In today’s post, please share your New Year’s leadership resolutions on this page. What new leadership principles are you trying for the new year, or what principles are your renewing in 2015? Choose from this list, and thank you for sharing!
As a leader, are you tuned in to the emotions of others? Or have you been accused of being insensitive? If you are among those people who are mystified by moods, new research offers hope. A new study shows that certain types of reading can actually help us improve our sensitivity IQ. Click Here to […]
Groups and teams are using Leading with Honor for training and leadership development. Did you know that we’ve created group training materials to make it easier for you to teach the 14 leadership lessons that Lee learned in the Hanoi Hilton? There’s no better time than the New Year to strengthen and align your work […]
On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson. In specific leadership scenarios, if one’s influence is no longer able to affect change then it takes wisdom and vision to know when it’s time for seasons of work […]
What’s your outlook on the new year? Is it a mix of hope, confidence, and uncertainty? Be encouraged by Lee’s recent syndicated interview on MoneyWise with Howard Dayton. In this in-depth program, he shares his spiritual and practical journey through life and work and the leadership principles that continue to keep him moving forward. Please […]
“A moment of patience in moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.” – Unknown
What’s your favorite Christmas song? Please share! We’re thinking back to 1963 when Bing Crosby was televised singing “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, a song of hope and peace during some turbulent times in our nation’s history. Merry Christmas to you!
If you haven’t read or heard about the challenging and inspiring story of Louis Zamperini’s journey as a WWII Airman who was shot down over the Pacific Ocean, it is worth your investment of time. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about this book. […]
Let’s face it—the holidays can add extra pressure in work and business to get job done amidst additional activities of the season. In this article from Forbes.com, the columnist shares Six Way to Beat Executive Job Stress. In a nutshell, these stress relievers are – Know Your Stress Response. Exercise. Get Serious about Fitness. Build […]
On this day in 1937, Walt Disney premiered its earliest animated classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. It was the first full-length cel animated feature film of its kind in motion pictures. Imagine the passion and visionary leadership that it took to stay focused and realize Disney’s dream come true? No doubt that Disney […]
By Lee Ellis Earlier this year, someone sent me a Washington Post article about the Pentagon’s investigative actions to remove abusive leaders. One general was described as a profane screamer who was “cruel and oppressive”. Another leader was singled out as a verbally abusive taskmaster and still another was “dictatorial,” “unglued”, a master of “profanity-fused […]
Many of you are working in virtual environments with remote access to other staff and team members. What’s the best way to lead and work in this environment? Check out this helpful article from Blanchard LeaderChat on “3 Characteristics of Successful Virtual Teams” – click here And, please also share your suggestions and experience!
On this day in history in 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole. He reached the destination 35 days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott. Imagine the focused endurance and passionate commitment that it took to achieve this goal, and how does this equate to a leadership goal […]
Daily reminders of how to lead with honor can help during moments of decision-making. One of the easiest ways is using Leading with Honor items such as reminder cards, wristbands, and more to keep your focus on leading the right way! Check out our stocking stuffers in our Online Store, and please share if you’re […]
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis
Today, we want to give special emphasis to an organization that Lee supports – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) Based in Washington, D.C., the VVMF is the nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam […]
On this day in 1796, John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United States. Ever wonder about Adams’ personality type? Read Lee’s fascinating article on his comparison between Presidents Adams and Jefferon—it may surprise you! Click Here
“In leadership, be hard on the issue and soft on the person.” – Dr Henry Cloud
A Frequently Asked Question from Lee Ellis – “So the lessons you picked up in the POW Camps came as much from watching others as reflecting on your own experience, is that correct?” Lee’s Answer – “I’m watching different styles of leadership, as a junior-ranking guy, and watching how different people respond in different ways. […]