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by Lee Ellis, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) sharing his 40+ years of stories, experience, and expertise

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What is the Mission of Leading with Honor®?

The goal isn't perfect leadership, but it's agreeing that we all want to authentically lead with honor. We help leaders grow in character, courage, and commitment and learn new skills based on their natural behavior that will help them develop the next generation in the areas of responsibility, accountability, and resilience.

We believe you can do it, and we can help.


Character is about integrity, truthfulness, keeping your promises, treating others fairly, and being authentic in day-to-day leadership while avoiding deceit and duplicity.

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Courage is essential to everything that leaders do. Without it, fear and doubt take over and you will not be able to sustain your character and consistently engage challenges.

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Commitment is about consistently fulfilling your responsibilities, doing your duties, and following through on your assignments and agreements.

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Through a proven method of leadership development training based on principles learned in some of the most challenging circumstances of POW life, people will learn how to become authentic and courageous leaders. We have more than 25 years experience in the research, development, and deployment of leadership development resources including behavioral assessments.


Each coaching and training session is custom tailored to work with your unique corporate culture to determine the best course of action for success.

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Lee Ellis is a world-renowned presenter, sharing his experiences with audiences on the topics of leadership, courage, & character development.

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From books to videos to immersive training materials, Leading with Honor Products use the power of story and practical experience to train leaders.

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In Engage with Honor, Lee Ellis shares the consequences of a lack of accountability in our culture and how you can confidently apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as a leader.

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