The SkillsYouNeed website offers information and Ebooks on essential skills for self-directed or facilitated use.

What This Includes

Skills addressed: Personal, Interpersonal, Leadership, Learning, Parenting, Writing, Numeracy, Presentation

● Web pages include descriptions of the skills, suggested exercises, and links to other related skill development content
● Free assessments for interpersonal, leadership, and team management skills


● Downloadable, printable, and available for purchase
● The Skills You Need Guide to Interpersonal Skills
● The Skills You Need Guide to Leadership
● Other relevant Guides include: Stress and Stress Management, Getting a Job, Guides for Students, Personal Development

Key Takeaways

● Ebook content is available throughout the website. The organization of the content reflects how these skills are usually interrelated and not applied in isolation. For example, the page on time management suggests the viewer also visit the pages on work–life balance, how to delegate, and assertiveness techniques.
● Because of the self-directed nature and reading level of the material, this resource is ideal for users with advanced English and literacy skills.
● The content of the E-books duplicates the website content, but is organized in a format that enables printing and sharing.
● Information is presented so that users can read, reflect, and complete exercises in a self-directed structure. Some activities are only appropriate for group contexts where participants can interact. Information can be incorporated into facilitated group lessons and activities.

Founded in 2011, SkillsYouNeed is committed to helping people gain the skills they need to succeed professionally and personally. The SkillsYouNeed content is used in schools, colleges, universities, and commercial organizations. Content is also used by individuals and is incorporated into teaching materials, training resources, websites, and blogs.

Adaptability & Flexibility


Critical & Creative Thinking

Digital Literacy

Emotional Intelligence

Leadership & Initiative

Navigating & Using Information

Respecting Differences


Teamwork & Collaboration

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