Skillsoft Labs

Book Highlights for May 2023

April 12, 2023 | by Amy Cantin, Manager - Content Development

“My alma mater was books, a good library…. I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.”

- Malcolm X

Happy May!

Are you feeling pressed for time lately? Are there seemingly not enough hours in the day to accomplish everything you'd like? Maybe you're trying to fit some self-development into your already hectic schedule, or are thinking about improving an existing skill.

Have you considered microlearning?

The microlearning approach involves breaking down information into bite-sized chunks that can be easily consumed and understood in just a few minutes.

Skillsoft offers a range of microlearning solutions, including short videos featuring expert coaches and thought leaders, articles from prestigious publications like MIT Sloan Management Review, and custom book summaries on a variety of topics, such as leadership development, self-care, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). You can access these resources on Skillsoft's immersive and personalized learning platform at any time, even when you're on the go.

This newsletter features new releases, a roadmap for the next three months, information about OFF THE SHELF virtual book club selections, publisher updates, and other book-related news. Take a moment to explore the world of microlearning and discover new ways to grow and develop yourself, no matter how busy your schedule may be.


We add new content daily and remain committed to offering best-in-class content from our valued publisher partners. Check out some of these recently released books, audiobooks, and book summaries, and leverage them in your learning solutions!

book club

Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month

Throughout the month of May, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources that celebrate the countless contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander authors and thought leaders.

Leading Through Change Month

In business, change is guaranteed and it’s critical to help team members navigate through any challenges or obstacles during times of transition. For Leading Through Change Month, OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources to help you effectively lead your team through a transformational change.


Superpower: An Inspiring Story to Overcome Self-Doubt and Unleash Your Authentic Greatness, by Kate Leavell. Wiley, © 2022


In Superpower, bestselling author Kate Leavell delivers a compelling story of self-love, appreciation, and the power of sharing and connecting with those around us through vulnerability and understanding.

In the book, a soccer coach tells his players about the adventures of "the new kid" at school who's afraid of being teased and bullied. Through the help of a special teacher, he and his classmates learn to overcome challenges and harness the power of seeking to understand new perspectives and viewpoints. The class experiences the power of connection inside the activities during puzzle week, and along with their new student, finds the confidence to embrace their unique traits and appreciate and celebrate the uniqueness in each other. An eye-opening and thought-provoking journey through difference, self-acceptance, and understanding, Superpower shows us how to impact the world for good using our very own, built-in superpowers.

Superpower is available on Percipio as a DIGITAL BOOK and an AUDIOBOOK.

Discussion Questions

Check back next month to see more news about Skillsoft's book offering!