Today is Pay Day! If you’re the leader of your team or organization, how do you feel on pay day? Is it just another day, or is it an opportunity to thank your staff or a job well done? Please share any leadership-related ideas that you use in conjunction with this regular occurrence.
On this day in leadership history in 1645, American Indians and the Dutch made a peace treaty at New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam later became known as New York. Have you thought about the impact and legacy of your work 50, 100, or 200 years from now? Your vision and goals may have a much larger […]
“Live less out of habit and more out of intent.” – Unknown
It’s very fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean that the basic principles of leadership itself must change? This very insightful article below from McKinsey and Company shares “When to Change How You Lead”. Click to read and share your comments here –
Need your family, team, or organization to sing from the same sheet of music? A clear, solid set of values helps! Download your complimentary copy of “The Honor Code – 7 Core Behaviors for Honorable Leadership”, and share what you think is the most important core behavior on this list in this forum.
Are you frustrated by a lack of accountability in your personal profession or companies and organizations that you interact with on a regular basis? What’s the danger when fear takes over? This interview with Lee Ellis highlights a great example of (1) the problem and (2) suggested solutions for leaders. Please listen and share!
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On this day in leadership history in 1970, U.S. swimmer Gary Hall broke three world records at the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) outdoor swimming meet, held in Los Angeles, CA. Do you think that you have to be at the pinnacle of your profession to achieve your goals? Think again! Start where you are, be […]
Coming up on Friday, September 25th! Produced as a leadership training experience via Simulcast, Honor2Lead is a live opportunity for leaders to learn, develop values in their organizations, and strengthen their resolve to become more ethical leaders in their chosen fields of influence. Learn more about having your team or organization participate in this inaugural […]
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” – Brene Brown
Here is the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Son of a Soldier: Success is Not a Snapshot of Where You Are but Measured by the Obstacles You’ve Overcome by Eddie Williams. More than being a child of a military parent, this book intimately shares his challenging experiences as a young, mixed race boy growing […]
We often read or hear in the media about leaders whose lack of courage reaped painful consequences. But these “spectacular” failures are just the tip of the iceberg. Doubts and fears of a much smaller magnitude have caused legions of leaders to fail in less obvious ways. Although these failures don’t make the newspapers, they […]
Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor are so grateful for these special words from Debra Minotti, President of Operation Exodus USA – “I am personally inspired and challenged by the stories and leadership lessons in Col. Ellis’ book, Leading with Honor. I’ve also given a copy to all of my national directors, and I’m recommending […]
On this day in leadership history in 1960, the free-fall world record was set by Joseph Kittinger. He fell more than 16 miles (about 84,000 feet) before opening his parachute over New Mexico. Records are made to be broken! If you’re in a particular industry, why not be the best? Do it honorably.
Think of some of the best companies that you’re interacted with in the past. What makes them stand out? And does honorable leadership play a role? Lee Ellis shares “6 Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World” in the SlideShare presentation below. Please read and share your comments in this forum […]
“Good teams are committed to the team mission and to each other personally. Good leaders inspire and build this commitment and trust.” – Lee Ellis
This morning on Fox and Friends with Brian Kilmeade, Lee Ellis brings truth to light on the recent claim that the POW/MIA Flag is “racist” in its nature and origin. Nothing like having a leader that actually experienced this period in history to set the record straight! Please watch and share your thoughts – Link […]
So, will automated and robotic technology eventually replace most work done by humans? This article on Fortune.com, “Humans are Underrated”, gives some insight into the future where a leader’s “soft skills” of character, discernment, and strategic decision-making are more important than ever. What do you think? Please read and share in this forum –
Leadership FAQ from Lee Ellis: “How many of your leadership lessons learned were due to formal training versus simply watching and observing other leaders?” Answer: “In my Vietnam POW Camp experience, I’m watching different styles of leadership, as a junior-ranking guy, and watching how different people respond in different ways. They say values are more […]
This funny clip proves that you can be an “unintended leader” at some point or another! What’s the lesson learned? Somebody is always watching and following you whether you think that you’re a leader or not. Would you agree? Leading with Honor – The Book