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On This Day in Leadership History for July 31, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1955, Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel. Being a leader isn’t always the focus or goal, but the title is usually given by inspirational acts of courage and commitment. Focus on the character, courage, and commitment in […]

Leadership Training Camp Pays Off

We love stories like this one where next generation leaders are given the opportunity to grow as honorable leaders for the future! Student Ginger Perry said of her recent experience at this leadership camp, “I think the most important thing I learned was how true leadership involves respecting everyone else with their ideas and opinions,” […]

Thank You Lieutenant General (LTG) James L. Terry!

We’re so grateful for testimonies like this one from Lieutenant General (LTG) James L. Terry, Army (RET) – “In an age of growing complexity Lee Ellis draws upon his experiences as an American POW to provide a path for future leaders of our Nation—courageous accountability. [His upcoming book] ‘Engage with Honor’ touches upon the immutable […]

Giving Back Spotlight: The Gary Sinise Foundation

Here’s just one short clip showing why Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor support the non-profit, Gary Sinise Foundation, as they focus on raising awareness on veterans and military issues. Please watch below and share with others – thank you! Leading with Honor – Giving Back Page

On This Day in Leadership History for July 24, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth “Fireside Chat.” Roosevelt spoke with familiarity to millions of Americans on current issues and was able to quell rumors and explain his policies. His tone and demeanor communicated self-assurance during times of despair and uncertainty. Roosevelt was one of […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, July 22, 2016

“A very few men, like [Major] Jim Kasler, have the stamina and courage to stick to a hard line during severe punishment and continue to hold out [to do the right thing]. Most men, although they want to do a good job, will gamely resist the cruelties, but not for very long.” – Col. Larry […]

Rorke Denver’s Leadership Advice on Looking Less and Seeing More

Great recommendation from Robert Glazer, Founder & Managing Director of Acceleration Partners – “Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Commander Rorke Denver and listening to his talk on leadership. Rorke was a Commander in the Navy SEALS, the most elite and exclusive unit of the US military. They are sent on the most dangerous […]

The DNA of Telling the Truth Even When It’s Difficult

Unlike the torturous battles our leaders faced in the Vietnam POW camps*, most of the battles we face as leaders aren’t physically painful. But the emotional and mental battles to get results may seem equally challenging. Want to know the guiding force that kept my comrades and me unified while the enemy was trying to […]

Why is Leadership Clarity So Hard? Here are the 5 Challenges

Leadership Clarity is difficult because we’re dealing with humans—not machines. To understand the battle, here 5 barriers that we must overcome: Low Priority. We’re too busy and don’t recognize how important clarity is and just neglect it. Bad Assumptions. We assume that others see the world that we’re seeing and therefore don’t understand that they […]

On This Day in Leadership History for July 17, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1941, Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders […]

Leading with Honor Assessment – Take Your Free Snapshot Report

Are you tied to old ways of getting things done, or open to new ideas? Are you a bit too self-focused, or more outward-focused? What about your tendency to set goals? Try the free Leading with Honor Assessment for a snapshot of your natural leadership strengths and struggles! It’s complimentary for our fans and followers […]

5 Reasons People Love a Good Story

How are certain employees able to energize their colleagues and elicit enthusiastic participation, while others deflate the room? It is the energy they create by telling a story through their work. Storytelling in business conveys information in a stimulating manner and makes it memorable… Read ‘5 Reasons People Love a Good Story’, and share your […]

On This Day in Leadership History for July 10, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1985, Coca-Cola resumed selling the old formula of Coke, it was renamed “Coca-Cola Classic.” It was also announced that they would continue to sell “New” Coke. What’s the leadership lesson? Don’t allow fear to try new things even if there’s some risk of failure. After calculating the risk […]