Book Highlights for September 2023
"As leaders, it is incumbent on all of us to make sure we are building a world in which every individual has an opportunity to thrive. Understanding what AI can do and how it fits into your strategy is the beginning, not the end, of that process."
These days, it seems as though generative AI is on nearly everyone's mind, and for good reason—its popularity increases with each passing week. In a recent survey conducted by Salesforce, 45% of of the US population surveyed uses gen AI and 75% of users leverage generative AI for job-related communications. Its growing popularity can be attributed to its increasing capabilities, versatility, cost-effectiveness, and its potential to automate and enhance various aspects of business and creative processes. The fact that it can also provide inspiration, generate ideas, or even produce entire pieces of content, which save time and effort, only adds to its appeal.
Not a seasoned generative AI power-user yet? Maybe you want to learn more about gen AI in general, or one of its chatbot tools like ChatGPT and Bard, or how to use it responsibly and ethically. You've heard about Skillsoft's exciting new generative AI course curriculum, but did you know that Skillsoft's book collection includes a growing library of content on generative AI as well?
This month, I encourage you embrace the future of technology and unlock your own potential by exploring the fascinating field of generative AI!
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. As you browse through this month's new releases, I invite you to find new ways to incorporate books into your learning solutions.
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Working and leading with emotional intelligence is crucial in fostering a friendly and productive environment. During Emotional Intelligence Month, OFF THE SHELFis featuring a bookshelf of resources to help you develop your emotional intelligence so you can communicate and lead more effectively, defuse conflicts, and maintain a positive work environment.
Being adequately prepared for natural disasters, public health crises, and unforeseen events is essential for ensuring the safety and well-being of individuals and communities. During Preparedness Month,OFF THE SHELF is featuring a bookshelf of resources that will help raise your awareness and encourage you to take proactive steps.
In The Empathy Advantage: Leading the Empowered Workforce, Heather E. McGowan and Chris Shipley team up again to deliver a guidebook for leaders navigating the uncertainty of a post pandemic world in a sequel to their successful book The Adaptation Advantage. Leaders today must acknowledge and respond to the fundamental shifts that lay the foundation for effective leadership: From managing people to enabling success, from viewing peers as competitors to seeing them as collaborators, from applying extrinsic pressure on workers to unlocking intrinsic motivation, and from driving productivity with unquestioned authority to inspiring value creation by leading with empathy.
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