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2014 List – Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business

See if some of your favorites made the list on the 4th Annual “Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business”, published by Trust Across America. Many of the honorees are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers. What are some of your favorite trustworthy leaders? Click […]

Leadership and BridgeGate – Who’s Doing the Right Thing?

Recently, Lee was a guest on My Fox 9 program, Chasing New Jersey, as they discussed recent issues related to Senator Chris Christie’s leadership. Watch Lee’s reaction and commentary from a leadership development perspective, and share your thoughts on this topic. As we all look inward, what can we learn from this situation as leaders? […]

Why We Become Mindless Zombies at Work (and in Leadership)

Editor’s Note: We thought this article was an interesting spiritual perspective in regards to work and calling. You may or may not have the same spiritual beliefs, but it is our hope that you can gain some new perspective in this insightful article. Original Article Link – Click Here by Paul Sohn If you add […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership”

We wanted to mention the latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership” by William R. Looney. In this book, General Looney reflects upon his most formidable experiences during a 40-year career and articulates his leadership philosophy, which is built around a very simple notion — the greatest leaders are those who […]

The Paradox of Faith vs. Reality – How to Create Your Leadership Vision

One of the difficult challenges for leaders is paradox — the fine balance between being humble and strong; decisive and willing to listen to the ideas of others; confident and vulnerable; tough and compassionate; and detached and sensitive. What’s your leadership vision for the new year? And do you create a meaningful vision that matches […]

Are You a Tortoise or a Hare Leader? Who Wins in the End?

So, are you a tortoise leader or a hare leader? Who wins in the end? Leadership qualities are similar and different in each person depending on your innate personality strengths and struggles. If you’ve ever been told that one leadership style is better than another, be encouraged that you can be your true self AND […]

Leadership Psychology – Are Great Leaders Made or Born?

Ask experts what the most asked question about leadership is, and they’ll usually answer “are they made or born?” Perception is everything, even if perception and reality are often at odds. Some perceive leadership to be about nature, others ascribe to the nurture theory. I find it to be a bit of both, with emphasis […]

The Epiphany to Growth and Prosperity in 2014—3 Ways to Lead Higher

By Lee Ellis Looking back, 2013 was a very busy year for most of us—what a blur of activity! Some of my closest friends were worried that I wouldn’t be able to sustain the pace of traveling, speaking, book signing, consulting, coaching and even working on a new book. There were challenging moments, but amazingly […]

2013 State of Leadership Survey Results–How Does Your Perspective Compare?

Administrated by Lee’s consulting company, Leadership Freedom LLC, the purpose of this survey was to identify and compile consumer input and opinion on the general state of leadership from their personal perspective. While the actual societal reality may differ slightly from the results of this survey, it does confirm consumer sentiment based on their exposure […]

Leadership in the New Year – Read Lee’s Thoughts in this FAQ

The new year is here! Here’s a frequently asked question that Lee has received recently – “What are your thoughts on leadership at the beginning of a new year?” Answer: “Leadership always makes the difference, good or bad. The leader has to see the vision of where you’re going to be and help people get […]