RapidStart Leadership Podcast

Ken Downer

RapidStart Leadership Podcast

The RapidStart Leadership Podcast brings you short, interesting stories, revealing research, and practical tools to help make you a more effective leader. Whether you are a new leader, a seasoned manager, or mentoring someone else who is learning to lead, these podcasts will arm you with actionable takeaways you can apply, whatever the leadership situation you find yourself in. Host Ken Downer is the founder of RapidStartLeadership.com where his blog posts, videos, podcasts, and online courses equip leaders and mangers of all experience levels to become more skilled at getting things done through people. Through his 26 years of active duty as a U.S. Army Infantryman, he has lead people in a wide variety of circumstances, from the jungles of Panama to the cubical jungles of the office environment. Using those and other life experiences, he regularly shares practical tips and techniques that help leaders master the art of leadership, whether it is self-improvement, setting a vision, team-building, problem-solving, planning and organizing, communicating, or simply figuring out the first steps to take as a new leader. Becoming a great leader is hard work. The goal of RapidStart Leadership is to make climbing the leadership learning curve a little easier for you. Lead On!

  • Boosting Team Performance: 3 Ways to Make Your Team’s Engine More Powerful

    October 28, 2021

    Boosting Team Performance: 3 Ways to Make Your Team’s Engine More Powerful

  • Delegate Better: Three Ways to Get the Results You Want

    October 22, 2021

    Delegate Better: Three Ways to Get the Results You Want

  • Rapid Deliberation: 7 Ways to Hit the Target While Under Stress

    October 11, 2021

    Rapid Deliberation: 7 Ways to Hit the Target While Under Stress

  • "Set and Forget" Leadership - How to Delegate so You Don't Get Burned

    September 28, 2021

    "Set and Forget" Leadership - How to Delegate so You Don't Get Burned

  • Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals

    September 22, 2021

    Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals

  • Lighthouse Leadership: How to Lead Your Team When the Storm Hits

    September 21, 2021

    Lighthouse Leadership: How to Lead Your Team When the Storm Hits

  • The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong

    September 7, 2021

    The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong

  • Hyperbolic Discounting and 7 Ways to Prevent Self-Sabotage

    September 3, 2021

    Hyperbolic Discounting and 7 Ways to Prevent Self-Sabotage

  • 7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments

    August 26, 2021

    7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments

  • The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession

    August 23, 2021

    The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession

  • Stop Social Loafing: 6 Ways to Get Everyone Working

    August 14, 2021

    Stop Social Loafing: 6 Ways to Get Everyone Working

  • In Praise of Praise:  5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

    August 11, 2021

    In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

  • Herd Mentality:  What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

    July 26, 2021

    Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

  • Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You

    July 24, 2021

    Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You

  • Leading Through Transition: Tips for Leaders in Times of Change

    July 22, 2021

    Leading Through Transition: Tips for Leaders in Times of Change

  • Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

    July 21, 2021

    Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

  • 9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have

    July 21, 2021

    9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have

  • Leadership Test: Will You Be Ready When the Challenge Comes?

    July 20, 2021

    Leadership Test: Will You Be Ready When the Challenge Comes?

  • Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

    July 20, 2021

    Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

  • Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things

    July 20, 2021

    Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things

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