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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October 27, 2021 00:47:37
Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The Role of Coaching and Mentoring (Part 1)

Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today: The Role of Coaching and Mentoring (Part 1)

Part 1: 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 leaders 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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October 19, 2021 00:37:41
Putting Action into DEI: Stephanie Wade

Putting Action into DEI: Stephanie Wade

On this two-part episode, we discuss a movement that’s been at the forefront over the past year: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). While 2020 brought an influx of knowledge and awareness to DEI, this is only the first step. So where do we go from here? To help answer this question, we invite two individuals who recently shared their stories to make Skillsoft’s new DEI courses so personal and powerful. The views expressed by guests are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Skillsoft.  ...

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September 30, 2021 00:40:02
Perspectives Unleashed: 2021 Recap

Perspectives Unleashed: 2021 Recap

Did you attend Skillsoft’s Perspectives Unleashed? If not, we’re here to catch you up on what you missed! Host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by colleague and Skillsoft’s CRO, Eric Stine, to recap Perspectives 2021, Skillsoft’s annual learning event. Drawing thousands of attendees from around the globe and tackling key topics like the future of work and skills transformation, Michelle and Eric share all you need to know about this year’s Perspectives event.   ...

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September 17, 2021 00:39:02
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Putting Action into DEI: TaChelle Lawson

On this two-part episode, we discuss a movement that’s been at the forefront over the past year: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). While 2020 brought an influx of knowledge and awareness to DEI, this is only the first step. So where do we go from here? To help answer this question, we invite two individuals who recently shared their stories to make Skillsoft’s new DEI courses so personal and powerful. The views expressed by guests are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Skillsoft.  ...

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August 27, 2021 00:29:58
Return to Work - Going Beyond Unlocking Your Doors

Return to Work - Going Beyond Unlocking Your Doors

Over the past year and a half organizations who transitioned to a remote work model amid the pandemic have grappled with how to successfully prepare their employees for a return to physical workspaces when the time is right – but it’s not as simple as just unlocking the doors. Martin Falkenberg, CHRO of SUEZ North America, shares how their organization, a business that was deemed an essential service, implemented a return-to-work plan that ensured the health and safety of their employees throughout the pandemic. We also invite a special guest to provide their expertise on the topic. ...

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July 29, 2021 00:20:39
How to Build a True Learning Culture

How to Build a True Learning Culture

Join us for part two of The Edge’s second season kick-off with our guest Ben Sieke, Director of Talent Development and Learning for Delta Dental of California and affiliates. Ben provides insight into the complexities involved in building a culture of learning within an organization, reflecting on the importance of infrastructure, mindsets, and relationships. In a spirited conversation with The Edge host, Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Ben also shares how fellow leaders can look to encourage this culture among their workforces. ...

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