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Special Memorial Day Weekend Honoring Lance Sijan – See the Photos

On this special Memorial Day weekend, I was in Milwaukee WI for the Lance Sijan F4C Phantom dedication at Mitchell field. In addition to the dedication, we’re also remembering his ultimate sacrifice many years ago in service to our nation. It was an honor to be chosen to ride in the parade in his restored […]

May 29, 2017

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On this day in leadership history, May 28th

On this date in leadership history in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco opens to vehicular traffic. 80 years later, it’s still in operation allowing thousands of cars to travel across it every day. What’s the leadership lesson? When planning your next project or endeavor, have the leadership vision to build for long-term […]

May 28, 2017

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How to Get Better Clarity in Leadership – A Video Coaching Clip

If your leadership or team communication is a bit murky, Lee offers is practical advice on getting more clarity. This coaching clip discusses Chapter 5 entitled “Clarity Begins with the Leader” from Lee’s latest award-winning book, Engage with Honor. Special bulk purchase options are also available for leadership and team development. Through his five-year experience […]

May 25, 2017

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2 quick tips to manage difficult, dominant personalities

Perhaps you have heard it said about a powerful leader, “There’s a graveyard just outside his/her office for those who dared to confront them with the truth.” What’s the recognizable pattern of a dysfunctional dominant personality? Note the progression below when they are caught in a mistake. Step 1 – Deny Example – “That’s not […]

May 24, 2017

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Another Book Award for ‘Engage with Honor’ – See Inside

Another Book Award for Engage with Honor! It just won the Leadership category in the distinguished 11th Annual Indie Excellence Awards Program. It also placed as a finalist in the non-fiction cover design category, too. WINNER – Leadership Category  – Link FINALIST – Book Cover Design Non-Fiction – Link        

May 22, 2017

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On this day in leadership history, May 21st – Clara Barton

On this day in leadership history in 1881, the American Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton. Here is a 3 minute story of her life and leadership contributions. Let’s all learn from the lives of others who have made a mark on history. Clara Barton – Wikipedia      

May 21, 2017

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A New “Leading with Honor” business testimony

We’re ecstatic by this new Leading with Honor testimony from a large construction company owner – please celebrate with us: “As soon as I could get my hands on a copy of ‘Leading with Honor’, I read it. Shortly thereafter I bought more copies and gave to each of the key people in my company. […]

May 19, 2017

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The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “In Extremis Leadership: Leading As IF your Life Depended On It”

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “In Extremis Leadership: Leading As IF your Life Depended On It” by Thomas A. Kolditz. The book describes a variety of high-risk situations that are ideal settings to seek and find great leaders, assess how they might be different, and to glean valuable insights for extraordinary leadership in […]

May 18, 2017

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The 4 Symptoms of Working with Dysfunctional Dominant Personalities

One third of the population has a “Dominant” personality.  I happen to be one of them and many of my friends and clients are also.  We have high confidence in our opinions which like most strengths can be good or bad – strengths taken too far usually become struggles.   A deviant and devious, version of […]

May 17, 2017

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Stuck in Challenging Leadership Situation? See Inside

In challenging conversations, which team members withdraw from the conversation? Which ones try to dominate? What if everyone chose to engage instead? The Courage Challenge card is a popular tool that Lee Ellis uses in coaching and training, and it’s available to you! Download a copy and/or purchase copies for your entire time in the […]

May 16, 2017

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A Leadership Tribute – Happy Mother’s Day!

Some quick facts about these amazing, maternal leaders: – Today, 54% of new mothers have at least some college education.  That’s up from 41% 20 years ago in 1990. – Women make 80% of the general purchasing decisions for their families . . . 93% of the food purchases . . . and even 65% […]

May 14, 2017

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Leading with Honor Audio Book – Drive and Listen!

The Leading with Honor Audio Book, narrated by Lee Ellis, continues to be a popular resource! Take Lee with you on your travels this Summer – listen to an audio sample on And if you’ve listened to this audio book, please share your comments – thank you!        

May 12, 2017

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2 Quick Boosters for Fulfilling Your Values

Need a practical boost to maintain and fulfill your values on a daily basis? Here are a couple of important leadership things to remember from ‘Leading with Honor’: Inspiration is Important and Must Be Ongoing. Emotions are the energy that drives us to accomplish our deepest desires. Find your inspiration from various sources: Spiritual Foundations […]

May 11, 2017

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Leadership Learning: 3 Minute Clip on Florence Nightingale

Some of today’s most respected leaders today have learned the discipline of studying other people’s lives through biographies to learn from their mistakes and capitalize on their strengths. Take 3 minutes and watch the biography of woman nurse pioneer, Florence Nightingale. Then please share your comments – thank you    

May 10, 2017

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Giving Back Spotlight – The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

As Summer 2017 gets into full swing, my many military personnel are either transitioning in or out of deployment across the world to defend our free dom. Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor support The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program’s mission is to provide quality Joint deployment support and reintegration services to all Service members, and […]

May 9, 2017

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