“One key to successful leadership is continuous personal change. Personal change is a reflection of our inner growth and empowerment.” – Robert E. Quinn
What’s your opinion on this news item – “Delta’s Oil Refinery Earns Record Quarterly Profit”? Several year ago, Delta was criticized for diversifying their business into oil industry.Now it seems that their entrepreneurial creativity is paying off. How we can learn from this example? Please share your comments –
Lee was honored recently to meet Pat Danforth, retired National Sales Director of Mary Kay. Her husband Jim was a Vietnam War fighter pilot hero and instructor at SOS Command at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. They are amazing, influential leaders in their respective areas!
Lee will share his latest Leading with Honor Video Coaching clip next week. It’s only available via email—have you signed up? If not, click to sign up. And, please share your comments if you’re already getting them!
I had a fantastic experience with these Squadron Officer School (SOS) commanders and key staff at last weekend’s warrior symposium. It was such an honor to present my leadership stories and experience. Grateful for these honorable leaders!
Thanks to Terry for your enthusiastic review of Leading with Honor – “Unbelieveable what [the Vietnam POWs] had to endure and for so long! I learned a lot from this book.” Learn More
What are your natural leadership behaviors? How about your team? Lee Ellis has an entirely separate training services division called Leadership Behavior DNA™? Based on more than 30 years of research and experience in developing leaders, it focuses on some of the key behavioral issues of leadership, helping managers adapt their leadership style to help […]
On this day in leadership history in 1955, The Tappan Company introduced the microwave oven for home use. Just think how this product eventually revolutionized every home in America. How can you re-think a strategy or way of accomplishing your work that could change the trajectory of your goals? Step out of the day-to-day process […]
Time is approaching for Election Day 2015! How will you vote on your local, regional, and state elections this year? Download a free copy of the non-partisan Leading with Honor Voter Evaluation Guide to help you determine the best candidate for public office. And please share your comments in this forum on the most important […]
“You don’t inspire your teammates by showing them how amazing you are. You inspire them by showing them how amazing they are.” – Robyn Benincasa, World Champion Adventure Racer
Here’s the latest recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Obstacles Welcome: How to Turn Adversity Into Advantage in Business and in Life by Ralph de la Vega. In Obstacles Welcome, de la Vega recounts his journey as a young Cuban immigrant to president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. In 1962 at the age […]
What is your greatest fear in your work? What is the one thing that you don’t want others to know about you? Perhaps it’s burying past mistakes or poor decisions, or maybe you’re in a new leadership role where you feel ashamed or ill-equipped about your lack of formal education or work experience. If you […]
By Lee Ellis Sybil Bailey Stockdale, wife of CDR (later VADM) James Bond Stockdale (MOH) passed away on October 10, 2015 in Coronado, California. Her son Jim Jr. reported “she was at peace – without pain or fear.” In Chapter 6 of Leading With Honor, I highlighted her courage and resilience as founder and first […]
On this day in leadership history in 1977, Reggie Jackson tied Babe Ruth’s record for hitting three homeruns in a single World Series game. Jackson was only the second player to achieve this. Think you have a target goal that can’t be met or broken? Strategize, plan, execute, and do it with honor! 1977 World […]
Wow – we are so grateful for the leaders and teams downloading and distributing copies of The Honor Code in their organizations! In a simple yet impactful way, it shares 7 core behaviors for honorable leadership. Get your team on the same page, and download your free copy. If you’re already using The Honor Code, […]
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.” – Thomas Edison
Project Smart lists the “10 Ways to Inspire Your Team” – Have a clear goal with a reasonable approach to achieve it. Be enthusiastic about each person’s contributions. Wear your positive hat and leave the negative hat at home. Focus on the strengths of each person. Clear hurdles like a Super Hero. Get the slackers […]
Before those political ads start revving up again, cut through the rhetoric and evaluate the best public servant through the lens of character, courage, and competence. Download a free copy of the non-partisan ‘Leading with Honor Voter Evaluation Guide’ to help you determine the best candidate for public office. And, please share with others! What […]
Special thank you to Janis Steblay and Orbital ATK for their gracious endorsement the Leading with Honor message – “I have nothing but the highest compliments for Lee’s presentation–both for his keynote presentation and workshop training. Lee’s book and leadership model were an excellent addition to our Leadership Development program. His personal stories brought the […]
Let’s stop and take a moment to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. Whatever tenacity that it took Columbus to accomplish this voyage, we wish that same energy and drive for all leaders seeking to lead with honor! Columbus Day – Wikipedia