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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Defiant” by Alvin Townley

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Defiant” by Alvin Townley. Filled with gripping and powerful stories of the POWs in the Hanoi Hilton, Townley’s book offers another perspective on this important piece of history. It will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations. Learn […]

Tonight on the Smithsonian Channel – “The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton”

Tonight on the Smithsonian Channel—watch the full episode online! In 1973, 591 American POWs returned home from the Vietnam War, bringing with them harrowing tales of survival. But there was an even more remarkable — and secret — story to tell: a feat of incredible spycraft that remained classified for decades…until now. This is the […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 26, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1514, Copernicus made his first observations of the planet Saturn. A trailblazer in many ways, Copernicus had a natural passion for studying the stars. He pushed the technology of his time to explore new ways of seeing the world and the space that we inhabit. As leaders, remember […]

Capt. Sully: 5 Tips for Making Decisions Under Fire

Great advice from Capt. Sully Sullenberger on “How to Make Decisions Under Fire.” When both engines failed on U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, as the result of a bird strike, he and his crew had just 208 seconds to do something we had never trained for, and to get it right the […]

How to Gain Awareness of Your Leadership Strengths and Struggles

Leaders wanting to take the next step in their personal and professional development are getting Lee’s “Courageous Leader Package” that includes the Leading with Honor book and his Leadership Behavior DNA Assessment. Together, they provide in-depth insight into your specific areas for growth. Click to Learn More in our online store.

Special Event Invitation on May 7, 2015 – Improve Your Operational Efficiency

Here is a special invitation to join business experts in the Atlanta area on Thursday, May 7, 2015 as they share how to “Assemble an Innovative Inventory of Business Tools and Processes: A Three-Prong Approach to Operational Efficiency”. Topics include – – Management as Leadership, Presented by John Purcell of Transform – Effective Accounting Processes: […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 19, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1861, Thaddeus S. C. Lowe sailed 900 miles in nine hours in a hot air balloon from Cincinnati, OH, to Unionville, SC. Even though he likely planned for every contingency, he still wasn’t sure how far that he would travel. It takes courage to launch into new territory […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, April 17, 2015

“Leaders devoid of crucible experiences are likely to be overly confident about their ideas, and surprisingly more susceptible to fears; this is also true of children who are overly sheltered from facing challenges and experiences that help build their character. Courageously facing our fears in the difficult times gives us both humility and real confidence.” […]

New Readers Sharing Their Leading with Honor Comments – See Inside

We’re so grateful for these new comments about Lee’s stories and leadership lessons learned in Leading with Honor – “Lee Ellis has written a gem of a leadership maxim book. Drawing on experiences and methods used during his detention as a POW, he correlates the lessons he learned and displayed in the Hanoi prison with […]

Free Report to Assess Your Leadership Style – See Inside

Are you the one that may wait for others to set the agenda, or do you want to drive the decision-making process? Are you a bit too subtle in day-to-day communication, or are you brutally direct? Click to take Lee Ellis’ free Leading with Honor Discovery Process to find out your natural leadership behaviors. The […]

Affecting the Bottom Line: How Culture Drives Organizational Success

Who’s ever been a part of a bad organizational culture in their work? It’s discouraging, painful, and frustrating at best. More than “warm and fuzzy” feelings, study after study shows that culture and values matter for an organization’s success. How do you create a healthy culture (or convince your leaders to do so)? Read the […]

The Positive Spin on Leadership Accountability: Making it Work the Right Way

Do you a negative or positive perspective on the issue of leadership accountability? Sure, we support accountability it relates to political figures, but it’s usually a strong indictment of something we thing that they’re doing wrong. Accountability should be a healthy choice for all of us. We’re all accountable to someone in our lives and […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 12, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL, on its first test flight. In the first major U.S. space exploration project in more than 10 years, the space shuttle program would provide years of gaining knowledge for all kinds of industries and disciplines. As leaders, […]