Companies have long recognized that technical and analytical skills alone are not enough to meet business needs or provide lasting competitive advantage. They expect technically oriented professionals to take on more business-oriented tasks, such as leading teams and helping to manage change. This requires that staff and managers with technical know-how, including quality professionals, be able to communicate with non-technical employees while also managing teams and providing business inputs. It has become apparent that quality professionals with more diverse organizational skill sets have better job security and career prospects. Why? Because they are uniquely positioned to meet the expectations of today's marketplace. ASQ has responded to this need with the new web-based course Essential Skills for Team Leadership. The career value of this interactive and self-paced course is immeasurable. This engaging self-paced course provides introductory team and meeting facilitation skills training for technical professionals. The course uses a scenario-based approach that takes you through a simulated work situation. You'll lead a team that encounters various challenges that you need to address.