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Discover Skillsoft’s Hidden Gem: Live Events

Discover Skillsoft’s Hidden Gem: Live Events

“We must consider diversity across all dimensions—diversity of topics, thought, and speakers.  I spend hours scouring industry blogs, rankings, best-sellers lists, and customer referrals, not to mention combing through the business section of my local bookstore to identify speakers and topics that I think will appeal to learners.”  – Shannon Luttge, Skillsoft

 Within Skillsoft’s Leadership and Business portfolio, learners may discover a hidden gem—our Live Events.Read more

What’s New in the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

 What’s New in the Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP)

It’s been 18 months since we announced the availability of our video-based Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP), covering 30 of today’s most critical leadership competencies. Designed using a scenario-based approach that capitalizes on the latest insights from ground-breaking adult learning science research, SLDP is both engaging and effective.Read more

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Introduces Agile, in a Very Agile Way

The Project Management Institute (PMI) Introduces Agile, in a Very Agile Way

PMP Exam to Change July 1, 2020

The original title of this article was, “PMP® Exam Changes Coming December 16.” This news may have come as a surprise, since the exam was last updated in March 2018 and updates usually occur in a predictable three to five-year cycle.Read more

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Leadership Development Program

 

How to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Leadership Development Program

A primary goal of any leadership development program is tight alignment to business objectives.  While it is critical to measure the effectiveness of leadership training to prove the value of the program to the organization, measuring learning outcomes can be a challenge. Read more

How to Become a Better Leader

Learn How to Become a Better Leader

The annual bill for leadership development is, by estimates, a whopping $50 billion. We can all acknowledge that investing in leadership development, particularly, given the impact of technology, is critical. We must also recognize that all too often, there is minimal strategy in how many organizations implement leadership development.Read more

10 Critical Competencies to Master for Human-Centric Design

10 Critical Competencies to Master for Human-centric Design

Innovation is a necessary core competency for all organizations in the digital economy, and it is often the ability to innovate, which enables a sustained competitive advantage. Design thinking is a customer-focused, iterative approach to business practices that can solve common problems for organizations and their customers in more innovative ways.Read more

The Secret to Building Successful Teams in the Digital Age

The Secret to Building Successful Teams in the Digital Age

Chris Sly, Solution Principal for Technology & Developer and Transformation, at Skillsoft in EMEA, and I, recently began a new podcast series hosted by James Hilliard. It’s a great opportunity for Chris and me to work together and share our different perspectives and experiences, given that my background is working to assist organizations through cultural transformations and Chris operates in the technology realm. Read more

Is Your Organization Doing Enough to Prepare Your Business Analysts for the Digital Workforce?

Is Your Organization Doing Enough to Prepare Your Business Analysts for the Digital Workforce?

Effective business analysis offers enormous value to an organization, from better decision-making to smoother implementation of initiatives. Given the significant changes taking place throughout the business world, it is hardly surprising that the role of the business analyst (BA) is also changing in response to the digital business imperative.Read more

The Evidence for Scenario-Based Training for Interpersonal Skills

Skillsoft Completes its Research with MIT and Accenture

As leaders in our industry, Skillsoft continues to seek to understand exactly how the brain processes and retains information to improve an employee’s performance. In previous blog posts, we discussed how important it is to further our specific understanding of retention and application so that we can apply findings to our course design and development.Read more