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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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On This Day in Leadership History for May 7, 2017

On this day in leadership history in 1941, Glenn Miller records “Chattanooga Choo Choo” for RCA. What’s the leadership lesson? In the midst of making and selling records for RCA, Glenn Miller was still able to focus on the love of making music! Remember to keep a core love of the work that you do […]

May 7, 2017

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Leading with Honor Freedom Package – Save 30% Off for a Limited Time

For a limited time, we’re offering the Leading with Honor Freedom Package @ 30% off that can be used as a personal study. 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. Includes the Leading […]

May 5, 2017

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Honoring and Remembering Col Leo Thorsnesss USAF (Ret) – 1932-2017

Please join Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team in expressing our thoughts and condolences for a fellow Vietnam POW who flew west this week, Colonel Leo Thorsness USAF (Ret). As part of the band of brothers in the Vietnam POW camps, Col Thorsness returned home with honor and continued to be an important […]

May 4, 2017

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Leading with Honor Coaching – Free Signup Offer

Each month, Lee Ellis shares a free ‘Leading with Honor Coaching’ video like the clip below, but it’s only available when you sign up to receive in your inbox. Click to Register or sign up at the bottom of our website, and please share with others! Thank you –  

May 4, 2017

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Carole Hickerson’s Inspirational Vietnam POW Story

Here’s an inspirational story for your Tuesday! When Carole Hickerson’s husband was missing in action during the Vietnam War, she started a movement of families frustrated by a lack of information on their missing loved ones. In fact, her husband Steve was the inspiration for the silhouette displayed in the POW-MIA Flag that is still […]

May 2, 2017

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