Happy Memorial Day! As we honor those have died to preserve our freedom, I wanted to share my recent speaking engagement with the USAF Reservists at the Dallas TX Yellow Ribbon Event. These two-day family oriented events provide workshops for assistance to service members and families involved in overseas deployments and reintegration following deployments. It […]
On this day in 1912 in leadership history, fifteen women were dismissed from their jobs at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia, PA, for dancing the Turkey Trot while on the job. What’s the leadership lesson? If you dance the Turkey Trot, you’re fired! Seriously though, this is a great reminder for leaders to be […]
Whether in life or leadership, are you having trouble letting go of control or power? Sharing power always means that someone has to let go of control, and someone has to accept more responsibility. Sorry folks—a tough topic for a Saturday! Good advice from author Robert J. Anderson Read at this Link
“10% of conflict is due to difference in opinion and 90% is due to delivery & tone of voice.”
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf is “Becoming a Coaching Leader: The Proven Strategy for Building a Team of Champions” by Daniel Harkavy. This book shows business managers and leaders at all levels why they should add coach to corporate titles and lead their teams to greatness. This book equips you with the skills, disciplines, […]
Please reflect on the following 6 obstacles to healthy accountability, and see if you can identify your weak spots – Pride – This is the kind of unhealthy pride, also known as “hubris” that allows us to inappropriately elevate ourselves above others. Because of an inflated ego, we may think that we’re “special” and the […]
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On this day in leadership history in 1972, U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. What’s the leadership lesson? It took a century before these two world leaders met face-to-face. Don’t delay or procrastinate about confirming important meetings or decisions that you’ve been putting […]
Family values? Team values? What’s the best way to define them for better unity? Please use the Honor Code from Leading with Honor with our compliments – 7 Core Behaviors for Honorable Leadership. If you’re already using the Honor Code, please share your comments – thank you!
“Being a successful person is not necessarily defined by what you have achieved, but by what you have overcome.” – Fannie Flag
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By Lee Ellis Abraham Lincoln has been repeatedly voted as our most popular president, probably because he achieved great results in the face of incredibly difficult circumstances. But did you ever stop to think, how did he do it? What was his secret and what are the keys to success of the “greatest leaders?” In […]
Candid conversations in leadership aren’t always easy but they’re necessary. This clip shows how to handle team challenges with dignity and respect. But watch the funny reaction!
On this day in leadership history in 1942, gasoline rationing began in the U.S. The limit was 3 gallons a week for nonessential vehicles. What’s the leadership lesson? Be willing to do make whatever honorable leadership sacrifices are necessary to support the health of your team or organization. Gasoline Rationing – Wikipedia
“We all carry the same mutated gene that drives our egos toward self-serving dishonorable behaviors. Leading with honor is a choice.” – Lee Ellis
Fill in the Blank – “The best leadership advice for high school and college graduates is to _____________________________.” Please share your answers and comments in this post – thank you!
Do you have the “challenging privilege” of creating a set of strong core values for your home, team, organization, community volunteer group, youth event, etc.? Please download a free copy of “The Honor Code – 7 Core Behaviors for Honorable Leadership” and use it with your group. These are time-tested, proven life and leadership principles […]
We want to hear from you on this article entitled “Three Parental Acts That Hinder Students From Becoming Leaders”. Do you agree? Anything else to add? In a nutshell, here are the three acts – Resilience – If I never let them fail, they won’t develop resilience. Problem Solving – If I do things for […]
On this day in leadership history in 1999, the first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college. Nancy Ruth Mace made history at the Citadel, but her accomplishment has had a much broader positive impact around the world. Don’t underestimate your broad influence even when achieving personal and leadership goals! Nancy Ruth Mace – […]
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