Skillsoft Blog

Profiles in Leadership: Lessons Straight from Business Practitioners

By Shawn Hunter

Beginning in April, Skillsoft’s Leadership Channel is excited to offer a fresh twist on its popular Live Events series with a new virtual leadership learning series, aptly named Profiles in Leadership. During each Profiles in Leadership, a leading CEO or senior executive will share success stories and challenges that they face every day while leading from the corner office.  

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Skillsoft Global Compliance Solutions Gives Back

By Norman Ford

The compliance team loves to give back. After Skillsoft’s annual Global Sales Meeting (GSM), our Knoxville team hosted a similar event to recap and align for the coming year. As part of this event, we pooled our resources and donated a couple hours of our time to a very important charity in our area.

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Enter the Dragon: 2015 Skillsoft Perspectives EMEA

By Kevin Young

It might be cold outside, but don’t despair – because we’re getting ready to turn up the heat with an event designed to take learning and development at your organisation to new heights.

This June, 2015 Skillsoft Perspectives EMEA comes to town.

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3 Critical Shifts for the SMB IT Department

By Nicole Young

Gartner recently surveyed mid-market CIOs to learn more about the unique business demands and challenges they are up against in the face of a changing IT landscape. They found that today’s SMB IT departments are overhauling the way they hire, operate and interact with other units of the organization to become more in-line with business objectives.

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6 Ways to Ease into the New UK Care Certificate Standards

By Eugene Van Biert 

The Care Certificate, due to be rolled out across the UK this April, now looms large in the minds of all care providers.

Whether in a hospital setting, or residential or domiciliary care, the certificate is intended to provide employees with an essential understanding of the basic building blocks of care, as well as the skills required to deliver it on the frontline.

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Creating a Learning Culture: Five Learnings from Orange Business Services

By Kevin Young

The People Development & Learning (PD&L) team at Orange Business Services can very proudly claim to have directly improved its company’s sales pipeline. How? By building employee confidence.

You can read the new case study for the full details, but we were struck by the cultural learning to be had from the story.

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Calling All Women: You Won’t Want to Miss the March 17 Conversations In Leadership Webinar!

By Candy F. Osborne

When it comes to balancing family life and a successful professional career, women often have to walk a very fine line. It’s a nuanced issue for many women, one still fraught with glass ceilings, outdated etiquette, and sometimes stifling pressures.

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How Do You Really Know if Your Organization’s Leadership Development Efforts are Successful?

By Taavo Godtfredsen

There is often major gap between what leaders know versus what they actually do.  For instance, you can put your leaders through a world-class program on effective coaching, but how many, as they operate at a frenetic pace, then make coaching others a regular priority, much less a mindset? 

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5 Things the John Lewis Partnership Loves about Elearning

By Kevin Young

John Lewis is the U.K.’s largest department store retailer with 31 department stores, 10 John Lewis ‘at home’ shops, a shop at Heathrow Terminal 2, as well as www.johnlewis.com. The Company also has 320 Waitrose stores and online grocery presence.

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