Why wait until this weekend? Begin commemorating our nation’s freedom and independence all week!
On this day in leadership history in 1911, Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City. Racial milestones like Sam Battle lay the foundation for future leaders of all races to achieve their vision and goals. What may seem impossible for you today can very likely become possible tomorrow. Leaders—stay strong […]
Recently, Lee was the keynote presenter for physicians (79% of the audience) and healthcare administrators (21% of the audience) at Gwinnett Medical Center, a large healthcare institution in the Atlanta metro area. We’re so grateful for the following results from their post-event survey – 1. Will you be able to use the information that you […]
“Your worth is not measured in likes, comments, notes or followers; but in your ability to love, keep comments to yourself, take note and lead.” – Unknown
Outcomes are not about luck. As Jim Collins says: “Greatness is a matter of choice, not circumstance.” In the language of emotional intelligence, the concept of discipline involves exercising self-regulation in order to improve. It means consistently acting in alignment with your values, long-term goals and self-imposed performance standards, despite expedience or taking the easy […]
Summer is the perfect time for personal leadership development. In just a few minutes everyday, you can learn more about your leadership strengths and struggles plus the leadership lessons that will guide your long-term success. Learn more about the ‘Courageous Leadership Package’ below, and please share with others!
Fill in the Blank – “(#Character or #Competence) is the most important #leadership attribute.” Please share your answer.
In this Leading with Honor excerpt, Lee shares some very intimate points about the leadership principle of “Guarding Your Character” – please read and share – “What causes one person to abandon his commitments even before he’s seriously tested, and another to keep his commitments nearly to the point of death? I’m quite certain both […]
On this day in leadership history in 2004, SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill, reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary of space. Leaders—just when you think that a particular area of achievement […]
“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DePree
In this latest audio interview, Lee shares his insight into why it’s so important to do what you love in your work and career. Leaders who are working in their “sweet spot” are so much more equipped for long-term success. Listen to this new interview, and please share your comments!
By Lee Ellis Any business that’s intentional about growth tries to find the edge to get ahead of the competition. For years, Gallup has been researching how behavioral economics affects customers, employers, growth and profitability. The results of their research are filled with facts and implications that can revolutionize the way we do business. The […]
Leading with Honor supporter, Terry Howlett, recently presented copies of Leading with Honor to the Naval Academy, National Defense University, and the Coastal Brigade in Finland when he spoke there. Below is a photo with special members of the USNA as well as Naval Academy Commandant, Captain Pasi Pajunen. Special thanks to Terry for sharing […]
Recently, Lee enjoyed a corporate dinner event with a client and heard some great words of wisdom from the CEO. Earlier in the day, he had observed that the morale and energy of the group to be unusually high—even after a long day of training classes at a conference. Hearing the executive’s perspectives and observing […]
On this day in leadership history in 1951, “Univac I” was unveiled. It was a computer designed for the U.S. Census Bureau and billed as the world’s first commercial computer. What challenging steps did it take to achieve launch day on a project like this one? It was likely that the developers did not fully […]
“Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.” – Henry Ford
What do you believe should be the foundation for enduring, successful leadership? Competency or Character/Integrity? Do you agree with Lee’s Leadership Engagement Model above? Please share your thoughts and comments – Related Link – Leading with Honor
Lee received a special honor in being selected as an “Eagle” in the Gathering of Eagles program at Maxwell Air Force Base. Over the last 30 years, notable Eagles such as “Chuck” Yeager, Neil Armstrong, George H.W. Bush, Jefferson Alexander, Elizabeth Strohfus and others have shared their stories as part of the GoE program. Lee […]
In this new article and interview in the Montgomery Advertiser, Lee talks more intimately about lessons learned during his POW experience and the honor of sharing his expertise at the “Gathering of Eagles” program at Maxwell Air Force Base. Please read, watch, and share your comments.
In this short clip, during the night a mother comes downstairs to check on her two children. She never forgot what she saw at that moment. An unusual example of courageous leadership. Please watch and share your comments –