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How Leadership Behavior Can Affect Team Boundaries

A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing ploy to the young and restless, but instinctively it felt dangerous. Unfortunately, some people took the label seriously. In today’s culture, far too many people […]

February 19, 2019

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Special Thanks – American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Special thank you to Chad Worz, Pharm.D., BCGP, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, for his kind words about Lee’s recent Leading with Honor message at their event – “Colonel Ellis and his team were wonderful to work with in all facets of the keynote presentation. He exudes strength, class, integrity and honor […]

February 19, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 17th

  On this day in leadership history in 1924, swimmer Johnny Weissmuller set a world record in the 100-yard freestyle. He did it with a time of 57-2/5 seconds in Miami, FL. What’s the leadership lesson? How do you think that Johnny was able to achieve this goal? What fears and doubts did he have […]

February 17, 2019

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How to Press In and Press Through as Leaders

  Free Infographic! 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. We’ve created the free “Resilience Checklist” infographic to help pinpoint some of the 12 areas that you can strengthen in your personal […]

February 13, 2019

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CEO Shares How Transparency Helps Address Global ‘Crisis of Trust’

  Leader transparency can be a frightening proposition for any organization, a reality that isn’t lost on S.C. Johnson and his company. But at a time when stakeholders increasingly expect more candor from the world’s top companies, the upfront discomfort may well be worth it. Please read their article on the Triple Pundit website and […]

February 12, 2019

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Love Your Leaders – Special Offer Inside

  Send some love to your leaders or team this month with the 2-Book Leading with Honor book package. Save 30% instantly when you buy both Lee Ellis leadership books together – Check out the link in the Leading with Honor Store, or order from your favorite book retailer such as Amazon or Barnes and […]

February 11, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 10th

  On this day in leadership history in 1920, major league baseball representatives outlawed pitches that involve tampering with the ball. Do you want to be an honorable leader? Be fair and lead the right way so that your long-term legacy is secured. The basis for cheating is in self-doubt and lack of confidence.   […]

February 10, 2019

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, February 8, 2019

  “Remember, strategy is nothing more than intent. Strategy is monetized only when the right people do the right things at the right time. That’s called execution. Most businesses struggle with execution because they don’t have the right people doing the right things at the right time.” – Dan King      

February 8, 2019

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Securing Your True Leadership Self

  Last Fall I did a couple of blogs on core identity. This month, let’s focus on the core of our identity, which is more than your vocation or hobbies represented in the outer circles below—it’s the inner self that truly defines who you are:  Outward Confidence is Not Inner Confidence As a 24-year old […]

February 6, 2019

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4 Quick Leadership Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts

4 Quick Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts – These might be just what is needed to help take your fearful thoughts and actions captive and reach new milestones –   Fear is Normal—Learn to Proactively Manage It. We can train and equip ourselves to make logical choices that manage our fears (instead of our […]

February 6, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 3rd

  On this day in leadership history in 1862, Thomas Edison printed the “Weekly Herald” and distributed it to train passengers traveling between Port Huron and Detroit, MI. It was the first time a newspaper had been printed on a train. What’s the leadership lesson? As a leader, what is something in your everyday use […]

February 3, 2019

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Giving Back – Air Warrior Courage Foundation

Giving Back! One of Leading with Honor’s favorite nonprofit organizations in the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. It was formed by military aviators to “care for our own,” their mission and focus is on active duty, guard, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not […]

January 31, 2019

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Article – What’s Your Natural Behavior When Fear and Doubt Strike?

You’re in the midst of a situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s true with people, too. But honorable leaders see fear coming and know how to handle it, right? Regardless of your natural behavior, the biggest challenge for […]

January 29, 2019

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The Personality Trait That Makes People Feel Comfortable Around You

Do you anyone with positive “affective presence” that are easy to be around and oil the gears of social interactions? If so, they’re gold in a team or organization! How do they do it? And is it natural or learned behavior? Interesting article—please check it out on the Atlantic website and post your comments – […]

January 29, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, January 27th

  On this day in leadership history in 1888, The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, DC “to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge”. Today, National Geographic’s various media properties reach more than 280 million people monthly. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, make it a goal that your work tries to benefit […]

January 27, 2019

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Latest Book Recommendation – “No Matter What”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “No Matter What: The 10 Commitments of Accountability” by Sam Silverstein. This book starts with a simple “Yes” that forms a commitment you make to yourself and to the people around you. Rather than punitive and causing burden, it will help you harness the power of commitments […]

January 24, 2019

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Climbing Courage

4 Quick Points to Creating Courage

Looking how to have a boost of courage as you face some changes this year? Here are 4 points that Lee advises his clients to follow – let us know what you think: Believe. You must believe that your decision is the right thing to do and that you can do it. Believe in yourself, […]

January 23, 2019

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Praise for the Leading with Honor Message

So grateful for these comments from Craig Smith, Director of Business Development @ The Valero Texas Open about Lee’s keynote presentation at this event – “Lee did a masterful job of mixing real life experiences with humor in tailoring his message for an audience of 1,000. As he shared his story of courage and resiliency, […]

January 22, 2019

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Dr Martin Luther King Message on Civility

  We’re re-posting this article from Lee Ellis written last year on the life and dedication of Dr Martin Luther King in the art and discipline of civility. Remembering this special leader and honoring his contribution to our society – Please Read in this blog and post your comments.    

January 21, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, January 20th

  On this day in leadership history in 1801, John Marshall was appointed chief justice of the United States. Early in his career, it said that Marshall was noted for his good humor and black eyes, which were “strong and penetrating, beaming with intelligence and good nature” but his direct nature in communicating and legal […]

January 20, 2019

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