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Skillsoft adds prominent thought leaders to Expert Insights portfolio in the last quarter of 2020

February 17, 2021 | by Shannon Luttge
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Skillsoft Expert Insights and Leadership Insights are short, highly actionable videos from industry-leading experts across leadership and business. Expert Insights videos deliver a quick hit, enabling learners to enhance and improve their effectiveness, productivity, and skillset. These 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 quarter of 2020, Skillsoft added over 60 new Expert Insights videos into Skillsoft’s learning experience platform, Percipio, featuring insights from the following industry experts:

Bev Kaye, recognized internationally as a professional dedicated to helping individuals, managers and organizations understand the practical “how to” principles of employee development, engagement and retention and author of several books including Up is Not the Only Way and Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay. Kaye advises that regardless of your role, the feeling of being challenged can easily change to a feeling of routine.


Britt Andreatta, internationally recognized thought leader who creates brain science-based solutions and author of three books: Wired to Resist, Wired to Connect, and Wired to Grow, advises that it is possible to accelerate learning by making intentional choices. Doing so gives you and the people you lead a distinct advantage.


Chris Zook, former Head of Global Strategy at Bain & Company and author of The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth advises when trying to understand why an organization's growth plans are consistently failing or falling short, it is a good idea to look at the organization's inner health. Inner health can be measured by three elements of the founder’s mentality: its purpose, a front-line obsession, and an owner’s mindset.


Dain Dunston, executive coach and author of Nanovation: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big advises that by embracing radical self-awareness, high-performance leaders can rewire their minds to make better, faster decisions, and have more influence when it matters most.


David Meerman Scott, marketing strategist, entrepreneur, investor, and advisor to emerging companies, and author of 12 books, including Fanocracy: Turning Fans into Customers and Customers into Fans and The New Rules of Marketing & PR, advises that not only is passion infectious, it’s a great way to grow fans of your business by showcasing your passion to the world.


Jacqueline Carter is an international partner, leads Potential Project in North America and the co-author of The Mind of the Leader and One Second Ahead – Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness. Carter shares that leadership presence is a critical attribute for successful leaders, but it can be hard to achieve. Mindfulness training can help leaders to silence their mental chatter when meeting with others and instead display leadership presence.


Jay Conger is an internationally recognized author on leadership, fortune 1000 executive educator, and professor of leadership. Author ofThe High Potential's Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Leader, Conger advises that the person who ultimately decides whether you're a high-potential leader is your boss, so you need to become one in your boss's eyes. You need to ensure that when your boss looks for someone within the team who can lead well, the decision will be in your favor.


Maura Thomas is an award-winning international speaker, trainer, and author on individual and corporate productivity and work-life balance, and the most widely-cited authority on attention management and author ofAttention Management: How to Create Success and Gain Productivity - Every Day argues workflow management skills are the next level of time management, and they are a critical factor to improving your productivity and completing the work that matters.


Stefanie Johnson is an author, professor, and keynote speaker who studies the intersection of leadership and diversity, focusing on how unconscious bias affects the evaluation of leaders and strategies that leaders can use to mitigate bias. Johnson, the author of Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams, discusses that although most leaders are committed to diversity and inclusion, many still believe that diversity and inclusion happen naturally.


Vanessa Van Edwards is the national bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People and founder of Science of People. Van Edwards argues that likeability is important because people are more likely to work with, trust, and buy from someone they like. Although people often think of likeability as something that is nice to have, it is, in fact, necessary to have and that likeability is very easy to master.

Looking for inspiration? Look no further!
Add these selections to your playlist for a sampling from our newly added experts:

  • How to Bring Out the Best in Yourself and Others featuring Britt Andreatta
  • Strengthen Leadership Presence with Mindfulness featuring Jacqueline Carter
  • Achieve Maximum Results and Team Dedication Through Job Enrichment featuring Bev Kaye
  • Effective Leadership Through Radical Self-Awareness featuring Dain Dunston
  • Using Passion to Grow Your Fanbase and Your Business featuring David Meerman Scott
  • The Importance of Likeability and How to Master It featuring Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Five Steps to Achieving More Productive Workflow Management Skills featuring Maura Thomas
  • Positioning Yourself as a High-Potential Leader featuring Jay Conger
  • The Founder's Mentality featuring Chris Zook
  • Actions Needed to Ensure Diversity and Inclusion featuring Stefanie Johnson

Expert Insights videos are included in our Skillsoft Leadership Development Program (SLDP) powered by MIT SMR (shown as Leadership Insights), Digital Transformation Collection, and Business Skills Collection. Experience them on Percipio!

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Shannon Luttge is Senior Manager of Leadership Content at Skillsoft