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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December 17, 2020 00:09:38
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Prediction 2: WORKERS MUST DEVELOP DIGITAL DEXTERITY TO THRIVE IN A FOREVER-TRANSFORMED ECONOMY

A powerful shift to digital work, collaboration, and learning occurred in 2020—and it’s not going away. Skillsoft VP of Technology and Developer Products, Mike Hendrickson, discusses the technical and human skills workers must develop in 2021, as the pandemic’s next phase unfolds. ...

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21.1

December 17, 2020 00:12:54
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Prediction 1: LEADERS MUST FOCUS ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION (DEI) TO SOLVE WORKFORCE DISPARITIES

In 2021, leaders must help women re-board into their organizations after the pandemic forced so many to leave work. Skillsoft VP of Global Talent Enablement, Elisa Vincent, explains how, with insights on DEI competencies leaders will need to learn and act upon. ...

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December 10, 2020 00:58:08
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Embracing our Humanity: Accepting Vulnerability and Authenticity

In the workplace and our everyday lives, there is often immense pressure to appear as if we have all the answers and be devoid of showing any weakness. But we as humans are emotional species — sometimes we may not feel ‘okay,’ and we are not always perfect. Jez Rose, renowned behavior expert, broadcaster, and award-winning writer, speaker, and host, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss accepting our own vulnerabilities and authentic selves inside and outside of the workplace, sharing that it’s okay to be imperfect.    ...

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December 04, 2020 00:57:38
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A Talk with the Next Generation of Leaders

Today’s college graduates represent the first generation of young professionals entering the workforce during a global pandemic. With a challenging economy and uncertain job market that presents twists and turns for these graduates, resiliency is key. Host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is joined by a group of Skillsoft interns on this week’s episode to discuss finding strength in what you learn from others and succeeding in a virtual workplace. ...

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November 20, 2020 00:43:31
What Does it Mean to ‘Belong’ at Work?

What Does it Mean to ‘Belong’ at Work?

Many organizations find themselves facing a disconnect between bringing awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and actually driving behavioral changes. A key component of enabling these changes is making employees feel like they belong in the workplace, but this isn’t guaranteed. Su Joun, diversity and inclusion scholar and practitioner, professor, and principal at [email protected] Consulting Group, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to share her advice on how organizations can start to drive these behavioral changes, and foster a sense of belonging for all ...

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November 13, 2020 00:37:54
Canon's Kyosei: It's More Than Just Company Culture

Canon's Kyosei: It's More Than Just Company Culture

While you've likely heard of Canon, you might not be familiar with the company’s corporate philosophy of Kyosei. In this episode of The Edge, Gerard Pieterse, Director People Development at Canon EMEA, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss Canon’s Bike for Congo initiative as a shining example of a company shared value system committed to the greater good. ...

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