The Annual Georgia SHRM Conference is coming up in September! HR and Training Leaders–Join Lee Ellis as he presents strategy and tactics on how to train your staff with character, courage, and commitment. Hear his dramatic story of his POW capture and experience. Learn more at the link below, and please share – thank you!
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Just another reminder to choose honor today and do the right thing! Here’s an FAQ from Lee Ellis – “How would you define honor and what is its importance in personal and professional life?” Lee’s Answer – “Honor is doing what you know is right, performing within an established moral framework and living in an […]
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability” by Sam Silverstein. Do you ever find yourself questioning what you believe around issues that impact your life and business? Non-Negotiable is all about understanding what you believe, what you can control, what your mission is […]
Character is the foundation upon which all leadership traits are built. Moral and ethical behavior is truly where one’s leadership becomes the bedrock of who we are as individuals, and as leaders. Its strength comes from the fortitude to always do our best, and to always do what is right, no matter what may lure […]
On this day in leadership history in 1961, U.S. President Kennedy accepted “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The failed invasion strengthened the position of Castro’s leadership as well as his ties with the USSR. This led eventually to the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The invasion was a […]
More and more of the leaders that we serve are learning more about their individual, unique strengths and struggles. Personal self-awareness is first step to becoming a better leader! Take our free Leading with Honor Assessment and get instant insight – Get Started, and please share your insight.
“One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you’re not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times.” – Mario Batali
Lee was honored to read a selection form ‘Leading with Honor’ back in my hometown of Commerce GA as part of the dedication ceremony for their new library’s memorial garden. It was great to be back among friends and family who supported me so courageously during my time as a POW.
By Lee Ellis Climbing Mt Everest. Saving a family from a burning building. An American soldier defending freedom in remote parts of world. These scenarios are clear acts of honor and courage. So for the rest of us, does the concept of courage seem less important? It shouldn’t because every day small acts of courage […]
Fill in the blank – “The best, optimum amount of time that most work meetings should last is _________________.” Please share your comments in this post – thank you!
Where does your personality tilt when communicating with others? And which way is the best way in life and leadership? Check out this infographic from Leading with Honor, and share your comments – thank you!
On this day in leadership history in 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank. What’s the leadership lesson? Be prepared as much as possible in your day-to-day leadership, and surround yourself with a team that work with excellence even during a crisis. Apollo 13 – Wikipedia
Leadership Photo of the Week – Post your caption! What are they saying here?
“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”
So what should you and I do about this innate problem of living honorably? How can we make honorable choices and decisions? Here are 3 tips from Lee Ellis – 1. Admit your vulnerability. Accept the reality that you are capable of dis-honorable choices and behaviors. Admitting the problem of being human is the first […]
This very funny video shows a deer and a dog playing in a creek, but more importantly it’s a great illustration of the natural behaviors of an outgoing extrovert and a reserved introvert. Amazing – check it out!
RetroWeekend is coming up on Apr 29-30, and Lee would like you to join him for a fun weekend of music, food, 5k run, and special speakers along with him and others. Learn more below register this week! Learn More and Register
Accountability questions keep coming in for Lee to answer in his upcoming release, Engage with Honor. Here’s one – Question: “What’s the difference between negative accountability and positive accountability?” Lee’s Answer: “For a lot of people, the word accountability has negative connotation. But in reality, courageous accountability is simply making sure that responsibilities are carried […]
On this day in leadership history in 1981, the maiden launch of the space shuttle Columbia was cancelled because of a computer malfunction. What’s the leadership lesson? Don’t ignore the input and recommendation of your team. Listen carefully, and then make the best decision. Space Shuttle Columbia – Wikipedia