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The Edge: A Skillsoft Podcast Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

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    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.

    • 42 min
    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.  

    • 36 min
    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.

    • 36 min
    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.

    • 47 min
    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. We’ve seen DEI 101, but what does the 201 look like? The 301? 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. 

    • 37 min
    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.  

    • 40 min

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