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Going the Distance – 7 Secrets for Success in Love (and Leadership)

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When it comes to love or leadership, going the distance means forming relationships that run deep; while my son and his bride backpack to the northern shores of Iceland, I thought I’d share seven ways to help make sure they, and we, stay headed in the right direction.

Culture Course Correction: 11 Ways to Avoid Going Over the Cliff

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When attitudes decline and negativity sets in, it may be time for a culture course correction on our teams; here are 11 ways to do just that. The post Culture Course Correction: 11 Ways to Avoid Going Over the Cliff appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Do You Have Leadership Double-Vision? Should You?

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It takes a kind of leadership double-vision to help your team reach its goals; here's how seeing this way can help you get things done that matter. The post Do You Have Leadership Double-Vision? Should You? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Lines for Leaders: “I Kept Right On”

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Something General U.S. Grant learned when he was a Colonel can help us all find the strength to lead our teams in challenging times. The post Lines for Leaders: “I Kept Right On” appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Lines for Leaders: Hire 40 Men

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Milton Hershey had his share of failures, but he revealed one of the secrets of his success one day when he turned to his foreman and told him, "Hire 40 men.". The post Lines for Leaders: Hire 40 Men appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Lines for Leaders: “Get That Guy”

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Richard Feynman shares a key insight about how some of the smartest people got that way; if we follow his idea of "get that guy" we can do the same, and become better leaders in the process. The post Lines for Leaders: “Get That Guy” appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The Value of the Vision

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A little known act during World War II highlights the value of vision for our teams, and why we should treat it like a precious metal. The post The Value of the Vision appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Delegate Better: Three Ways to Get the Results You Want

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To delegate better, it helps to put more energy into the start of the process. With the help of a story about a naturalist stranded on a frozen lake in the Canadian sub-arctic, here are three ways to begin so that we get what we need at the end.

The 18th Mile: It’s Not the Finish Line Leaders Should Focus On

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In leadership as in the marathon, it's not the finish line we need to focus on, but the 18th mile, if we want to reach our goal; here's why. The post The 18th Mile: It’s Not the Finish Line Leaders Should Focus On appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Reflecting Back on the Year Ahead – 11 Ways to Make Your Reflection Session Pay Off

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The arrival of a new year signals a time of reflecting on the old, but there's no owner's manual on how; here are 11 ways to make the most of it. The post Reflecting Back on the Year Ahead – 11 Ways to Make Your Reflection Session Pay Off appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know

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Burnout on the job is costing us more than we think; here are three things we need to know to protect our teammates and minimize the damage. The post Bosses and Burnout: Three Things Leaders Should Know appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Increasing Engagement – How to Get People to Open Up

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When it comes to increasing engagement on our teams, sometimes we can be our own worst enemies, as this short story demonstrates; here's how we can do better. The post Increasing Engagement – How to Get People to Open Up appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

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The crutch phrases we use often weaken our efforts to lead instead of strengthening them; here are three examples to avoid. The post Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership

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Having the courage to lead is more than just stepping forward, there is something else we have to do with that courage if we really want to lead well. The post Courage to Lead: Re-looking the Role of Courage in Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Leading Winning Teams: 5 Leadership Lessons from Mushers

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Leading winning teams is something any good leader aspires to; here are five secrets to achieving that goal from a surprising source. The post Leading Winning Teams: 5 Leadership Lessons from Mushers appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Lines for Leaders: Control Freak

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Coach Tom Landry was famous for his stoic expression on the sidelines no matter what was happening on the field; here's what he said about leadership under pressure. The post Lines for Leaders: Control Freak appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Lines for Leaders: 100 Horses

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One night during the Civil War, Lincoln received some bad news; how he reacted to it speaks volumes about his approach to leadership, and sets an example we'd all be wise to follow. The post Lines for Leaders: 100 Horses appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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

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Want to boost team performance? Here are three things leaders can learn from engineers who have figured out how to make jet engines go faster. The post Boosting Team Performance: 3 Ways to Make Your Team’s Engine More Powerful appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Lines for Leaders: What do You Think?

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To lead effectively we need to be able to think clearly; here's what one highly accomplished author said about how she learned to think with clarity. The post Lines for Leaders: What do You Think? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

Running in the Rain: What to Think About When You Think About Quitting

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Running in the rain: It's something I don't want to do, yet very much need to. Here's how I got myself out the door, and how to get yourself to do things you don't want to do, too. The post Running in the Rain: What to Think About When You Think About Quitting appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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

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If you want to achieve your goals, take a lesson from this craftsman, who turns chunks of gnarly wood into things of beauty. The post Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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

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Native Americans exploited the herd mentality of the buffalo when hunting them; as social animals ourselves, what does that mean for us as leaders? The post Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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

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Leading sheep is not too far different from leading people, as this would-be shepherd learned the hard way; here are 9 secrets to doing it well. The post 9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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What Hourly Workers Want More than Money

Attract talented, ambitious people by giving them more control over their lives. Hourly workers want to make their daily lives and financial lives more predictable. Employers can assist by offering early access to pay, flexible scheduling, healthcare assistance, benefits where possible, and paid leave options.

Lines for Leaders: Texas Track Coach

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In this "Lines for Leaders," John Wooden cites a Texas track coach who gave unusually succinct advice to his runners; we can learn a lot from his approach. The post Lines for Leaders: Texas Track Coach appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Thank You for Your Service – One Veteran’s Perspective

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I'm always grateful to hear the words, "Thank you for your service" but they also leave me a little uncomfortable, here's why they might be misdirected. The post Thank You for Your Service – One Veteran’s Perspective appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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

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When someone does us wrong, what's the best revenge? The answer might surprise you, but ultimately it's the route the best leaders choose. The post The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Run of the (Tread) Mill – Finding Magic in the Mundane

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Some of the most important tasks in life may not be spectacular or exciting; to help us keep at them anyway, here are six ways to help us find magic in the mundane. The post Run of the (Tread) Mill – Finding Magic in the Mundane appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Lines for Leaders: The Office

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Something funny that Micheal Scott said in the mocumentary The Office can help us become better leaders in real life. The post Lines for Leaders: The Office appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Lines for Leaders RapidStart Leadership Blog leadership leading respect the office

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Lines for Leaders: Boris Yeltsin’s Throne

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Boris Yeltsin presided over the dissolution of the Soviet Union; here's what he said about the dangers of fighting to gain power, and the difficulty of keeping it. The post Lines for Leaders: Boris Yeltsin’s Throne appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times

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It's hard to lead with certainty in uncertain times; here are five things to think about and three ways we can lead confidently despite the unknown. The post How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

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Eisenhower told a roomfull of military planners that "plans are worthless." Here's what he meant and how understanding his intent can help us face the next emergency. The post Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team

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Before launching our teams on any new project, there are five questions we should have answers to so they don't get lost in the jungle. The post Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Smiling at the Finish Line: 7 Ways to Avoid Disaster on Your Big Day

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Whatever race we are running, if we want to be smiling at the finish line, these seven things can help us get there. The post Smiling at the Finish Line: 7 Ways to Avoid Disaster on Your Big Day appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Lines for Leaders: Corporate Treadmill

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A quote from Alexander den Heijer helps us go from managing people plodding slowly on the corporate treadmill, to making them feel like running. The post Lines for Leaders: Corporate Treadmill appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Leadership Tantrums – 15 Reasons to Keep Your Cool

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Leadership tantrums seem to be all too common, but throwing a fit just makes things worse. Here's a short story and 15 quotes about anger to help you keep your cool. The post Leadership Tantrums – 15 Reasons to Keep Your Cool appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.