Leadership and Business Roadmap – September 2023
“IF YOU LACK EMOTIONAL MATURITY, YOUR ABILITY TO GO FAR IN YOUR JOURNEY TO SUCCESS IN LEADERSHIP IS VERY LIMITED.”
WELCOME TO September!
We've all heard the term emotional intelligence bandied about. It's also referred to as EI or EQ, and we know it's a desirable trait to have as leaders and a trait we strive to help our employees develop. But what is it, exactly? Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to recognize, understand, manage, and effectively use our own emotions as well as the emotions of others. It can help us navigate the complex interactions we have with others, manage our emotions, and foster long-lasting relationships. EI can help us communicate more effectively by sharing our feelings in a productive manner. Individuals with high EI can navigate conflicts with empathy and find solutions that consider everyone's needs, and leaders with high levels of emotional intelligence are more likely to inspire and motivate others, resulting in higher team morale and productivity.
But emotional intelligence does not come without its own distinct set of challenges. It's difficult to be real with ourselves about our emotions, and even more complicated to always remain calm in difficult or frustrating situations. Skillsoft's Global Head of Content for the Leadership and Business portfolio, Anju Choudhary shares her insights on some of these challenges and offers some excellent tips for overcoming them in her most recent article, 7 Ways to Improve Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace.
And if you're looking for some tried-and-true strategies for developing your own emotional intelligence, or helping your employees build theirs, check out this month's bookshelf for Emotional Intelligence Month in our book club, OFF THE SHELF.
As you explore our library of leadership and business courses, books, audiobooks, summaries, and book club selections I encourage you to consider how you can leverage them in your learning solutions.
To help prepare leaders, teams, and individual contributors for the future of work, Skillsoft has developed a learning solution to promote enterprise readiness for Generative AI based around three principles:
- Developing a baseline understanding of Gen AI and establishing guardrails for thoughtful, safe, ethical use of the technology
- Solving business problems by leveraging the technology to reimagine the future of work
- Enabling transformation across the business and developing the human skills necessary to sustain progress
Check out these new courses that are part of Skillsoft’s new Gen AI curriculum:
- Reimagining the Customer Experience with Generative AI
- Reimagining the Sales Process
- Automate Data Analytics and Modeling
- Improve the Employee Experience
- Generative AI and its Impact to Everyday Business
- Harnessing the Disruption of Generative AI
- Navigating Ethical Challenges and Risks
- Recognizing Hallucinations, Inaccuracies and Bias
- Establishing Guardrails and Governance
And watch for these Gen AI courses releasing soon!
- Fostering a Growth Mindset in the Age of AI
- Leveraging Analytical and Critical Thinking to Implement AI
- Embracing Risk and Learning from Setbacks with AI Projects
Our commitment to providing valuable resources for business professionals never stops. Every month, we're thrilled to unveil fresh courses that focus on popular business skills.
Check out these new Business releases on Percipio:
- Promoting a Positive Work Environment
- Creating an Effective Business Case
- Leading in the Age of Generative AI
- Be Productive by Working Efficiently
- Managing a Hybrid Team Successfully
And these new releases in our Skillsoft Leadership Development Program, powered by MIT Sloan Management Review:
- Nurturing your Own Wellbeing as a Leader
- Coaching for Success
- Building High Performance Teams
- Innovating with the Customer in Mind
Monthly Middle Monday Mindful Meditation
Have you had a chance to experience our Monthly Middle Monday Mindful Meditation (MMMMM) sessions? They’re a great way to break up your day, clear your mind, and return to work feeling refreshed and refocused.
Join us for a 30-minute session of mindfulness and meditation with Florian Brody, an expert Zen practitioner. Through this session, you'll learn about the significance of mindful meditation and its potential benefits for stress management and self-awareness. After the discussion, Brody will lead a guided meditation and conclude with a Q&A session to answer any queries you may have.
The next session is on September 18th at 12 PM, so make sure to mark your calendar and secure your spot for this enlightening experience.
We've curated an incredible lineup of captivating topics this month that are sure to leave you inspired. Get ready to be immersed in fascinating discussions that are both thought-provoking and relevant to your interests.
Get ready to elevate your leadership skills to new heights! Mark your calendars now to ensure you don't miss any of these impactful Leadercamps.
OFF THE SHELF BOOK CLUB
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE MONTH
Working and leading with emotional intelligence is crucial in fostering a friendly and productive environment. During Emotional Intelligence Month, OFF THE SHELF is 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.
Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for this bookshelf.
OFF THE SHELF BOOK CLUB
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.
Visit OFF THE SHELF today to leverage the discussion questions for either of these bookshelves.