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How Leaders Blend Diverse Behaviors into a Common Culture

By Lee Ellis Think of the organizations that have strong connections with you—more than great service or products, you have a strong, emotional connection with them. To achieve this level of engagement, they’ve likely worked very hard to create an internal culture that reflects their external culture. Current Culture Examples I realized how popular the […]

March 19, 2018

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CSPs – a small but esteemed group of professionals

Trusting to hire someone else for your organization can be risky, but hiring a CSP (Certified Speaking Professionals) gives you more security and confidence. What is a CSP and why do only 1.5% of speakers worldwide have this designation? Please check out this link on our website.   Learn more about Lee Ellis keynote speaking.   […]

March 19, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1834, the first U.S. railroad tunnel was completed between Hollidaysburg and Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Driven through slate and lined with stone, the Staple Bend Tunnel was 901 feet long, 25 feet wide and 21 feet high and lined throughout with masonry 18 inches thick. It was for the Allegheny […]

March 18, 2018

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Fantastic Endorsement from NAVAIR Leadership Development

Very grateful for endorsements like this one from James Ward @ NAVAIR Leadership Development Programs Office, about the Leading with Honor message – “One of the Naval Air Systems Command Leadership Development Program’s keystone events is our leadership speaker series where we invite leaders with vast experience into the classroom to speak to our mid-to-senior […]

March 15, 2018

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Happy 45th Anniversary Operation Homecoming!

On March 14, 1973, my POW cell mates and I went to a storage room and picked up a shirt, slacks, and our first pair of shoes in more than five years. I looked over at Jim Warner and asked, “Jim is this the day?” He smiled with a big grin and replied, “Yes Leon, […]

March 14, 2018

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Need to get unstuck and produce results in leadership? 3 ways inside

Do you need to get unstuck and start getting results in both life and leadership? Lee suggests 3 ways below. Soft skills? Think again – see if you agree: Character provides the ideal and expected values and associated behaviors that will enable us to live and lead with honor. Given the right circumstances, this knowledge […]

March 13, 2018

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Leading with Honor Freedom Package – Save 30%!

For a limited time, we’re offering the Leading with Honor Freedom Package that can be used as a personal study at 30% off retail. Take one chapter at a time using the book and a study guide, and set your own pace to read about the 14 leadership lessons Lee learned through the crucible experience […]

March 12, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1990 in Chile, Patricio Aylwin was sworn in as the first democratically elected president since 1973. Despite resistance from elements of the Chilean military and government after his election, Aylwin was staunch in his support for the Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission which exposed the Chilean government’s brutalities. […]

March 11, 2018

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, March 9, 2018

“Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states, nor between classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts.” – Alexander Solzhenitsyn    

March 9, 2018

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Balancing Intuition and Strategy – Higher Thinking Article

In our western culture, leaders are generally driven by data and metrics in daily decision-making. The other side of the leadership equation, though, is a leader’s abstract intuitive skills. Lee dives into this topic—check it out on the CLA Higher Thinking Blog and comment on your experience too – thank you        

March 8, 2018

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The Career Path of Star Wars Creator, George Lucas

  Great leaders know that you can learn many valuable lessons from the journey of other leaders. In this interesting clip Star Wars creator, George Lucas, shares his academic and career path that led him to creating films. Please take a few minutes and let us know what you think –        

March 6, 2018

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3 Ways to Avoid a Bad Leadership Reputation

By Lee Ellis During his time as a political prisoner in the gulag of the Soviets, Alexander Solzhenitsyn came to a radical but revealing conclusion about the human problem of corruption and dis-honorable behavior – “Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states, nor between classes […]

March 5, 2018

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How to Press In and Press Through with Honor

We all have those moments where we have to “press in and press through” a situation and emerge on the other side with honor — smarter, stronger, and more grateful. Lee has created the new Resilience Checklist infographic to help pinpoint some of the 12 areas that you can strengthen in your personal development – […]

March 5, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 4th

On this day in leadership history in 1917, Jeannette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the House of Representatives. Rankin was also instrumental in initiating the legislation that eventually became the 19th Constitutional Amendment. She championed the causes of gender equality and civil rights throughout a career that spanned […]

March 4, 2018

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6 Ingredients of a Healthy Successful Organization

Want to know one of my client’s secret to success in his industry? It may surprise you. Here’s his “secret sauce”:   Get the right people. We need good people on our team. This is the starting place for success. Get the right people in the right roles/jobs. When a person’s talents, interests, and passions […]

March 3, 2018

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Two FAQs on Raising Children with Responsibility

  Lee Ellis FAQ – “How can I get my children to be more responsible and accountable?” Answer – “Give them responsibilities and challenges and allow them the opportunity to succeed or fail. Help them learn resilience by being independent and bouncing back from failures. I don’t think you can go wrong by following the […]

February 28, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1837, Thomas Davenport patented the first commercial electrical motor. There was no practical electrical distribution system available and Davenport went bankrupt. The leadership lesson? Timing is critical. An honorable leader seeks the wisdom to know when to move or wait, spend or save, motivate or challenge. Thomas Davenport […]

February 27, 2018

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Inspirational Video Clip – The Life of Leo Thorsness

We couldn’t think of a better clip to show than Fox News’ February 14th special segment describing the life and accomplishments of fellow Vietnam POW, Col Leo Thorsness. Please watch this inspirational clip on the Fox News website and share with others – thank you    

February 27, 2018

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Leading with Honor Products in Team Development

Our clients have found that going through Leading with Honor products as a team is the best way to experience and apply these leadership lessons. Buy Leading with Honor products in the Online Store in bulk and save 20% – please visit the link below to learn more Already purchased a product? Get support on […]

February 26, 2018

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Article – A Successful CEO’s Advice on Staff Development

By Lee Ellis Great organizations love to win and be the best in their industry, and any competitive edge makes that success more likely. The vision of smooth-running, efficient, innovative, profitable, adept organization captivates most leaders’ aspirations, and it’s natural to have those goals.  Not long ago after a speaking engagement, I enjoyed a corporate […]

February 20, 2018

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