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On This Day in Leadership History, July 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 1715, the first lighthouse in America was authorized for construction at Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts. What’s the leadership lesson? When creating something or leading others, balance form and function in your work. Make it creative (and fun if possible) and make it functional. Little Brewster Island, Massachusetts – […]

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Never Fly Solo”

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business” by Robert “Waldo” Waldman. Waldo understands one thing better than most businesspeople: You can’t reach your highest potential alone. You need wingmen–trusted partners–who can help you overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and prepare […]

SlideShare – 6 Ingredients for a competitive winning recipe of success

Some time ago, Lee enjoyed a corporate dinner event with the client and heard some great words of wisdom from the CEO. Earlier in the day, he had observed that the morale and energy of the group to be unusually high—even after a long day of training classes at a conference. This brief slide presentation […]

Updated Leading with Honor Reminder Cards! See Inside

Updated Leading with Honor Reminder Cards! Use these cards to remind your team every day of the 14 leadership lessons shared in Leading with Honor. Durable and designed for quick scanning and use in the workplace. They are sold in a pack of 10 cards for $3.00. Please purchase in the Online Store.    

On this day in leadership history, July 16th

On this day in leadership history in 1969, Apollo 11 launched, carrying 1st men to land on Moon. This is Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint, one of the first steps taken on the Moon. What’s the leadership lesson? Stay in your area of natural strengths and behaviors, and then intentionally stretch yourself to grow and achieve your […]

Lee Ellis Receives Coveted CSP Speaking Designation

Please celebrate this new, special honor with Lee! He just received the coveted Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation at the Annual National Speakers Association Convention held in Orlando, Florida this week. Only 1.5% of speakers worldwide can claim this special title, and we’re celebrating his special achievement. On average, this rigorous certification process takes 5-10 […]

On this day in leadership history, July 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1776, The American Declaration of Independence was read aloud to Gen. George Washington’s troops in New York. What’s the leadership lesson? Communicate, communicate, and over-communicate with your team, and don’t have a big lag time between decision and communication. George Washington in the American Revolution – Wikipedia   […]

8 Common Public Speaking Fears for Leaders — and How to Squash Them

Great advice for all leaders who must speak in front of others – “8 Common Public Speaking Fears — and How to Squash Them” in Speaker Magazine. Please Read if you’re struggling with any of the following:  While preparing to give a speech, I feel tense and nervous. My hands tremble when I’m giving a […]

An Engage with Honor FAQ re: Micromanaging Boss

An Engage with Honor FAQ – Question: “My boss has his own, negative micro-managing version of accountability. How can I change it to a positive one?” Lee’s Answer: “Recognize that this style is likely anchored in fear or old habits based on what he learned from his boss in his formative years. The best way […]

3 Ways to Lead in Preserving Our Independence

By Lee Ellis <<<Sign up and get instant access to Lee’s monthly coaching video on this topic>>> Amidst the social gatherings and backyard barbecues of the Independence Day celebrations that we have each year, there are many important and dramatic stories about the sacrifices of our founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Some […]

Leading with Honor Freedom Package – Save 30% off Retail Price

Save 30% off the ‘Leading with Honor Freedom’ package – Take one chapter at a time, and set your own pace to read about the 14 leadership lessons Lee learned through the crucible experience of the Vietnam POW camps. Here’s your Summer opportunity for personal leadership development – join on others on the honorable leadership […]

On this day in leadership history, July 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1982, Larry Walters (“Lawnchair Larry”) took flight in his homemade airship that consisted of a lawnchair with 45 helium-filled weather balloons attached to it. He stayed in flight for about an hour. What’s the leadership lesson? If you have an innovative, energetic, creative team of people at work, […]