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Explore Sample IT and Leadership Videos from the Skillsoft Course Library

By Lorien Green

Samples are one of life’s greatest guilty pleasures. Whether it’s a free trial of a movie streaming service, those micro-sized perfume bottles from the department store, or the sample booths at Costco – a little taste of something for free really gets peoples’ endorphins pumping.Read more

Leadership Skills Training Lesson: Invite Someone Unexpected to Your Next Meeting

By Shawn Hunter

Years ago, Matt May was consulting to a Detroit car company. After interviewing people in the organization, he discovered theirs was a culture that stifled ideas in a command-and-control hierarchical fashion. The leaders of the company rejected his suggestion, didn’t believe him, and insisted they had an open environment where all ideas were welcome to the table.Read more

The 2020 Leader: Attributes for Success in the 2020 Workplace

We are pleased to bring you a guest blog post today from Jeanne Meister, upcoming keynote speaker at Perspectives 2011 and co-author of The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today.Read more

Leadership Skills Training Lesson: The Human Factor Turnaround

By Shawn Hunter

I was honored to interview Paul Hiltz recently in Cincinnati. Several years ago as the new CEO of Mercy Hospital, after a string of leaders before him had come and gone, one of the often side questions he would get was, “So how long do you intend to stay?” Paul never had any intention of leaving the hospital, even as it was losing almost 10% annually as a business.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