The Edge: A Skillsoft Podcast

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June 23, 2022 00:40:40
The Quiet Power of The Introverted Leader: An Episode for Introverts and Extroverts Alike

The Quiet Power of The Introverted Leader: An Episode for Introverts and Extroverts Alike

We all know that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is an important focus for many organizations right now, but inclusion for those who classify themselves as “introverts," isn’t always the most obvious subcategory within DEI. On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Jennifer Kahnweiler, bestselling author and one of the top global leadership speakers on introversion in the workplace. Jennifer shares her expert opinion on the top leadership skills needed for introverts, and how organizations can create an introvert-friendly culture. jenniferkahnweiler.com ...

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June 02, 2022 00:48:27
  Impactful Learning Starts with Purpose and Passion

Impactful Learning Starts with Purpose and Passion

Most learning journeys follow a learner from awareness, to competency, to proficiency, and finally mastery. But, skills attainment can be taken to an entirely new level when driven by purpose and passion. On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek welcomes Antonia Forster, a Senior XR Technical Specialist at Unity. Antonia’s learning journey not only changed her life,but has enabled her to use technology in creative and impactful ways to support her advocacy work for women in tech and the LGBTQ+ community.  ...

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April 27, 2022 00:50:05
Learning’s New Deal: The Social Compact Between Employer and Employee

Learning’s New Deal: The Social Compact Between Employer and Employee

Skillsoft’s The Edge is back for Season 3, and we’re kicking things off with a conversation around the social compact emerging between employer and employee in the modern workplace. Challenged by skills gaps, a war for talent, and the “great resignation,” employers are redefining their obligations to employees. Host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek talks with Black Knight’s Rich Baker, Enterprise LMS Administrator, and Matthew Noto, Manager for Cybersecurity and White Hat, to uncover the secret to creating a robust learning program that serves both the organization's interests and the learning needs of employees. ...

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March 22, 2022 00:53:34
Skillsoft and Ellevate Network: Advancing Women at Work, Together

Skillsoft and Ellevate Network: Advancing Women at Work, Together

In honor of Women’s History Month, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek sits down with Kristy Wallace, the CEO of Ellevate Network, a global community of women+ committed to fostering and promoting gender equality in the workplace. Together, Michelle and Kristy discuss how organizations can strive to support women+ in their careers, and how Skillsoft and Ellevate Network are working together to advance women+ in the workplace through our newly announced partnership.   ...

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February 24, 2022 00:33:44
The Future of Work is Now: Cherie Hicks

The Future of Work is Now: Cherie Hicks

On this special season finale of The Edge, we invite two insightful leaders to discuss Skillsoft’s 2nd Annual Lean into Learning Report– uncovering learning trends and lessons from 2021, and what else is to come in 2022. In part two, we speak with Cherie Hicks, a Diversity and Inclusion Learning Leader at Trane Technologies, who shares how Trane Technologies has worked to overcome the gender gap through their Women in Action™ Leadership Development Program, powered by Skillsoft.  ...

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February 24, 2022 00:33:19
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The Future of Work is Now: Kristi Hummel

On this special season finale of The Edge, we invite two insightful leaders to discuss Skillsoft’s 2nd Annual Lean into Learning Report – uncovering learning trends and lessons from 2021, and what else is to come in 2022. In part one, we sit down with Skillsoft’s Chief People Officer Kristi Hummel who shares her perspective on key findings from this year’s report related to building a culture of learning, maintaining and retaining talent, and upskilling employees.  ...

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