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Skillsoft Adds New Speakers to its Repertoire of Leadership and Business Experts

February 3, 2020 | by Jen Kaye
Skillsoft adds new speakers to its repertoire of leadership and business experts

Skillsoft Expert Insights and Leadership Insights courses deliver short, highly actionable videos from today’s most acclaimed experts, to enable learners at all levels of an organization to improve their effectiveness. Expert Insights videos are leveraged by the Skillsoft learner audience, which exceeds 1.25 million executives and professionals in Fortune 1000 companies and smaller organizations across the globe.

In the last few months of 2019, more than 100 new Expert Insights videos were added to Skillsoft’s learning experience platform, Percipio. Some examples of exciting new content include:

Ben Shields, Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication at MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of three books including Social Media Management: Persuasion in Networked Culture offers up key skills for getting more value from your data statistics and data-driven decisions.

Deepa Prahalad, internationally acclaimed innovation/ design strategist and co-author of Predictable Magic: Unleash The Power of Design Strategy To Transform Your Business invites us to recognize design myths for what they are—myths—and adjust your marketing design strategy to compete and win in today’s marketplace.

Gerald Kane, Professor of Information Systems at the Carroll School of Management of Boston College and author of The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation argues that a successful outcome to digital transformation depends on a growth mindset, where those who are leading the change believe that change is within their control. It’s more about will than skill.

Jan Rutherford, a former U.S. Army Special forces soldier and author of The Littlest Green Beret: On Self-Reliant Leadership discusses how leaders can inspire their teams to accomplish tasks they never dreamed possible.

Juliette Kayyem, a world-renowned security expert, argues that the best “crisis leaders” understand not only what a true crisis is, but also how to prepare for it.

Mari Smith, the premier Facebook marketing expert and social media thought leader and author of The New Relationship Marketing, covers the importance of strong branding to capitalize on a market that is viewed millions of times daily. Learn the dos and don’ts of creating a social media presence.

Ryan Jacoby, formerly of IDEO and founder of Machine, a strategy and innovation company, and author of Making Progress: The 7 Responsibilities of the Innovation Leader, shares insights on the importance of creating an innovation agenda to quickly clarify the often complex decision of where to start and how to get started on a project.

Tom Redman, also known as “the Data Doc”, helps companies improve data quality. Redman is the author of The Real Work of Data Science: Turning Data into Information, Better Decisions, and Stronger Organizations shares his thoughts on why he sees data as our best hope for solving our biggest problems and offers ideas about how leaders can embrace the data revolution and answer these questions.

What do I recommend? If you’re in need of a quick hit of learning, consider viewing these videos:

  • Defining Progress by Ryan Jacoby
  • After-Action Reviews by Jan Rutherford
  • Essentials of Your Social Media Presence by Mari Smith
  • Crisis Management for Leaders by Juliette Kayyem
  • Digital Transformation: More About Will Than Skill by Gerald Kane (view a sample here)
  • Stewarding a Data-Driven Culture by Ben Shields
  • Embrace the Data Revolution by Tom Redman
  • Challenges in Great Design by Deepa Prahalad

Grow, develop and learn something new today! Expert Insights videos are included in our Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP) powered by MIT Sloan Management Review (shown as Leadership Insights), Digital Transformation Collection and Business Skills Collection. Experience them on Percipio!

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Shannon Luttge is Sr. Manager of Leadership Content at Skillsoft.

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