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Are Senior Leaders Smarter than Fifth Graders?

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.

Over this past year, my wife and I have had the opportunity to help our first and third graders each evening with their homework. What an awesome...

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The Secret Sauce for Great Leadership

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.

As both an executive coach and an organizational effectiveness consultant, I am often asked to explain the difference between coaching and...

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We’re all in the Quicksand Together

by Nancy Q. Smith
Nancy Q. Smith Nancy Q. Smith is a facilitator, consultant, and learning and development executive with over 30 years of experience. An in-demand speaker for supply management and human resources audiences, Nancy has also been published in Training Magazine. Nancy has been married to Tobin, the boy who stood next to her in her kindergarten picture, since 1988. They reconnected at the Wayne State library and have been together ever since. They are the proud parents of two children, Walker and Claire, and two fluffy dogs, Emma and Indie.

Earlier in my career, I worked as a consultant for Delphi Corporation. One of the best parts of my work was the ease at which I was able to get...

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Make Room for Risk Taking

by Suzanne Gaker
Suzanne Gaker Suzanne Gaker has over 35 years of experience delivering solutions that develop more effective leaders. As a former Executive Director in Human Resources for The Kroger Co., she was responsible for the personal and professional development opportunities for over 310,000 hourly and management associates. Outside of the office, Suzanne enjoys gardening, traveling, and volunteering at a local no-kill animal shelter. She is proud to share her home with a spoiled rotten rescue bulldog named Tallulah.

When was the last time you took a risk? When I hear this question, I think of my son’s love of jumping out of airplanes. He often encourages me to...

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Are You a Demotivator?

by Tiffany Franz
Tiffany Franz Tiffany Franz served as the VP of Marketing and Product Management for InsideOut Development. She is passionate about helping everyday people do their best stuff and developing high-performing teams and organizations. Tiffany grew up on a cattle farm in Missouri and is a country girl at heart. Her favorite pastimes include watching her two children participate in youth sports and kicking back on her deck with a frosty iced tea and the latest David Sedaris bestseller.

While watching my son’s soccer games, I often think about what brings one team of fun-loving 7-year-olds more wins than another. Talented kids can...

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From a Child's Mouth...

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 other day my seven-year-old daughter came home with an assignment to give a presentation to her peers at school. As she first began practicing...

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Lessons from the Bench

by Eric Frankel
Eric Frankel Eric Frankel is the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for InsideOut Development. A consultative sales and solutions leader, his passion lies in helping InsideOut clients do their best stuff and achieve better results through simple, yet sustainable learning experiences and award-winning services. Eric resides in NJ with his wife of 23 years and 19-year-old twins. He enjoys empty nesting (at least for now), UConn basketball (again, at least for now), exercising, and spending time with friends and family.

Like many people watching the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament this year, I was mesmerized by the performance of UConn.

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Your Co-Workers Are Always Right

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.

One thing I love to hear from my wife is, “You were right.” Oh, how I long to hear it more—and how I wish I was right more often! Well, not only...

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What REALLY keeps executive leaders awake at night?

by Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson Jerry Johnson is a sought-after trainer, facilitator, and consultant with over 30 years of multi-faceted business and executive experience. As a senior resource for Fortune 500 companies and government agencies, Jerry has conducted hundreds of training and consulting sessions and is consistently recognized for his outstanding delivery. Jerry lives in Orem, Utah with his wife Sheri and their five children. When he’s not in front of a classroom or client, Jerry enjoys water sports and driving and working on his classic Chevy pick-ups.

Over the last several years I have had the opportunity to work with literally hundreds, maybe thousands of leaders who work in some of the best...

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What's Job #1 at the Best Companies?

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 recently read through Fortune Magazine’s 2014 list of the Best Companies to Work For. Not unexpectedly, the list contains many of the same names...

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