Welcome to RapidStart Leadership!

Hi, I’m Ken Downer, creator of RapidStart Leadership.  If you answered yes to one or more of these questions than this site is designed for you; thanks for checking it out!

What Will You Find Here?


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
– John Quincy Adams

How Does it Happen?

What Qualifies me to do this?

How do you use the Site?

Browse the menu, consult the master index, or hit one of the navigation buttons below:

Learn Concepts

Understand Power Sources, Set Goals, Build Trust, Adapt your Leadership Style…


Presentation Skills, Meeting Management, Communication Tools…

Plan Effectively

Develop Short and Long Term Plans, Solve Problems, Brainstorm…

Take Action

Take Charge, Build Teams, Delegate Effectively, Motivate…

Leadership Updates and FREE eBook

But before you dive in, there’s one more thing – You should subscribe to my Leadership Updates.  About every two weeks you will get an email direct to your inbox.  In it you will find updates on recent posts and videos, special opportunities, and exclusive leadership content that you will not find elsewhere on the web site.

Power BaseI am not an internet marketer; I won’t give away your name – it’s just between us and focused on the art of leadership.  You can unsubscribe at any time, but I’m pretty sure you won’t be disappointed.

As a thank you, you will get my new eBook Develop Your Personal Power Base: 30 Tips to Becoming an Influential Leader in Your World, a comprehensive guide to preparing yourself for taking on a leadership role.  It’s free, and packed with tips, stories and examples of ways of becoming more of a leader, even before you take on a formal leadership role.

Just enter your first name and email below.  You’ll get your first copy of the Leadership updates immediately, as well as the link and access to the free eBook.

Thank you!

I just want to finish out by thanking you for taking the time to check out this page.  My hope is that your experience here will be positive, that I can help guide you along your journey in the world of leadership, and perhaps be a friend as well.

Thank you for your support, and if you’ve made it this far, it’d be great if you wanted to say hi to me on the RapidStart Leadership Facebook Page.  I’ll do my best to respond, and look forward to maybe meeting you some day.

All the best to you as you become a stronger leader!

Ken at




Ken Downer