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Articles, News, and Media to encourage you as an honorable leader.

Mentor Leadership – How Leaders Can Make a Difference Everyday

In this brief segment of leadership coaching from Lee Ellis, he shares the important leadership principle of how leaders can make a difference in everyday tasks and decisions. This action forms the basis of becoming an honorable mentor leader! What does it take to help your team and organization go to the next level? When […]

August 16, 2018

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3 Critical Attributes of Mentor Leadership

My personal and professional mentor, Col Dick O’Grady USAF (1937-2018), had 3 critical attributes that sealed the deal for me as a growing leader. Besides our common values, he had these 3 fundamental (and somewhat paradoxical) characteristics – Courageous, confident, and humble. Dick was determined to live by the standards he promoted and that’s never […]

August 15, 2018

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Lincoln Leadership Attributes – A Case Study

After surveying hundreds of leaders about President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership ability to achieve great results amidst unbearably difficult circumstances, there were some tangible leadership attributes that rose to the top in Lee’s research. Leading with Honor’s “Leadership Balance Case Study” examines the unique results vs. relationships balance of this famous presidential leaders in U.S. history. […]

August 14, 2018

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Plan Your Team Training this Month!

Kids are back in school and Summer is beginning its transition. Now’s the time to prepare some team leadership development with Leading with Honor Group Training materials. Used as a self-study, we recommend the training set below for each team member and study as many of the 14 leadership lessons as you wish. It’s ready […]

August 13, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1937, Red Skelton appeared on network radio for the first time on the “Rudy Vallee Show” on NBC. Beloved my millions of people, he is still regarded as a mega-talent in the entertain industry. What’s the leadership lesson? Leadership influence can be narrowly defined as “persuasive power”, but […]

August 12, 2018

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Frequently Asked Question: “Why is leadership development important now?

Leading with Honor Frequently Asked Question: “Why is leadership development important now? Answer from Lee Ellis: “One of my Marine POW friends had an expression that “pain purifies.” There’s a lot of truth in that statement regarding leadership development. It’s not easy. If leadership development was easy, then everyone would wake up and do it […]

August 9, 2018

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Inspiration Leadership Clip – Photographer Dewitt Jones

The clip below from photographer Dewitt Jones is a breath of fresh air amidst the discouraging news headlines and demanding life challenges that we face everyday. There’s so much right with the world, too! Be encouraged as you watch below…    

August 7, 2018

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Coming Sep 5th! The Warrior Integration Symposium

There’s still time to register and attend the 5th Annual America’s Warrior Partnership Symposium on Sept 5th-7th in the Atlanta area. Lee is one of the keynote speakers—please learn more about the event below!      

August 6, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1833, the village of Chicago was incorporated. The population was approximately 250 people. By the time the 1890 census rolled around, there were over 1 million people. Today there is 2.7 million people. What’s the leadership lesson? Our tendency as humans is to live and work in the […]

August 5, 2018

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3 Leadership Characteristics of My Mentor, Col Dick O’Grady

<<<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.>>> By Lee Ellis What value would you place on your most treasured mentor leader? It could be a parent, teacher, coach, or any adult that made a significant impact. How […]

August 3, 2018

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What’s Your Leadership Tilt? Find Your Balance Inside

We’ve surveyed hundreds of leaders about their greatest leader, the most important natural behaviors beyond character and hard worker were Results and Relationships. Where do you tilt on the results and relationships scale? Check out this free infographic, and please tell others about it!    

August 2, 2018

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Full Employment Facts and Tips – How It Can Affect You

What’s the reality of a full-employment economy? I pulled these quick facts from Annie Lowrey’s article in The Atlantic: Full employment — that magical economic state, in which everyone who wants work has it, and at a good wage too — finally seems to be near. In much of Iowa, it already is. Out of […]

August 1, 2018

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Biography Clip – Denzel Washington

Interesting mini-biography clip on actor Denzel Washington. What leadership lessons can you learn from his life and career? Please watch and add your comments below – thank you      

July 31, 2018

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The 2018 EAA AirVenture – 10,000 Airplanes

My grandson Landon and I had a fantastic time at the Oshkosh EAA Airventure recently. More than 10,000 airplanes on one airfield. I love this F86-F jet and always wanted to fly it but was too young Haha. They had retired them all by the time I came onboard. Then I got the opportunity to […]

July 30, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, July 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1998, the United Auto Workers union ended a 54-day strike against General Motors. The strike caused $2.8 billion in lost revenues. What’s the leadership lesson? How can you, as an honorable leader, engage with your team or organization in an effective way so that poor communication, low productivity, […]

July 29, 2018

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Video Clip: Mastering the Leadership Skill of Results vs Relationships Balance

In this keynote clip from Lee Ellis, he shares a unique story of balancing getting results vs building relationships as a leader. If you want to be intentional about inspiring and retaining members of your team, you must learn to master this balance. Results vs Relationships balance is key indicator in the Leadership Behavior DNA […]

July 24, 2018

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The Civic Duty of Voting – Here’s Help

It’s election season again, and it’s a civic duty for the honorable leader to participate in the process. Rather than evaluate political candidates based on their latest political ads, how they’re portrayed by the media and their opponents, or even the design of their promotional signs, why not look and consider basic leadership attributes like […]

July 23, 2018

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The training implications of a full employment economy

(Lee Ellis’ Note: I wanted to highlight this recent article from The Atlantic because of its implication on how leaders plan ahead for personal professional development as well as team development. In this climate, employees have been able to demand higher wages, better working conditions, more generous benefits, training programs, and myriad other perks to […]

July 23, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, July 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1977, Tony Orlando announced his retirement from show business. His 1973 hit, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree”, is told from the point of view of someone who has done his time in the military but is uncertain if he will be welcomed home. Here’s […]

July 22, 2018

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