The Edge: A Skillsoft Podcast

Welcome to Skillsoft’s podcast, The Edge, a platform designed to help leaders and learners alike unleash their edge. In this series, host and CMO, Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, sits down with a variety of quests – from ...more

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January 10, 2023 00:42:15
Ethical Leadership: How to Do the Right Thing Everyday

Ethical Leadership: How to Do the Right Thing Everyday

Leaders are required to make intentional decisions about what’s right and what’s wrong for their businesses. How can organizations ensure that their employees are set up for success in making ethical choices, but also empower them to speak up when things go awry? On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Asha Palmer, Senior Vice President of Compliance Solutions at Skillsoft. Asha shares her expert opinion on how organizations can empower their employees to become ethical leaders by leading with emotional intelligence, actively listening, and accepting personal accountability.  ...

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December 14, 2022 00:23:17
Evolving at the Speed of Tech: Reporting on Today's Most In-Demand Skills

Evolving at the Speed of Tech: Reporting on Today's Most In-Demand Skills

Recently, the talent shortage has sparked many conversations around the challenges of talent retention in the workplace, particularly among technical teams. As today’s top tech skills continue to evolve, how can leaders and organizations best equip their employees to succeed? On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Zach Sims, the co-founder and CEO of Codecademy and General Manager of the Tech & Dev portfolio at Skillsoft. Zach shares his expert opinion on how organizations can tackle the talent shortage, upskill their workforces on the most in-demand and critical technical and leadership skills, and develop work environments that support professional development and learning. ...

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October 26, 2022 00:23:04
How to Prepare for the Changing Economy: Assessing the Current Job Market and Talent Shortage

How to Prepare for the Changing Economy: Assessing the Current Job Market and Talent Shortage

Although we are not yet in a recession, layoffs and hiring freezes have insighted some fear that we may be headed that way. As these changes in the economy impact the workforce, how can employees and employers prepare? On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Diana Ransom, an executive editor at Inc. who specializes in covering small businesses, entrepreneurship, and economic inflations and recessions. Diana shares her expert opinion on the changing state of the economy, its effect on the job market, and what we can all do now to weather what’s ahead. ...

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October 04, 2022 00:29:20
The Power of Reinvention: Filling the “Mom-Gap”

The Power of Reinvention: Filling the “Mom-Gap”

Learning provides employees with the power to completely reinvent themselves. But how can we inspire the people around us to take the first steps towards making such a drastic life change? And how can we get started acquiring the new skills we need to be successful? On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Nesha Pai, an award-winning author, a popular speaker, a determined mentor, and a passionate advocate for small businesses and stay-at-home moms. Nesha draws on her own experience and journey as a stay-at-home mom who reentered Corporate America. She was able to completely change her career trajectory with the founding of her own CPA firm hiring stay-at-home moms. Nesha inspires others to step into their power, regain trust in the process, and live the life of their dreams. ...

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September 21, 2022 00:42:41
Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Leading with Emotional Intelligence

Two years after Black Lives Matter and a wave of corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion programs, what progress have we made? And what must we focus on to continue the journey? On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Simone Sloan, the founder of Your Choice Coach, a DEI consulting and executive coaching firm. Simone sheds some light on the current state of DEI initiatives and why it’s so important to cultivate emotional intelligence as we continue to “show up,” “do the work,” and transform in meaningful ways. ...

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July 20, 2022 00:45:57
The Power of Persuasion

The Power of Persuasion

We have all been persuaded by someone or something at some point in our lives. And the ability to persuade is one of the most important power skills you can develop. But what makes persuasion work? The art of storytelling and innovative thinking promotes powerful persuasion, professionally or personally. On this episode of The Edge, our host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by Neal Foard, President of the Passion Logic Project, and master storyteller. Neal shares his expert opinion on storytelling and the power of persuasion, highlighting his career in advertising and his fame as a TikTok influencer. ...

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