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Infographic: The 12-Point Resilience Checklist

We all need to build up our level of resilience! We hope that this tool is helpful to you in life and leadership. Please review and share your comments in this post. Download the optional PDF version. View on our SlideShare page.            

July 25, 2017

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Watch this clip – Why living and leading in paradox is a key to growth

In this leadership coaching clip, Lee Ellis explains the critical “why” of paradox. How can you be a visionary yet practical? Chaotic yet orderly? Competitive yet supportive? And listen to his practical yet sobering Vietnam POW story on they had to use paradox to overcome a stinky challenge. Read the article on this topic, too. […]

July 25, 2017

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5 Behavioral Barriers to Better Leadership Clarity

By Lee Ellis Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial […]

July 24, 2017

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Lee Ellis Book Combo Package – Save 20%!

Purchase the latest books from Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media in one package, and save 20% off! Leading with Honor is the 2012 release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. Engage with honor is the 2016 release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous […]

July 24, 2017

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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 – […]

July 23, 2017

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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 […]

July 19, 2017

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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 […]

July 18, 2017

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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.    

July 17, 2017

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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 […]

July 16, 2017

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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 […]

July 13, 2017

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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   […]

July 9, 2017

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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 […]

July 6, 2017

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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 […]

July 5, 2017

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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 […]

July 3, 2017

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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 […]

July 3, 2017

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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, […]

July 2, 2017

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More results-oriented and relationship-oriented? Be honest with the enclosed list

Are you more results-oriented or relationship-oriented? Be honest with the list below: Results Oriented                                                             Take charge, decisive Introverted, focused High standards, task oriented Challenging, speaks directly Logical, organized Skeptical Relationship Oriented Encouraging, supportive Trusting Good listener Gives positive feedback Concerned and caring Develops others The key is bett…

June 29, 2017

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Fill-in-the-Blank – “If I’m honest…”

Fill-in-the-Blank – “If I’m honest, I’m intentionally disciplined in my work focus and habits approximately _____ % of the time.” Please share your comments in the this post – thank you          

June 27, 2017

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Show your honor this summer!

Show your Honor this Summer! Leading with Honor Wristbands in our Online Store remind all of us to lead with character and courage. Great for Summer Camp programs, work training events, etc. Shop Now        

June 26, 2017

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On this day in leadership history, June 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1868, FL, AL, LA, GA, NC & SC were readmitted to U.S. It took three years for the readmission process to begin after the war ended in 1865. What’s the leadership lesson? Sometimes after a relationship has ended, it’s time to re-connect. Only you can decide when it’s […]

June 25, 2017

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4 Summer Leadership Discipline Tips (Amidst the Fun)

Whether you’re a Millennial or Gen Z or a seasoned Boomer, it’s courageously learning to do what we don’t want to do and doing what we know that we should do to achieve our goals. Here are 4 helpful tips from Lee Ellis to improve your discipline –  Recognize that choices become habits. Whether good […]

June 20, 2017

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Results vs Relationships Balance – How to Assess Your Team’s Behavior

As a child, riding a seesaw was fun, wasn’t it? Well, except when you didn’t have equal weight on both sides—then it was just out of balance and someone got stuck in mid-air. That bears the question—is your leadership out of balance?  Most likely it is because statistically, more than 85% of the population tilts […]

June 19, 2017

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Engage with Honor

The Engage with Honor Launch Package is still available!

The Engage with Honor Launch Package is still available on our website! Purchase your copies. Plan for your Fall reading club or team training, purchase 10 or more copies and get the Launch Package which includes – – Free Leading with Honor 1-Page Mini Report – Discussion Guide for Groups – 6 Coaching Videos by […]

June 19, 2017

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On this day in leadership history, June 18th

On this day in 1977 in leadership history, Space Shuttle test model “Enterprise” carries a crew aloft for 1st time; it was fixed to a modified Boeing 747. It would be 4 years later before the official Space Shuttle takes off in 1981. What’s the leadership lesson? Whether it’s small wins or big wins as […]

June 18, 2017

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Happy Flag Day!

Great reminder from my friends and speaking client, Northwest Battle Buddies          

June 14, 2017

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Be aware of you and your team’s performance potential – see inside

What are the unique strengths and struggles for each of your team members? And how do they affect team performance and unity? Self-awareness is critical in today’s competitive marketplace. Take a moment and get a quick, free snapshot by taking the Leading with Honor Assessment. You may be surprised by the results – click here […]

June 13, 2017

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On this day in leadership history, June 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1987, Margaret Thatcher is 1st British Prime Minister in 160 years to win a third consecutive term. What’s the leadership lesson? As a leader, make sure that you’re winning for the right reason. Fame, glory, or a desire to win fade over time. Character and honor is a […]

June 11, 2017

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4 Defining Steps to Better Leadership Discipline

By Lee Ellis I really love summertime. But to be honest, it derails my sense of discipline. Perhaps it’s the additional summer activities or vacation time. This isn’t a guilt trip, but there are still worthwhile and sometimes difficult things that need to get done during the Summer, right? What can we do about it […]

June 7, 2017

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Guest Article – Art as a path to transformation

In this inspirational article by Brazilian friend and executive search consultant, Adriana Prates, she shares her unique stories and perspective on the impact that art has on each of one us in life, work, and leadership. She firmly believes that art is, par excellence, the place of knowledge, accomplishment and expression. How can you use […]

June 7, 2017

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A Lee Ellis FAQ on Courage

A Lee Ellis FAQ – “Courage is cited by the English author and management specialist, Simon Sinek, as the main requirement for inspired leadership. According to him, to lead is to have the nerve to risk your own neck, to take the first step and, therefore, influence teams. Do you agree with this point of […]

June 6, 2017

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Special Offer for our close friends and family through June 15th

A Special Offer for our close friends and family – from now through June 15th, take an extra 30% off any purchase in the Leading with Honor Online Store. Simply use coupon code “HONOR17” during checkout. Perfect gift for graduation season. And thank you for your faithful support of Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor! […]

June 5, 2017

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On this day in leadership history, June 4th

On this day in leadership history in 1924, an eternal light flagstaff was dedicated at Madison Square in New York City in memory of all New York soldiers who died in World War I. It still exists today. What’s the leadership lesson? In your work and leadership, intentionally commemorate special moments in history to help […]

June 4, 2017

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The updated Courage Challenge Card is here!

The updated Courage Challenge Card is here! Thousands of leaders are using this small card to help improve their communication skills. Download your free copy or purchase them in bulk in our Online Store.      

June 1, 2017

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