RapidStart Leadership Blog

Demotivation - 7 Ways You Might Be Killing Your Team's Spirit

Demotivation: 7 Ways You Might Be Killing Your Team’s Spirit

Could your efforts to lead actually lead to demotivation? A team’s spirit means everything when it comes to productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.  But sometimes, despite our best intentions, the way ...
Leadership Mistakes - 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It

Leadership Mistakes: 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It

What should the leader do when he makes a mistake? Nobody likes to “step in it,” but leadership mistakes will happen.  What you do when they occur makes all the ...
Skills for the Introverted Leader - Six Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone

Skills for the Introverted Leader: 6 Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone

What skills does an introverted leader need to develop? Statistically, about half of us tend towards introversion (I’m definitely one of them).  That fact doesn’t exclude us from being effective ...
How to be a Great Boss - 9 Ways to Get a 5-Star Rating From Your Team

How to Be a Great Boss: 9 Ways to Get a 5-Star Rating From Your Team

What does it take to be a great boss? Some bosses are more memorable than others, and some perhaps you’d like to forget.  But what does it take to be ...
How to Tell if You are Sinking or Swimming as a Leader

How to Tell if You Are Sinking or Swimming as a Leader

How can 80% of people believe themselves to be above average leaders? One of the many challenges of being a leader is knowing how well you are doing.  Are you ...
The Role of Fear in Leadership

The Role of Fear in Leadership: Is it Better to be Feared or Loved as a Leader?

Is it better to be feared or loved as a leader? It’s an age-old question that seems to keep cropping up.  Authoritative writers talk about how leaders need to be ...
Sharpen Your Thinking - 25 Ways to Hone Your Thinking Skills

Sharpen Your Thinking: 25 Ways to Hone Your Thinking Skills

Leaders should be independant thinkers. Whether you are trying to develop a vision statement, solve a problem at work, or influence the team, leaders have to think about where they ...
Space to Think - 8 Ways to Find Quiet in a Noisy World

Space to Think: 8 Ways to Find Quiet in a Noisy World

 How do you find the space to think in a noisy world? We are bombarded all day long by messages telling us what to do, and what to think.  Someone ...
Book Notes - Originals by Adam Grant

Book Notes – Originals by Adam Grant

What does it take to question the status quo and produce something original? That’s the question that author Adam Grant poses in his 2016 book Originals:  How Non-Conformists Move the ...
How to Stay Optimistic - 3 Questions to Ask Before You Give Up

How to Stay Optimistic: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Give Up

How can you stay optimistic in the face of failure? Failure is a natural part of doing business, of being human, and of attempting to do things you haven’t done ...
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