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Books24x7 Book Review: Summer Reading

By Pam Boiros, Vice President of Product Management, Books 24×7

As the weather warms up and we get into the long, hot days of summer, many of us turn our attentions to vacations, cookouts, and beach days.  A favorite vacation and beach activity is catching up on accumulated reading – whether attacking that stack of magazines that has piled up, or digging into the latest novel. Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: What’s Next, Gen X? Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, and Getting the Career You…

By Pam Boiros

As member of Generation X – typically defined as those now thirty- and forty-somethings born between 1965 and 1979—I was intrigued by the title of the recent book What’s Next, Gen X?—Keeping Up, Moving Ahead, And Getting The Career You Want by Tamara Erickson (© 2010, Published by Harvard Business Press).Read more

What’s your organization’s “Outward Facing” social media strategy?

By Jim Zimmermann

There are two main categories of enterprise social media – inward facing for interaction among employees, and outward facing for interacting with customers, business partners and the general public. Inward facing social media tools include SkillSoft’s inGenius, which facilitates social learning and collaboration.Read more

10 Proven Ways to Become a Good Leader

Top 10 Ways to Become a Good Leader

In a survey carried out during last year’s Campaign for Learning Adult Learning Week, 90% of respondents said they weren’t being offered enough leadership skills training in the area of managing people. Unlike the ‘hard’ skills, such as IT certification or financial management, which are often given greater priority and budgets, the ‘soft’ skills, which include people management, team building and leadership, are often treated as an afterthought and way down the priorities list.Read more