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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September 18, 2020 00:36:12
The Comscore Success Story: Shifting an Organization’s Mindset to Enact Real Change

The Comscore Success Story: Shifting an Organization’s Mindset to Enact Real Change

When organizations are confronted with difficult circumstances, survival and recovery are the end goals. In the face of adversity, Comscore seized the opportunity to enact a transformational culture shift. Joining host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek is Beth Teixeira, Director of Learning at Comscore. She discusses a pivotal turning point for the organization along with a shift in Learning and Development during the pandemic ...

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September 10, 2020 00:31:02
Understanding Bias in Technology and Data

Understanding Bias in Technology and Data

In today’s climate, we find ourselves relying on technology more than ever before across different facets of our lives. Although technology has the power to drive positive change, rarely do we consider the existence and consequences of discrimination in technology and data. In today’s special episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff- Badjek is joined by colleague Bethelly Jean-Louis, communications intern and senior at Emerson College, to delve into the topic of intersection between technology, bias, and culture with Dr. Ruha Benjamin, esteemed professor of African American studies at Princeton University and author of Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code ...

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September 04, 2020 00:25:34
The Evolution of Leadership in the Digital Age

The Evolution of Leadership in the Digital Age

While many of us have settled into our remote work routines, this pandemic has proven to serve as a catalysts for organizations to examine the future of their organizations, as well as redefine the nature of leadership in this digital era. In this episode, host Michelle Bookoff-Badjek welcomes Paul Michelman, Editor in Chief of MIT Sloan Management Review, to discuss the evolving nature of leadership and the future organizations face as they digitally mature. ...

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August 28, 2020 00:22:56
Learning: The Key to Bringing Out the Best in People

Learning: The Key to Bringing Out the Best in People

In these unpredictable and challenging times, learning and talent development have emerged as priorities for many organizations. At Cox Enterprises, learning has always been a core business priority and is leveraged to unlock potential in employees. Today’s guest Kelly Moyle, senior HCM consultant at Cox Enterprises, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss the democratization of learning, Cox Enterprise’s guiding principles, and fostering a culture of learning. ...

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August 20, 2020 00:34:51
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Leveraging a Growth Mindset to Enable True Inclusion

You’ve likely heard of Special Olympics, but are you familiar with the life-changing impact this organization has on its athletes, coaches, volunteers, and employees? Today we are joined by a Special Olympics athlete and the nonprofit’s Chief of Organizational Excellence as they explore how Special Olympics has maintained connection, community, and competition in 200+ countries amid the pandemic. We also discuss the meaning of true inclusivity and how organizations must utilize a Growth Mindset when shaping and adapting culture to ensure that employees of all backgrounds can contribute in a meaningful way. ...

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August 07, 2020 00:26:53
 The Upskilling, Reskilling and Futureproofing of a Global Workforce

The Upskilling, Reskilling and Futureproofing of a Global Workforce

At a time when organizations around the world faced disruption, jobs and projects were temporarily halted and the shift to remote work occurred overnight, the Learning and Development team at CGI launched a companywide online learning program to reskill, upskill and futureproof the skillset of its global workforce. In today’s episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff- Badjek welcomes Helen Sussex, the Director of Global Learning Design and Creation at CGI, to discuss the success of CGI Academia and the increase in demand for online skills training. ...

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