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Engage with Honor Reminder Cards are here!

Engage with Honor Reminder Cards are here! Use them to remind your team every day of the Courageous Leadership Model™ shared in Lee’s book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability. Durable and designed for quick scanning and use in the workplace. They are sold in a pack of 10 cards. Visit our […]

On This Day in Leadership History for January 22, 2017

On this date in leadership history in 1995, The San Francisco 49ers became the first team in National Football League (NFL) history to win five Super Bowl titles. The 49ers defeated the San Diego Chargers 49-26. What’s the leadership lesson? You can repeatedly win in your field or industry, but do it with character, courage, […]

Respecting Winners and Encouraging Losers

The morning after Clemson defeated Alabama to take this year’s national college title, my friend Bill Lampton published the thoughts of his friend, quarterback William Day. It is a great reminder of two things:  – the hard work that it takes to achieve your goals. – the importance of respecting the winners and encourage the […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture” by Dee Ann Turner. Based on her more than thirty years at Chick-fil-A, most of which have been spent as Vice President, Corporate Talent, Dee Ann Turner shares how Chick-fil-A has built a devoted talent and […]

Why Most Millennials Don’t Like to Make Phone Calls – Valuable Insight

Helpful insight for a leader (or parent) of a Millennial (those born between 1982-2002). The irony is that there are many things that need clarity in work and business, and you can resolve much quicker with a two minute phone call than ten messages back and forth—and still not sure you have clarity. Read the […]

On This Day in Leadership History for January 22, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1901, Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for nearly 64 years. As Victoria’s monarchy became more symbolic than political, it placed a strong emphasis on morality and family values, in contrast to the sexual, financial and personal scandals that had been associated with previous members of the […]

Three Strategic Tips for Living in the Balance of the Leadership Paradox

Leaders must be flexible and open to new mindsets. In this New Year, challenge your mindsets. Often a change in perspective is the only way to employ the wide array of behaviors and skills needed to lead effectively. Please see if you agree in Lee’s new article in the CLA Higher Thinking Blog, and share […]

Courageous Leadership and Natural Behavior: Your Unique Style

For leaders today, courageous leadership is the key solution for increased performance, morale, and getting results. More specifically, the foundation of successful leadership is actually courageous accountability. The new infographic below from Lee Ellis is a practical tool to understand the lack of accountability, the obstacles, the 4C’s of making accountability a regular part of […]

Thanks to Engage with Honor Reader, Harry, for Your Endorsement

Thank you Engage with Honor reader, Harry H, for your kind words – “Lee Ellis does a splendid job of telling his story of being a Vietnam POW. The story illustrates powerful transferable concepts of leadership, accountability, and honor. In reading the book, as well as having listened to Lee teach these concepts, I’m amazed […]

New Infographic – “How to Build a Culture of Courageous Leadership”

For leaders today, courageous leadership is the key solution for increased performance, morale, and getting results. More specifically, the foundation of successful leadership is actually courageous accountability. The new infographic from Lee Ellis is a practical tool to understand the lack of accountability, the obstacles, the 4C’s of making accountability a regular part of honorable […]

On This Day in Leadership History for January 8, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1559, England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey. In government, Elizabeth was more moderate than her father and half-siblings had been. After the pope declared her illegitimate in 1570 and released her subjects from obedience to her, several conspiracies threatened her life, all of […]

Conversations Getting Heated? Two Things Leaders Can Do to Diffuse Them

You feel your conversation becoming more heated. Do you diffuse it or escalate it further? Lee Ellis says that power struggles follow the pattern below. Do you agree? If you’re in this situation, Lee suggests two ways that leaders can win these struggles when they come up – Recognize what is happening. Most likely you […]