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Leadership & Business Roadmap - April 2022

April 1, 2022 | by Amy Cantin, Content Development Manager

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” –Socrates

In today’s environment, workforce development through skill acquisition is more important than ever. Skillsoft's new Skill Benchmark Assessments are designed to provide a clear picture of where learners need upskilling, ensuring they spend more time on learning content that leads to new skill acquisition. Alongside the launch of this new assessment capability, the Leadership and Business library is releasing nine Skill Benchmark Assessments:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Communication Essentials
  • Driving Performance
  • Customer Service Essentials
  • Presentation Skills
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Digital Transformation Strategy
  • Agile Methodologies

Our Skillsoft Leadership Development Program Powered by MIT Sloan Management Review recognizes the value in obtaining knowledge and honing leadership skills to remain up to date with current and trending topics. Keep an eye out for these SLDP courses releasing soon:

  • Leading in the Age of AI
  • Data Driven Leadership
  • Leading a Learning Culture

Neurodiversity Awareness
is a global initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences, with the aim of recognizing the myriad talents of neurodivergent individuals. Here at Skillsoft, the Leadership and Business Content team invites you to celebrate Neurodiversity Awareness with us throughout the month of April by watching, reading, or listening to one of our resources on Neurodiversity.

In honor of Neurodiversity Awareness, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources that celebrate the unique and abundant ways in which neurodivergent individuals interact with, interpret, and contribute to the workplace and the world.

Additionally, we celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd - the 52nd anniversary of the first occurrence. This year's global Earth Day theme is #InvestInOurPlanet. Join us all month long as we partner together to protect our planet. From courses to digital books and a book club, there's something for everyone.

OFF THE SHELF celebrates Earth Day by featuring a bookshelf of resources that recognize sustainable business practices in order to make the world a better place for everyone to enjoy and pass on to future generations. #InvestInOurPlanet

The OFF THE SHELF monthly selection for April is Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High, Third Edition by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler, and Emily Gregory, published by McGraw-Hill, © 2021.

Crucial Conversations provides powerful skills to ensure every conversation―especially difficult ones―leads to the results you want. It teaches readers how to be persuasive rather than abrasive, how to get back to productive dialogue when others blow up or clam up, and it offers powerful skills for mastering high-stakes conversations, regardless of the topic or person.

Be sure to visit Off the Shelf to leverage the discussion questions and start a meaningful conversation with your colleagues and teams. This selection is available on Percipio as an e-book, an audiobook, and a book summary.

Want to experience great content anytime, anywhere? Register here for 14 days free access to Percipio - our learning platform available anytime, anywhere, on any device. Skillsoft Percipio delivers immersive learning that lets you watch, read, listen, and practice.

Don’t miss our upcoming Live Event, Spark Next Level Leadership, with best-selling author and renowned speaker Simon T. Bailey on May 10th.

Business change is happening at the speed of light. Simply put, the skills of yesterday have to be enhanced and continually evolve in the new business landscape. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in what McKinsey calls the Next Normal. In this Skillsoft Live Event, Simon T. Bailey provides insight into how to spark the leadership skills that will take you into the Next Normal.

We also continue to build new Aspire Journeys for Business Skills. We've created these journeys for the most in-demand and fastest-growing roles according to robust data collection from Burning Glass.

In case you missed our March Roadmap Blog, you can view it here.

And here you can find a snapshot of content and events released into Skillsoft's Leadership and Business catalogs in March 2022, as well as a development schedule for the next 90 days.

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