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Former POWs and Aviators Meet in Atlanta for Reunion

Last Saturday, we had a Tet Luncheon for former POWs in the Atlanta area and also invited other aviator friends from the Vietnam War. It was a great get together and many good stories were shared. The Tet Offensive was one of the largest military campaigns of the Vietnam War, launched on January 30, 1968, […]

4 Traits of “Invisible” People—And Why Your Organization Needs Them

Want less drama in your work as a leader? Hire some “invisible” people. A new book profiles ambitious professionals who find the most satisfaction in work that is critical to their organization’s success, but goes largely unnoticed by the public. Read about the “4 Traits of ‘Invisible’ People in Your Organization” and why they’re critical […]

What’s your definition of a leader? How do you effectively confront and conquer doubts and fears on a consistent basis in life and work? Lee shares his answers in this new, in-depth interview.

Recently, Lee had a great conversation on a Webcast sponsored by the Profitability Revolution Paradigm, an organization dedicated to helping small business owners grow and develop. There are so many great points in this segment on the principles of honorable leadership, and it’s our honor to share it with you. Please share it with someone […]

Why is Truth So Important for Personal and National Freedom? Leaders Must Confront Motives and Actions for Long-Term Success

(Note: this editorial was originally posted in the July 4th edition of the San Diego Union – click this link to view the original article.) During this important season of celebrating our nation’s independence, think about the many courageous stories throughout history that contributed to the freedoms that we enjoy today. They serve as our collective […]

Leader and Gen. Robinson Risner Rose To Torturous Challenge As POW

Investors Business Daily editor, Bucky Fox, shares his in-depth article about POW leader and hero, Gen. Robbie Risner (1/16/1925-10/22/2013). Lee and others share their thoughts and overall impact that this leader and man had on their lives as Vietnam POWs and beyond. Please read about this important page in history – Click Here Also, please […]

“Don’t Get Mad: Get Even-Keeled” – How to Give/Receive Criticism That’ll Help You Grow as a Leader

Emotional fluctuations we experience in intimate relationships can often take similar form in the workplace. Criticisms are communicated as personal attacks, rather than concerns to be addressed. Daily irritations fuel disgust, sarcasm, and contempt. These situations result in defensiveness, dodging of responsibility, and a passive resistance that comes from feeling unfairly treated. Harry Levinson, a […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee Ellis’ Bookshelf – “Courage” by Gus Lee

In this guide to doing the right thing, ethicist Gus Lee presents a self-help approach to solving hard-edged problems. The key to effective leadership, he argues, is “principled conduct under pressure”—in short, courage. While courage is hardly the one-size-fits-all magic bullet that Lee envisions, much of his advice is valuable, particularly that dealing with communication, […]

Human Resources, Training, and Consulting Professionals – Join Lee as part of HR.com’s “Developing Organizational Leadership Capabilities Virtual Conference” Series on Monday, July 14th at 11:00am EST

The most effective leadership is to achieve the mission (get results) and take care of the people (build relationships). But the reality is that most people are naturally equipped to do only one of these well. In this online webinar session sponsored by HR.com, Lee will review eight categories (factors) of natural behavior and see […]