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Leading with Honor Testimonial – Thank You!

Thank you next generation leader, Mitchell P., for your enthusiastic comments about Leading with Honor – “I wanted to read this book because I wanted to be a stronger leader. Through boy scouts I have been in leadership positions and try to stand out from the crowd. I felt like this book helped me become […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 28, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1881, Thomas Edison hired Samuel Insull as his private secretary. Insull’s career began as an apprentice clerk for various local businesses at age 14. He went on to become a stenographer at Vanity Fair. Through a newspaper ad, the 19-year-old became the switchboard operator for the London office […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 21, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1866, Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school. The school was the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati. Regardless of the challenges and obstacles, focus on your natural talents and passion and align it with your work. You’ll have a much […]

Dozens of People Are Signing Up for Coaching – See Inside

Dozens of people each month sign up for Lee Ellis’ ‘Leading with Honor’ Monthly Coaching Clips! See what’s it’s all about, and register free to receive it in your inbox. If you already receive it and like it, tell us about it – thank you! Click for your Free Registration

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, February 19, 2016

Tweet This “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – CDR James Bond Stockdale (1923-2005)

Coaching Moment – Telling the Truth Even When it’s Difficult

We’ve all been in a pressure point where a lie would be easier than the truth. In this quick 3-minute clip, Lee talks direct to all leaders about the long-term value of telling the truth even when it’s difficult. Watch this pep talk, and please share with others! Tweet This Read the article on this […]

How to Assess Your Leadership OCQ (Organizational Cultural Intelligence)

By John Purcell, Consultant and Leadership Behavior DNA Certified Advisor Why does the culture of your organization matter? It matters to the extent that it is supporting or holding you back from being all you can be, solving a critical problem, or taking advantage of an important opportunity. Let’s coin the term OCQ to stand […]

How to Be Vision-Driven and Practical – Operating in Paradox

Think about how many times a day that you must operate and act in paradox—two seemingly opposite principles like the list below –   Visionary and Practical Chaotic and Orderly Results-Driven and Relationships-Driven Competitive and Supportive Detached and Sensitive Bold and Cautious Quick and Patient Strong and Vulnerable Leader and Servant Tough and Compassionate Generalist and […]

Practical Ways to Change Your Thinking to Change Your Results – See Inside

Here’s a great checklist on how to get better results by changing your thinking from friend and consultant, Peter Chatel – “Thoughts lead to actions and actions to results. So, if you want to change your results, then change your thoughts! Try starting with these ten thought starters”: Think Big-Picture – look for the wholeness […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 14, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 2005, the video-sharing website YouTube was activated. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. What’s the leadership lesson? They created the platform to solve a problem of video-sharing with friends. What problems […]

Sharing the Love This Weekend for the Gary Sinise Foundation

During this weekend of celebrating love, we’d like to share our love for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Founded by actor, philanthropist, and friend, Gary Sinise, it honors our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build […]

Are you 40, 40, or 20? Find Your Leadership Tilt

40% of leaders are naturally results-oriented, 40% of leaders are naturally relationship-oriented, and 20% have characteristics of both. Which one are you? Be bold and learn more about your natural leadership tilt – Check it out, and please share!  

Advice on Getting Your Dreams to Become a Strategic Reality

Here’s quick leadership advice on getting your dreams to become a reality. We like Randy Samelson’s latest book, “Breakthrough: Unleashing the Power of a Proven Plan” because it’s simple, six-step planning model. Samelson says that “most dreams get stuck along the way to becoming reality. ‘Stuck’ is where dreams go to die.” To get unstuck, […]