Ethical Leadership: How to Do the Right Thing Everyday

About This Episode

Ethical Leadership: How to Do the Right Thing Everyday

Embracing a culture of compliance and ethical leadership, at all levels of the business, assures a better likelihood of company success. The first step is to empower your employees to make difficult decisions, do the right thing, and correct wrong doings.

We explore this topic deeper in this episode of The Edge with Asha Palmer, the Senior Vice President of Compliance Solutions at Skillsoft. Together, Asha and host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek discuss the parallel between compliance and ethical leadership, the value of compliance training for leaders and their employees, and how to address concerns regarding ethical behavior in the workplace.

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About Our Guest

Asha Palmer, Senior Vice President, Skillsoft

Asha Palmer is Skillsoft’s senior vice president of compliance solutions. Throughout her career, Asha has developed, enhanced, and optimized effective ethics and compliance programs for hundreds of companies worldwide. Her passion and expertise are in program development & enhancement, training & engagement, anti-bribery & corruption, risk assessments, and making compliance -- dare we say it?! -- fun. Asha pushes compliance out of the box. As a former Assistant United States Attorney and litigator, Asha is extremely passionate about making training & engagement stick and be meaningfully embedded in and with business and its leaders.

About Our Host

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek

As Chief Marketing Officer, Michelle leads a global marketing organization, focused on transforming today’s workforce for tomorrow’s economy. Since joining the company, she has been responsible for Skillsoft’s global marketing strategy, which includes generating awareness, driving preference, and building affinity for Skillsoft. Additionally – and perhaps most importantly – Michelle serves as the company's brand evangelist, helping to build a vibrant community of passionate learners.

With more than 25 years of marketing, branding, and strategy experience, Michelle has made it her personal mission to support the advancement of women in business. Prior to Skillsoft, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of IBM Watson, where she was instrumental in developing the first “Women Leaders in AI” program, which honors women who put AI to work across industries and around the globe. She also served as the global head of marketing for The Weather Company, an IBM Business, helping companies understand how to anticipate, plan for, and ultimately make better decisions – with greater confidence – in the face of weather.

Michelle is a prolific speaker on a range of topics, including the war for talent, digital transformation, and marketing in a post-pandemic world. She covers these topics and more as the host of Skillsoft's podcast, The Edge, now in its second season. She has authored countless papers covering a range of business and marketing topics, was at the center of Skillsoft’s leadership role in DEI through free “Leadercamps,” and has taught two Percipio courses on the Pink Pandemic and Public Speaking.

Michelle is also a founding member of CMO Huddles, a group dedicated to bringing together and empowering highly effective B2B CMOs to share, care, and dare each other to greatness. Michelle holds a Master’s degree from Simmons University and sits on the pro side of the Oxford comma debate.