InsideOut Development

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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Not Everyone's a Leader. And That's Okay.

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.

Throughout my career, I have worked with literally hundreds of top producers. I would characterize these individuals as smart, driven, and hard...

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Fire Spreads Swiftly

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.

If you’ve ever had the opportunity to manage other people, you have undoubtedly experienced the thrill of witnessing an individual in high...

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Client Q&A: Creating a Culture of Engagement

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.

Arie Wiglama is a Professional Development Project Manager for a Fortune 500 Financial Services organization. After his company launched both...

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Pack Your Parachute Carefully

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.

“I’ll check my parachute on the way down.”

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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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