Perspectives on Technology Skill Development [Audiobook]

Perspectives on Technology Skill Development [Audiobook]

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Welcome to the audiobook of Perspectives on Technology Skill Development, a collection of articles by leaders who recognize their organization’s success depends on their ability to consistently and predictably build tech skills. We’ve gathered their perspectives on this new category to introduce you to technology skill development, show you the value in it and set you up to make this change successfully in your organization.


15 - Technology skills director: Defining the role every tech org needs
May 6 • 11 min
By Anita Grantham, Chief People Officer, Pluralsight Forward-thinking technology leaders continually assess the roles they have and don’t have in their organizations. But even the most cutting-edge may overlook one critical role that’s emerging:…
14 - You can’t out-recruit the competition: Invest in your internal game changers
May 6 • 9 min
By Amy Larson, Chief Technology Officer, 1-800 Contacts The great brands—those that thrive and maintain relevance long after their competitors lose steam—are born from this idea. They start with the customer and think, “What could be better about their…
13 - 7 principles for modern tech leaders
May 6 • 9 min
By William Peachey, Executive Vice President, Group People Supply Chain Officer, Capgemini Ten years ago, tech leaders focused on procurement and running data centers and networks. 80% of the spend was directed at supporting legacy; managing software…
12 - Look where you’re going: Align roles and skills to your goals
May 6 • 9 min
By Don Jones, Vice President for Content Partnerships, Pluralsight One of the worst ways to manage technology skill development in an organization is to simply let employees find their own way. That doesn’t mean learning should be top-down or a strict…
11 - Build tech skills at scale: Best practices from the field
May 6 • 7 min
By Eric Geis, Vice President Clinical Product Development, Cerner Driving any kind of initiative in a large or growing company can be a challenge. This especially holds true for implementing tech skill development programs at scale. We’re tempted to build…
10 - The C-suite’s new focus: skills
May 6 • 6 min
By Tanya E. Moore, Partner Talent & Transformation, IBM Services Technology, and the world at large, is changing so fast that traditional methods of hiring and training are no longer enough. One person, or one group, can’t shoulder the responsibility for…
9 - Coaching and skill development that puts employees in the driver’s seat
May 6 • 6 min
By Hope Gurion, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Fearless Product Skill gaps—the ones that keep teams and individuals from accomplishing goals—need a critical eye. As a leader, your job is to decide which skills are most important to your business…
8 - The emperor’s new skills: Sorting the real from the imaginary in tech skill development
May 6 • 9 min
By Isaac Strack, Head of Professional Services, EMEA/APAC, Pluralsight Building skills in your organization is just like The Emperor’s New Clothes. There is a difference—and not a small one—between those with real skill development practices, and those…
7 - Take the moonshots: 4 shifts to succeed with tech skill development
May 6 • 7 min
By KC Jorgensen, Chief People Officer, Textio Talking about “training” is pretty much standard operating procedure in the tech industry. But training doesn’t go far enough when it comes to upskilling technology teams—and that’s a big problem.
6 - Improving outcomes through psychological safety
May 6 • 5 min
By Nate Walkingshaw, Chief Experience Officer, Pluralsight If you’re asking yourself more and more often, “Why are we not shipping? Why are we not communicating? Why have we slowed way down?,” then you’re experiencing misalignment. And while it can be…
5 - Why learning is the next skill your team should master
May 6 • 4 min
By Stacey Rivers, Director of Tech Human Capital Management, WarnerMedia How effectively you acquire a new skill is specific to your learning style, which is the ability to retain information in a way that is practical and adaptable. “Learning” is not…
4 - A radical rethink to replenishing the talent pool
May 6 • 11 min
By Gary Beach, Publisher Emeritus, CIO Magazine. Columnist, WSJ and CIO Journal. Author, U.S. Technology Skills Gap. All is not well in the global talent arena. The digital “skills gap” that emerged last decade is widening into a chasm. According to…
3 - The often overlooked impact of strategic skill development
May 6 • 9 min
By Amanda Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, CoderPad It’s funny to me that businesses need to build a case for investing in tech skill development. In the reality of our industry, why wouldn’t we want to learn new things? Why wouldn’t we want to learn…
2 - Innovation velocity: Build new skills that translate into Wall Street metrics
May 6 • 6 min
By Tony Saldanha, President, Transformant. Former Vice President of IT and Global Business Services, Procter & Gamble. If your company is going to survive the fourth industrial revolution, you’ll need to upskill your people. If that sounds like an…
1 - Technology skill development: A critical strategy for every organization
May 6 • 7 min
By Aaron Skonnard, co-Founder and CEO of Pluralsight “You can’t hire your way out of a skills shortage. Your team can’t Google their way to proficiency. If you held in-person training before every new project, you’d never deliver anything.”
Introduction
May 6 • 1 min
A brief overview of Perspectives on Technology Skill Development.