution that teaches sales professionals the latest strategies and techniques for engaging customers and closing sales. The solution delivers targeted blending learning content for improving sales effectiveness at all levels, and we are thrilled to add this offering to our diverse portfolio catered to our sales professional customers.Read more

Working from home vs. conventional office environment

Working from home vs. conventional office environment - not the simple definition it used to be

By Glenn Nott

It’s been little surprise to see the international backlash surrounding Yahoo Chief, Marissa Mayer’s decision to abolish work from home. Business heavyweights including Sir Richard Branson, have refuted Ms. Mayer’s archaic views of flexible working and I am also disappointed.Read more