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My Celebration of Freedom in 90 Seconds

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 – See Inside

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 […]

On This Day in Leadership History for June 26, 2016

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 […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, June 24, 2016

“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 […]

Endorsements Arriving for Engage with Honor

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 […]

3 Critical Leadership Skills to Refine Your Situational Awareness

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 […]

On This Day in Leadership History for June 19, 2016

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 […]

How to Stay Strong in the Battle for Honorable Leadership

Today’s reminder to stay strong in the battle for honorable leadership! If you want to get daily results with your team and organization, recognize that good character is the foundation of leadership because it is fundamental to trust—which is the currency of leadership. However, the problem comes when we just assume that we have good […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn From Experience to Become A Great Leader”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn From Experience to Become A Great Leader” by Robert J. Thomas. Experience may be a leader’s best teacher–but there’s a hitch. Two people can have identical experiences, but one blossoms while the other is depleted. The same can be said for any […]

Engaged vs Non-Engaged Employees: An Insightful List

Interesting perspective on engaged vs non-engaged employees. What do you think about this list? Would you agree? Please share your likes and comments –  Watch the trailer for Lee Ellis’ upcoming release, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability

On This Day in Leadership History for June 12, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1839, Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. Here we are 150+ years later with every community throughout the world enjoying this sport. What’s the leadership lesson? What new ideas or concepts haven’t been invented yet? Maintain a mindset of how you can bring […]

Here’s your Leading with Honor word for today – See Inside

Here’s your Leading with Honor word for today: CLARIFY. Some of you are great communicators, collaborators, and results-makers. But the first step in any of these processes is to clarify your message. Make it clear, say it repeatedly in different ways (print, audio, video, live presentation, etc.), and then say it again until everyone hears […]