A Frequently Asked Leadership Question from Lee Ellis

A Frequently Asked Leadership Question from Lee Ellis – “When the pressure is on, I’m tempted to lie or withhold information to make me look better. How can I combat this integrity issue?” Answer – “After leading and managing people for more than 40 years, I can assure you that lying or misrepresenting the facts […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 29, 2015

Let’s never forget that leadership comes in all shapes and sizes. On this day in 1987 in leadership history, Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 at Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI. Are you trying to pin down a giant in your […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life”

Here’s the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life by Robert and Lyn Turknett. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of CEOs, managers and teams, this husband-and-wife team provides both the inspiration and the tools to help […]

Impressive Students Leading the Way – Honoring Vietnam POWs

During the Nam POW reunion at the Wyndham River walk Hotel San Antonio, Lee and Mary took time to visit with five history students and their teacher Coach Bryan Degner from Boerne (TX) Middle School North. They are preparing for state competition in a history project and have already done considerable research on the POW […]

Giving Back Spotlight – The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Lee believes deeply in giving back to the community, and he and his wife Mary are longtime supporters of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Deployment and mobilization can be a very stressful time for service members and their families—in particular, multiple deployments as they’re experiencing today. The Yellow Ribbon Program’s mission is to assist, collaborate, […]

Lee Presents at the Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Lee had the honor of presenting his experience and expertise to 250 members of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta this week. He’s pictured here with club president, Robin Frazer Clark. Many of their members are also former Vietnam veterans. We’re so grateful that this regional legal community is seeking to lead with honor and character! […]

May I Join You for Spring Break? Thanks for the Invite – See Inside

Need an interesting book to listen while on the road during Spring Break? Leading with Honor is available as an audio book narrated by Lee Ellis, or you can download it on Audible. In his own words, listen as he shares the stories of his POW experience, and soak in a life and leadership lesson […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 22, 2015

On this day in 1872, Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment. To be a leader, most of the time you must be the first one to take action on any issue. What honorable issue have you been waiting for someone else to say or do first? Maybe you should be […]

Avoiding the Hiring Nightmare: Tactics for Hiring the Best Employee

By Lee Ellis The employee-hiring process always has the potential to be a stressful one. Hire the wrong person, and it causes lost time and money for the organization. Hire the right person though, and team momentum and getting results get a huge boost. Here’s a step-by-step list* for all leaders to consider as you […]

How to Help Your Employees Be Happier

How much should you care about happiness in the workplace? Should nurturing happiness be a part of your job description? On a -5 to +5 misery/happiness scale should you spend a lot of effort trying to move unhappy people from a -5 to a -2? Or should you get serious and try to move people […]

Thanks to Duke Energy for Seeking to Lead with Honor!

Special thanks to Jeffrey J. Lyash, Executive Vice President – Energy Supply, Duke Energy, for his kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “Duke Energy and Progress Energy recently merged, bringing two of the best electric utilities in the country into one organization. During this process, it became evident early on that we […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 15, 2015

On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage. As a leader, consider the bravery, intent of purpose, and sense of satisfaction in accomplishing his goals. May we all be as focused on achieving our goals and purpose as this Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer! Christopher Columbus – […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” – George Bernard Shaw