This is the best definition of servant leadership that I’ve ever heard—be inspired today! Commander James Stockdale USN, one of my senior leaders in the prison camps of Vietnam, practiced “servant leadership,” the belief that leaders should prioritize the needs of followers, long before it was popularized in business circles. He wrote in Thoughts of […]
As we approach Independence Day this year, I always reflect on the freedom that we enjoy as Americans. In particular, I remember my personal moment of freedom more than 40 years ago from the prison camps of Vietnam—here’s a 90-second silent clip. I encourage you to do your part to help preserve freedom for you, […]
A Frequently Asked Leadership Question from Lee Ellis – “Why has accountability become synonymous with intolerance? And how do people develop accountability the right way?” Answer: “Accountability is best developed in an environment where it is demonstrated by the leaders and then regularly emphasized that it’s the expected way of operating. Ideally this starts at […]
Debuting the new Trailer for Lee Ellis’ upcoming release, Engage with Honor – please watch and share!
On this day in leadership history in 1979, Muhammad Ali, at 37 years old, announced that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion. Ali spent the next 37 years later continuing to enjoy his family, post-boxing career in several areas, and faced his Parkinson’s Disease battle head on. What’s the leadership lesson? Slowing down […]
“When the people you count on fail to follow through and deliver on expectations, there’s only one thing to do—apply the third and final principle, the Accountability Truth. True accountability begins by looking at yourself, by holding yourself accountable. The truth is, when things go wrong, there is usually something wrong with what ‘I’ am […]
We’re so grateful for new endorsements coming in for Lee’s upcoming September 2016 release entitled “Engage with Honor” – here’s one from the book’s Foreword by Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International – “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lee in his […]
By Lee Ellis In our day-to-day work, most of us would consider the statement “Think or Die” to be pretty dramatic. But for F-16 pilots, their slogan is defined as a keen level of “SA” or “Situational Awareness” because it’s a matter of life and death in their work. 700 Feet per Second Awareness One […]
Picture of the Week – what leadership caption should go with this picture? Please share it here!
We’re celebrating fathers today! On this day in leadership history in 1910, the first Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Her father, the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. What’s the […]