Keep Your LeaderShip Afloat - 4 Ways to Get Your Head Above Water
Does it sometimes feel like your attempts at leading are like, oh, I don’t know, paddling a half-submerged pumpkin down a river?  Last weekend I had the privilege of watching people attempt to do exactly that.  Join me for a video of what happened, and some thoughts about how to ...
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Stop Social Loafing - 6 Ways to Get Everyone Working
How come 1+1+1 does not equal 3? You would think that the more people on a project, the greater the output.  Sadly, that’s not always the case.  A phenomenon called Social Loafing leads some team members to do the minimum possible.  They drag down group productivity like a boat anchor ...
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Master the Habit Cycle and Achieve Your Goals
What if you could turn making good choices into a habit? It’s easy to set a goal.  It’s much harder to actually achieve it.  Part of the problem is that to make progress, every day you have to choose to put in the effort.  If you don’t make that choice, ...
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Social Facilitation - Putting the Audience to Work
What happens to performance if someone is watching? The answer might surprise you.  Performance isn’t just about the players, it’s also about the audience.  Today we’ll unlock the power of social facilitation and show you how you can use the audience to get the best out of your team ...
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What is Your Leadership Legacy?
One of the greatest challenges for leaders is focusing on the invisible part of what we do.  Even as we go about the business of getting things done every day, we are also doing something else.  For better or worse, we are forming and shaping the people on our teams ...
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Bridging the Gap to Your Goals: Building a Span That Lasts
If there is a gap between where we are and where we want to go, often the way across is to construct a bridge.  But if you ignore the environment the bridge is built in, you risk spectacular collapse, as the engineers of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge learned in 1940 ...
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Listening Skills for Leaders - 8 Ways to be Sure you Get the Message
Have you ever been in a situation where you had something to say, but people didn’t seem to be listening?  How did that make you feel?  I’m guessing your response would not include words like  “understood,” or “respected.”  Listening skills are are often overlooked in leaders and yet are so ...
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RapidStart Leadership is designed to help you become a better leader, wherever you are on your leadership journey.

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I have led groups ranging from 3 to 333, from office jungles to the jungles of Central America.  Whether on active duty in the military or actively serving in the community, I have over 30 years' experience getting things done through people.

Having learned a lot about leadership the hard way, I see my job as sharing that knowledge and trying to make the learning curve a little less steep for you.

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