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 customers, to partners, to industry ...more

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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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January 25, 2022 00:56:00
Competency is the New Currency

Competency is the New Currency

Today, every company is a technology company – and so, an organization’s success depends on its ability to invest in technology-driven offerings, operations, and its people. On this episode we put a strong emphasis on the last component: people. As the rate and pace of change, particularly in technology fields, fails to abate, organizations that wish to thrive will need to focus on providing employees with critical training for in-demand skills. Jane Pitt, a Training Program Manager at Microsoft, joins The Edge to discuss why in the modern workforce, competency is the new currency.  ...

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December 14, 2021 00:51:45
The Human Revolution: Celebrating Our True Selves

The Human Revolution: Celebrating Our True Selves

On this episode we get vulnerable. We get real. We ask the question, who really are you? Known as the “British Oprah,” Jaz Ampaw-Farr, an International TEDx Speaker, Thought Leader, and Resilience Ninja, joins The Edge to share why we are in need of a “Human Revolution” – the next irritative of societal transformation where we must reframe our thinking to be human-first in order to showcase our true, authentic selves. The enduring message: you are good enough.   ...

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November 29, 2021 00:42:07
Performing Like a Pit Crew Off the Racetrack

Performing Like a Pit Crew Off the Racetrack

Pit crew coaches and co-founders of DECK Leadership, Mike Metcalf and Shaun Peet, know what it takes to create high-achieving teams on and off the racetrack. Drawing on their 10 years of NASCAR experience, Mike and Shaun highlight the unexpected parallels between effective teams in the pit crew department and within business. And while speed is the currency of business today, as Mike and Shaun demonstrate, allowing ourselves the time and space to think is key to winning in a performance-driven profession. ...

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November 16, 2021 00:36:51
Growth and Development: The Difference Between Losing and Maintaining Talent

Growth and Development: The Difference Between Losing and Maintaining Talent

Technology is modernizing and evolving faster than we have ever seen before. As a result, IT professionals and companies are scrambling to play catch up in an industry that’s growing and changing every single day. Host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek sits down with Michael Yoo, Customer Market Leader for Skillsoft’s Technology and Developer Portfolio, and Angie Okamoto, Vice President of Product for Global Knowledge to discuss key findings from Skillsoft’s Global Knowledge 2021 IT Skills and Salary Report, uncovering what organizations can do to overcome IT skills gaps. The short answer? Companies must invest in the growth and development of their IT talent in order to keep up.   ...

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October 27, 2021 00:36:10
Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The Role of Coaching and Mentoring (Part 2)

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The Role of Coaching and Mentoring (Part 2)

Part 2: October 27th marks National Mentoring Day: a day to celebrate coaches, mentors, and those who help us achieve professional and personal growth. Here at Skillsoft, we believe in the transformative power of mentorship and coaching and recognize the role these will play in the future of leadership development for those at all levels. To highlight this, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, is joined by two professionals in the mentoring and coaching space – Caroline Taylor, former CMO for IBM’s Global Markets, and Beth Egan, an Executive Coach and Masterclass Speaker. ...

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