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On This Day in Leadership History, December 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1992, Clair George, former CIA spy chief, was convicted of lying to the U.S. Congress about the Iran-Contra affair. Two weeks later, U.S. President George H.W. Bush pardoned George. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders can make mistakes, but correct them quickly. Clair George – Wikipedia     […]

December 9, 2018

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Giving Back – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Giving Back Recommendation – Based in Washington, D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is the nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War. Please learn more about this worthwhile organization, and give a tax-deductible […]

December 6, 2018

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3 Ways to Avoid Being a Grinch Leader

<<<Watch this month’s free Leading with Honor Coaching clip on this topic – Sign up and get instant access. Your information is safe with us.>>> During this Christmas and Chanukah season, many of us are thinking about the special gifts that we hope to receive. But when it comes to giving the most important gifts, […]

December 4, 2018

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Commentary: Put the Civil Back in Civil Discourse

Here is another individual and leader calling for civility and civil discourse in public and private life. In this fantastic article below, Lt. Gen. Robert M. Shea, USMC (Ret.) shares his thoughts in Signal Magazine on how honorable leaders can create positive change around them. Please read and post your comments too – thank you […]

December 4, 2018

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Buy Both Books and Save 30% – See Inside

Save 30% during this year’s Christmas season when you buy both of Lee Ellis’ latest books, ‘Leading with Honor’ and ‘Engage with Honor’. Click to shop in the Online Store, and please tell others about this special offer – thank you!    

December 3, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, December 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1993, the space shuttle Endeavor blasted off on a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope. What’s the leadership lesson? Many leaders immediately want to move on the next new thing and forget to fix or maintain their last initiative or project. Honorable leaders cultivate the focus and […]

December 2, 2018

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Gaining Trust – What’s the one Question?

Asking this one question could help you earn trust at work – good advice from speaker and author, Gary Anderson. Please read on Linkedin and post your comments and experience below – thank you  

November 27, 2018

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Two-Book Package – Special Offer Inside

Save 30% during this year’s Christmas season when you buy both of Lee Ellis’ latest books, Leading with Honor and Engage with Honor. Click to shop in the Online Store, and please tell others about this special offer – thank you!    

November 26, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1976, O.J. Simpson (Buffalo Bills) ran for 273 yards against the Detroit Lions. He still holds the record for the single season yards-per-game average. What’s the leadership lesson? Skill and competence will get results, but character is still the foundational leadership attribute for getting long-term results and building […]

November 25, 2018

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Free Leading with Honor Report

Self-awareness is the foundational first step in personal and professional growth, and it’s the basis for all training and consulting that Leading with Honor does. As a free offer to our friends and colleagues, take the online Leading with Honor Report to get a snapshot of your leadership strengths and struggles – Click Here to […]

November 21, 2018

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New Interview – Blue Grit Radio

New Lee Ellis podcast interview on Blue Grit Radio! Lee goes in-depth with the host on new insights about his POW experience as well as leadership experience and insight that he’s learned over his 40+ year career. To listen, please click the orange play button below. Your comments are welcome below, too—please post them here […]

November 19, 2018

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Giving Back Spotlight – The Gary Sinise Foundation

  Lee believes deeply in giving back to the community. Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. Please know that a portion of Lee’s time and/or revenue are donated to veterans support organizations such as the Gary Sinise Foundation. They serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their […]

November 19, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1985, Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann’s 12-year National Football League (NFL) career. After his retirement from football, he went on to numerous jobs and business ventures over the last 30 years. What’s the […]

November 18, 2018

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Colin Powell Leadership Point

Do you agree with the Colin Powell leadership point? Let us know what you think below – thank you The principle is “Command is lonely”. “Harry Truman was right.  Whether you’re a CEO or the temporary head of a project team, the buck stops here.  You can encourage participative management and bottom-up employee involvement, but […]

November 15, 2018

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FAQ – most important leadership attribute

Leading with Honor FAQ – “What is the most important attribute of a good leader?” Lee’s Answer – “I would pick the healthiest person I can find. By healthy I mean a real, authentic self-confidence. Because healthy people are able to listen to other people’s ideas and are not threatened. If they’re healthy about themselves, […]

November 14, 2018

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Grateful for these Event Comments

These are the comments that you want to read from clients at a recent keynote speaking event – “Such an inspiration! I had chill bumps the entire time that he was talking!” “Most impressive speaker of the conference” “Mr. Ellis was my favorite from the entire conference. He was so inspiring!” “Outstanding! Incredibly inspirational! Wish […]

November 13, 2018

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Meet 5-Year Old Josh #VetsDay

Meet 5-year old Josh, Lee Ellis’ youngest supporter! This picture was taken after his appearance in his school’s Veterans Day program, and this talkative, energetic young man shares the POW story of Lee Ellis wherever he goes! Happy #VeteransDay from Leading with Honor #NeverForget      

November 12, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1940, the Jeep made its debut. Today, Jeep’s purpose and philosophy is rugged, off-road capability in all its vehicles. What’s the leadership lesson? Whether it’s a personal core identity or your organization’s identity, keep your purpose and philosophy clear, consistent, and the strategic basis for all decisions that […]

November 11, 2018

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