Skillsoft Blog

Developing Women Leaders in the Workplace – A Case for Gender Diversity and Business Success

By Priti Shah

The need for more women leaders in the workforce is undeniable. According to an International Labor Organization report, less than five percent of public companies listed in global stock exchanges are led by women and only three countries out of the 200 surveyed have a majority of companies managed by women.Read more

Continuous Learning: Training for the Time-Strapped Manager

By Lynn Gallin

Effective learning cannot be treated as an event; it must be treated as an ongoing, daily process.

More than a century ago, German psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus pioneered an experimental study of memory. He discovered that if a learner does not apply newly acquired knowledge within six hours, he will only retain 50 percent of what he learned.Read more

Take Control of Your L&D Destiny: Build a Self-Developing Organization

By: Peter Kokkinos

Globalization and technology are rapidly changing how organizations operate. These changes are influencing a distinct shift in the skills needed by organizations to execute on business goals and remain competitive.

Although baby boomers are exiting the workforce in record numbers, governments worldwide are encouraging the organizations to employ mature age workers, and for mature age workers to remain in the workforce for longer.Read more

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? Read more

Deltek’s Team Approach to Leadership Development Creates Business Impact

Customer Spotlight on Deltek

By Pat Golden and Jodi Atkinson

Deltek is among the largest global enterprise software and information solutions providers for project-based organizations in the professional services and government contracting industries. As you can imagine, being a large and growing global organization with a 30-year history presents many challenges beyond the usual learning and development barriers for effective leadership training.Read more

Are You Ready to Innovate, Influence and Create Impact in Your Organization?

By Glenn Nott

Skillsoft’s flagship event is fast approaching—an event where L&D leaders will come together to share and discuss how learning has evolved to better serve the global marketplace and keep pace with technological change.

Skillsoft Perspectives Australia & New Zealand, now in its 16th consecutive year, will see more than 120 learning and development decision makers from business, government and education providers gather at Swissotel Sydney on 27 August 2014 to find out how they can “innovate, influence and impact” through innovative learning and development approaches within their own organizations.Read more

Creating a Leadership Development Framework

By Kelley Noblet

Skillsoft customer, Finish Line, worked to incorporate Skillsoft leadership development content in their existing learning management system (LMS), Cornerstone OnDemand, aligning to the organization's eight core competencies in their leadership development program. Watch a short video to learn more.Read more