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10-Piece Toolkit to Help You Engage in the Leadership Battle

A 10-Piece Toolkit to Help You Engage in the Leadership Battle – this month, save more than 20% off publisher’s retail on all Leading with Honor products and receive 10 additional leadership tools when you buy books from our online store! Check out the details in the Online Store, and please consider Leading with Honor […]

November 13, 2017

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1912, British explorer Robert Scott’s diary & body found in Antarctica. He led two expeditions to the Antarctic and was famously beaten to the South Pole by 33-34 days by Roald Amundsen in 1912. Scott and his team members died on their return from the pole from a […]

November 12, 2017

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Happy Veterans Day and a Special Video Clip

Happy Veterans Day to the brave military men and women who currently serve or have served our nation. We are honored to announce the release of this new video clip from USAF PACE Profession of Arms Center of Excellence memorializing Captain Lance P. Sijan. In this clip, PACE shares the story of Lance’s shoot-down, capture, […]

November 11, 2017

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Today’s Veteran Highlight – Former POW Orson Swindle

Orson Swindle, a decorated Vietnam War prisoner of war, was interned as a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam after he was shot down on November 11, 1966, and was held until his release on March 4, 1973. Swindle served over twenty years as a Naval Aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, and he retired […]

November 10, 2017

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Today’s Veteran Highlight – Former POW Smitty Harris

Such an important leader and friend in Vietnam POW history, (then) Captain Smitty Harris is a legendary figure to all POWs. The year before I arrived in the camps, most of the POWs living at the Briarpatch, a camp near the mountains outside Hanoi, were stricken with beriberi. Smitty had to walk on the cold […]

November 9, 2017

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Leading with Honor Reader Testimonial

So grateful for testimonies like this one from a ‘Leading with Honor’ reader – “Great lessons about leadership and resiliency coupled with the endured hardships from being a POW. Lee Ellis did a tremendous job drawing opportunities to learn, grow and develop in multiple facets from such dire circumstances. Highly recommend this book and I […]

November 9, 2017

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Today’s Veteran Highlight – Former POW Ken Fisher

I’m thankful today for Ken Fisher, my fellow crewman, aircraft commander, cellmate and senior ranking officer (SRO) for more than three years and cellmate for close to five years for his friendship and courageous leadership in very tough times. I grew as a man and as a human being following his example. Also, a big […]

November 8, 2017

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Jim Collins and Chief Executive Network

Had a special time sharing the Leading with Honor message at the Chief Executive Network’s conference last week to more than 300 CEOs. Author and speaker, Jim Collins, also presented at this event. So grateful for Jim’s humble dedication to helping leaders and companies go from good to great. Learn more about Jim’s work and […]

November 8, 2017

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15 Ways to Spot Great Leaders – Check out this List

From our friend, author, and speaker, Mary Kelly – she offers “15 Ways to Spot Great Leaders” from her latest book, Why Leaders Fail and the 7 Prescriptions for Success. Please review this list, see if you agree, and add to her list: They remind others 24 hours in advance of planned meetings, phone calls, […]

November 7, 2017

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New Lance Sijan Video Biography – “Unbroken Will”

Happy Veterans Day Week to the brave military men and women who currently serve or have served our nation. We are honored to announce the release of this new video clip from USAF PACE Profession of Arms Center of Excellence memorializing Captain Lance P. Sijan. In this clip, PACE shares the story of Lance’s shoot-down, […]

November 6, 2017

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Choosing to Win the Battle for Honor: 3 Leadership Mantras

<<<Sign up to watch the free Leading with Honor Coaching video on this topic. Instant Access and a new coaching clip each month in your inbox.>>> Whether we’re tuned into the evening news, cable channels, the local paper, or social media, the barrage of dis-honorable behavior can be overwhelming. It seems that everywhere we turn, […]

November 6, 2017

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Saying Thanks with Leading with Honor

Say thank you this season by giving ‘Leading with Honor’ to other leaders. Save 20% of more when our bulk savings packages – Shop in our Online Store for details.      

November 6, 2017

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 5th

Today in leadership history in 1935, Parker Brothers launches the game of Monopoly. Monopoly has become a part of international popular culture, having been locally licensed in more than 103 countries and printed in more than thirty-seven languages. What’s the leadership lesson? Think of the tremendous value in having fun while learning personal or professional […]

November 5, 2017

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What’s a CSP? See Inside

How many speakers have you heard that are CSPs (Certified Speaking Professionals)? Six years ago, I knew nothing about this designation. I share more about it in this quick clip.  And, read more on on our CSP webpage.      

November 2, 2017

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The 12-Point Resilience Checklist – Wisdom from the POW Camps

Resilience was a matter of life and death as Vietnam POWs. For our families back home, resilience was the only way they could have a life. What are the critical points of resilience that are needed during challenging times to conquer and emerge with victory? Here are my 12 points—hope they’ll help you too – […]

October 31, 2017

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11 Ways that Honorable Leaders Beat the Monday Blues

11 Ways that Honorable Leaders Beat the Monday Blues* – if you’re leader or even part of a team, be the first to break through that traditional Monday cycle. Here are a few tips: Identify the problem. Prepare for Monday on Friday. Make a list of the things that you’re excited about. Unplug over the […]

October 30, 2017

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1974, Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application in the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders must enact their own personal anti-discrimination principles into everyday work so that they’re fair and objective. Focus on the important aspects of the people […]

October 29, 2017

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3 Natural Ways to Lead Higher in the Frenzy

Is your life as busy as mine? Busy can be a relative term; but I know most of us work and live at a very fast pace, and we must lead with honor in the midst of the activities of the day. I attribute my success and positive outlook in my busy schedule to the […]

October 24, 2017

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Lee’s Coaching Clip on a Support Team – Watch Inside

Do you need a wingman to watch your six o’clock in life and leadership? You bet you do! Watch Lee’s advice in this quick clip – Purchase your copy of Lee’s award-winning book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from Hanoi Hilton. Visit our Store or your favorite book retailer such as Amazon or Barnes and […]

October 24, 2017

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