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Coaching in a Crisis? Here's Your Survival Guide

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.

Fifteen years ago, I was having a difficult time at the Fortune 500 company I worked for. We were being purchased by an even larger organization...

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The Top 10 Criteria for Choosing a Coaching Approach

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.

How do you decide which coaching model to choose? When I was on the buying side, I was leading a project to find a cornerstone coaching approach I...

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You Don’t Know It All (And That’s A Good Thing)

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.

“I’m not sure I know enough about your job to help you.” That’s what a participant recently shared with another attendee, “Bob,” at an InsideOut...

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Self Reflect to Self Correct

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.

If you follow Alan Fine, you know he got his start on the tennis court—starting with teaching children and ending up coaching Davis Cup champions.

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Coaching Remotely? It’s All About Communication

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.

For three of the 25 years I worked in Fortune 500 companies, I worked remotely. This was back in the 90s, and because my work involved extensive...

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Tacos with a Side of Leadership

by Scott Porter
Scott Porter Scott Porter has helped Fortune 500 senior executives and leadership teams to innovatively problem solve and grow businesses for over 17 years. As an entrepreneur and C-level leader, Scott draws on his extensive experience in international business and development, marketing, healthcare, and consulting to empower clients to develop effective strategies and improve results.

“I’m game for tacos anytime!” was a new LinkedIn friend’s reply to my request to get together to talk shop. This is not unusual. In fact, it’s the...

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The Power of Planning

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.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Ike was hardly the first to offer this simple yet...

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The First Three Things to Do After Being Promoted

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 worked with hundreds of leaders over the years that have been promoted into a variety of “higher” positions. Normally, promotions come with...

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It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Workplace Anymore

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 days when managers could lead from a position of command and control are disappearing fast. In today’s competitive knowledge- and...

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Personal and Position Power

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 does not matter whether you lead 10 people or a 100. Your success will depend on how they see you as an individual.’’

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