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Already Feeling Overwhelmed by 2016 Leadership Goals? We can help.

Already feel overwhelmed and/or discouraged about team or organizational plans and goals for the New Year? Here’s a tip: keep it simple, and choose one thing to personally know and grow yourself. You have the greatest chance for success by focusing on changing yourself first—not others. If you need help, take our free Leading with […]

What is Favorite Non-Profit(s)? See Inside

Do you have a favorite non-profit organization that aligns with your beliefs, values, and community? Please share your organization(s) with us! Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of the following organizations—we encourage your support at the end of 2015 as they serve others around the world! Learn More about them.

On This Day in Leadership History, December 27, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1978, Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship. People, teams, organizations, and nations flourish under leadership that embraces freedom and integrity. Remember to be more than a boss—be a leader. Spanish Constitution – Wikipedia

Inspiring Holiday Reading – “Defiant”: See Inside

Looking for some inspiring reading during the holidays? A powerful story of survival and triumph in the POW camps of Vietnam, Alvin Townley’s Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations. Learn more, and please share if you’ve already read it!  

Have you seen this 120-member USAF Band flash mob performance?

Have you seen this 120-member USAF Band flash mob performance? Unsuspecting National Air and Space Museum visitors including tourists and school groups were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from behind airplanes and space capsules and vocalists burst into song from the Museum’s second floor balcony. It is chill-worthy – Merry Christmas! USAF Band […]

New Film “Jeremiah” – A Must Watch for All Leaders

In this new original film, Jeremiah Denton, one of Lee Ellis’ senior leaders in the POW Camps, is featured as family, friends, and fellow POWs help tell the story of this American hero and leader who led the way for prisoners in Hanoi and returned from Vietnam to become a U.S. Senator from Alabama. Watch […]

5 Quick, Smart Listening Tips for Leaders – A Musical Analogy

The leadership gift of listening requires sacrificial humility, courage, commitment, and lots of practice. Here are 5 quick, smart listening tips based on a musical analogy from colleague, Harry Glantz – Multi-Task to Be a Good Listener. Good listening does take focus, but a good listener also has to multi-task. Intonation—You Have to Play in […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 20, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1946, the Frank Capra film “It’s A Wonderful Life” had a preview showing for charity at New York City’s Globe Theatre, a day before its “official” world premiere. James Stewart and Donna Reed star in the film. Almost 70 years later, this film’s legacy still has inspiration and […]

Thanks Benjamin, for Your Leading with Honor Comments

Thanks to Leading with Honor reader, Benjamin, for your enthusiastic comments – “Thank you very much Mr. Ellis, I am half way through your book right now and I am loving it. You have an enviable amount of resolve and are truly a man to look up to.” Read more comments here.

The Link Between Values, Culture and Profits and Behavioral Team Analysis

(Editor’s Note: this month, we’re featuring this very insightful article from good friend and consultant, Stuart R. Levine. We’re grateful for his expertise on the topic of work culture and values.) by Stuart R. Levine (Originally published in The Credit Union Times) It has been shown that most organizations hire employees for the skills they […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 13, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1928, George Gershwin’s musical work “An American in Paris” was premiered by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. An American composer and pianist, Gershwin is known worldwide for his well-known melodies. What’s the leadership lesson? Your passion must drive your success—misguided motivation will always leave you coming up short […]