On this day in history in 1782, peace talks between British and American diplomats got underway in Paris earlier in May 1782 and continued into the fall. In September, the American negotiators (John Jay, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin) discovered that the French foreign minister had sent his secretary on a secret trip to London. […]
In this article, “16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do”, the Mark and Angel Hack Life Blog answer this base element of honorable leadership related to emotional intelligence and maturity – “So I was wondering, what do emotionally strong people NOT do? The reason I ask is that I’ve spent a lot of time implementing […]
On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, let’s remember the leadership and workers in retail today who are working long hours. Many of them are choosing to lead and serve with honor, and we’re grateful for these leaders today. Thank you retail service industry!
“A lie doesn’t become the truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good, just because it’s accepted by the majority.” – Unknown
Special thanks for these generous comments from Jerry Hendrix and Robert Stevenson, executive leaders at Mohawk Flooring, regarding Lee and Leading with Honor – “When faced with immense adversity, Lee Ellis turned what could have been devastating into an opportunity. In his book ‘Leading with Honor,’ he details a unique approach to leadership shaped by […]
There are so many opportunities during the holiday season to show gratefulness and appreciation as a leader. One of the best ways to focus on healthy engagement with all those you come in contact with on a daily basis. Time is the greatest asset that you can give others. Learn the art and science of […]
On this day in history in 1835, Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine, a creative invention that provided a practical solution. Leaders do this type of work everyday—finding creative ways to provides solutions to challenges and obstacles. Leaders—keep your mind open to new creative solutions as you work and lead!
A Frequently Asked Question from Lee Ellis – “What are some of the hardest parts about leading? As well as the most rewarding?” Answer: “I think I have a pretty clear picture about a lot of the issues of leadership. I haven’t seen a lot change in the last 20 or 30 years. A leader […]
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
In this short clip, Lee shares the wisdom of having a support team in life and leadership work. Why is it important, and what’s the criteria? Watch below and please share your comments!
The Latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf is The Advantage by Patrick Lenconi. Here’s a quick summary – “There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Patrick Lencioni argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know […]
Fill in the Blank – “One of the qualities that I’m most thankful for in my team at work, school, club, or church is ________________.” Please share your comments and answers by posting the comments section – thanks for sharing!
By Lee Ellis In Patrick Lencioni’s latest book The Advantage, he points out that in today’s competitive world a healthy organization is likely to be the greatest competitive advantage you can have. He’s right, so what exactly does that look like? Well, let’s take a closer look at the culture of an unhealthy organization. To […]
In this week of honoring veterans, we wanted to mention an organization that Lee gives a portion of his proceeds and time. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program’s mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with Services, and agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide Service members, Veterans, and Family members with transition […]
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
Special thanks to Francois de Moulliac, Managing Director, Denis Asia Pacific based in Singapore and France, for his generous endorsement – “Recently, Lee Ellis facilitated a leadership training event for 35 rather independent company managers, and I can speak on behalf of all our managers who were present in the meeting that each had a […]
Are you a leader that must frequently speak in front of groups? In this new article in the November 2014 issue of Speaker Magazine, Lee Ellis shares his personal insights on ways to “crack the emotional shell” of your audiences through lessons learned from senior POW leaders. Please download the article here and share what […]
By Lee Ellis As a veteran reflecting on Veterans Day, I think of the great sacrifices so many have made for the freedoms we often take for granted. Today is a day set aside for us to reflect on our Veterans and make sure they are not taken for granted. Because of work and my […]
One of Lee’s best interviews to date, here he talks with C-SPAN Co-Founder, Brian Lamb, on his journey from childhood to his current role as an author, teacher, and consultant on leadership and leading with honor. Click the caption below to watch, and please share!