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This is a Safe Space

by Bob Parsons
Bob Parsons Bob Parsons is a highly trained Executive Coach and Talent Development Professional with over 30 years of experience helping clients take strategic action on their business initiatives. Bob has also taught at the University of Minnesota and St. Thomas University’s school of engineering. A former DJ and current Santa-for-hire, Bob lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota with his awesome wife of 31 years and his three great kids. His favorite super hero is The Flash and Mr. Incredible.

I have facilitated over 3,000 workshops over my career and often get asked how leaders can best motivate their employees. Many leaders think there...

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Is Fear Paralyzing Your Performance?

by George Knight
George Knight George Knight has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering leadership, coaching, and performance improvement courses and curriculum. He holds degrees in social psychology and organizational behavior from Brigham Young University and has completed doctoral-level studies in Instructional Design from Texas A&M. George is a native of Teton Valley, Idaho. He loves spending time outdoors and growing barley on the farm that has been in his family for six generations.

When the concepts of “Faith,” “Fire,” and “Focus” were first being created for InsideOut Development, we considered including a fourth “F” that...

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What’s Your Mindset?

by Kim Capps
Kim Capps Kim Capps served as the CEO at InsideOut Development. As an executive and C-level leader, he focuses his more than 20 years of experience in human and business performance to helping everyday people (as well as team and organizations) do their best stuff. Kim was born and raised in Vale, Oregon where he began driving on the farm at just 10 years old. A former college basketball player with a no-effort dunk, he now spends his time fishing and hunting and hanging out with his wife Kathy and three adorable daughters.

I heard a saying years ago that always stuck with me. It states, “Content without context is pretext.”  Besides being catchy to say, it had a real...

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Your Inbox Does Not Equal Your Output

by Shani Magosky
Shani Magosky Shani Magosky is a sought after executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant. Her broad experience in a number of industries and senior managerial roles allows her to connect with executives and teams on multiple levels to help them achieve their unique goals. In her leisure time, Shani enjoys rock climbing, practicing yoga, skiing, hiking, riding her Harley, and rooting for her beloved Miami Hurricanes. She is also a certified hatha yoga instructor who teaches yoga to under-served youth.

I’m an executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant. I don’t pretend to be a psychotherapist, but what I do know is that for many...

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Your Leadership Foundation: Solid or Shaky?

by Con Pappas
Con Pappas Con Pappas is a leadership and organizational development consultant with over 20 years experience. He is particularly passionate in developing future leaders throughout the vast and exciting Asia Pacific region. Con lives with his partner in Sydney and they have two mischievous pugaliers. He enjoys escaping to his piano when he can, and indulges in driving his old 1960s Mercedes around the beautiful coastline of Sydney on a Sunday.

A few years ago, I was in a very high-pressure job. Every week I found myself on a plane and every night I was on call. I didn’t realize the...

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Getting to Know You

by Malini Janakiraman
Malini Janakiraman Malini Janakiraman specializes in learning, organizational development, and executive coaching. As a global leader with over 25 years’ experience, she has worked at the highest levels of many well-known organizations worldwide. Malini is a native of Bangalore, India and is fluent in three languages. A vicious field hockey and tennis player, she enjoys yoga, singing in both Western and Indian genres, cooking, and traveling. Malini and her husband-TJ are the proud parents of two children, Vikram and Vanitha and two adorable granddaughters, Janaki and Shivani.

It was May 1970 when I landed in Elkhart, Indiana from Bangalore, India. Different? Yes. But what was most difficult to get used to was not the...

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Q&A: What the BEST Companies Know

by Pivot Point
Pivot Point InsideOut Development is the world leader in workplace coaching. Quite simply, we help clients hold the conversations that energize people, motivate action, and lead to better—even incredible—business performance. PivotPoint is the voice of the InsideOut Development blog. We hope you’ll find inspiration to act as a “pivot point” in your trajectory (be it personal or professional) and to fuel your everyday breakthroughs.

Each year, the Association for Talent Development receives applications from hundreds of organizations vying to win a place on their BEST Award...

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Carving Space on a Crowded Plate

by Kim Capps
Kim Capps Kim Capps served as the CEO at InsideOut Development. As an executive and C-level leader, he focuses his more than 20 years of experience in human and business performance to helping everyday people (as well as team and organizations) do their best stuff. Kim was born and raised in Vale, Oregon where he began driving on the farm at just 10 years old. A former college basketball player with a no-effort dunk, he now spends his time fishing and hunting and hanging out with his wife Kathy and three adorable daughters.

The job of people leaders is to produce results through others. Pretty simple, right? Actually…no. As straightforward as the task may seem, it can...

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3 Road Lessons to Lead By

by Shani Magosky
Shani Magosky Shani Magosky is a sought after executive coach and organizational effectiveness consultant. Her broad experience in a number of industries and senior managerial roles allows her to connect with executives and teams on multiple levels to help them achieve their unique goals. In her leisure time, Shani enjoys rock climbing, practicing yoga, skiing, hiking, riding her Harley, and rooting for her beloved Miami Hurricanes. She is also a certified hatha yoga instructor who teaches yoga to under-served youth.

Today is the official start of the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, a marquee event for Harley enthusiasts that my husband and I have...

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If You’re Patient, They’ll Figure It Out

by George Knight
George Knight George Knight has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering leadership, coaching, and performance improvement courses and curriculum. He holds degrees in social psychology and organizational behavior from Brigham Young University and has completed doctoral-level studies in Instructional Design from Texas A&M. George is a native of Teton Valley, Idaho. He loves spending time outdoors and growing barley on the farm that has been in his family for six generations.

Growing up, I spent my summers working on my grandfather’s small Idaho farm. Farming is tough, dirty, (sometimes dangerous) work, and even though...

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