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September Skillsoft Spotlight: Leadership Boost

There is an art to both delivering and receiving feedback. Feedback can be a powerful tool for personal growth, when the feedback is delivered and received in a positive way. Check out these resources to increase your skills in both areas.

People are inspired when they trust their leaders and are mobilized by common goals. When you strive for inspirational leadership, you demonstrate credibility and create a community with a shared vision. In this 30-minute course, Becoming an Inspirational Leader, you'll learn about the characteristics people look for in an inspiring leader, the traits and behaviors that inspirational leaders exemplify and about the role of clear, credible, and persuasive messages in inspirational leadership.


Knowing how to self-assess your leadership skills and competencies is important if you want to chart your development and plan your future growth as a leader. In this 25-minute course, Assessing Your Own Leadership Performance, you'll learn about techniques leaders can use to carry out a self-assessment, such as reflective journaling, surveys and checklists, and 360-degree feedback.

In Permission to Speak Freely: How the Best Leaders Cultivate a Culture of Candor, the authors explain the inhibitors that cause it to feel unsafe, and provide tools for leaders to encourage their people and embed trust and openness into the foundation of their organizational culture.  They describe how candid communication enhances innovation, ownership, engagement, and performance.   Don’t miss Chapter 8: Assume Positive Intent.  This book is also available in an audio version you can download. (Note that these two assets have different links.)

Note: A professional development plan can be created in conjunction with your ASM and appropriate administrator, which can be completed electronically through this program. Appropriate administrator approval must be obtained in advance to complete coursework during work hours.

Questions? Contact SHR-Training@csulb.edu, x 5-1052.


Skillsoft Spotlight Archives

August: The Art of Effective Feedback

July: Problem Solving

June: Building Trust

May: Business Writing and Grammar Tips

April: Procrastination Prevention

March: No Excuses: Being Accountable

February: Get Your Game On – Prepare Yourself with Resiliency Skills

January: A New Year’s Resolution Should Be About What You Gain, Not What you Lose

December: Feed Your Mind with e-Learning

November: Time Management

October: Emotional Intelligence

September: Positive Connections

August: Effective Meetings

July: Goal Setting

June: Effective Communication Skills

May: Project Management Skills

April: Critical Thinking

March: March Madness

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