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3 Quick Leadership Discernment Tips

When listening and observing words and actions in a local team or our national spectrum, we must recognize as honorable leaders that there’s some truth in every angle, but not all the groups in these instances are driven by pure motivations. Many people are distorting real issues to lead good people and naïve leaders into […]

August 12, 2020

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Successful Mentor/Mentee Story – see inside

What a great story on the story of a mentor/mentee relationship from an Executive Director at the Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM). As honorable leaders, let’s commit to replicate this idea as we interact with others – Read the entire story on the CEO Netweavers website below. After Working 30 Years, I Got My EMBA […]

August 11, 2020

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Webinar Invitation – How to Be a Resilient Leader in a Crisis

Reserve your seat today! How to Be a Resilient Leader During A Crisis Commander Mary Kelly USN (ret) talks with Colonel Lee Ellis, USAF (ret), author of ‘Leading With Honor’ Totally free, but you need to register! Wednesday, August 19, 2020 12 PM EST | 10 am MST Register Here      

August 10, 2020

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Back to School 99 Cent Special

It’s back to school, and students need leadership wisdom too! has selected ‘Leading with Honor’ for their Kindle Monthly Deals for the month of August! For a limited time, get the kindle edition for only 99 cents. Click to purchase your copy on      

August 10, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1974, U.S. President Richard Nixon formally resigned. Gerald R. Ford took his place, and became the 38th president of the U.S. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders have the confident humility to lead and train a #2 that can step into their role at any time. Gerald Ford […]

August 9, 2020

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Coaching Clip – How to Refine Your Leadership Discernment

Whether you’re listening to the news, reading social media, or navigating through organizational culture, leadership discernment is needed now more than ever. What are the 3 things that Lee recommends that all leaders do as they watch and listen? Watch this brief 3-minute Leading with Honor Coaching video – (video won’t play? Click this link […]

August 6, 2020

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7 Core Behaviors for Creating Leadership Boundaries

Need some clear ethical boundaries for your team or organization? core behavioral reminders for being civil in your personal and professional life? Here are 7 core behaviors to lead and work with honor. For example, article #2 says, “Be ethical. Operate within the laws of the land, the guidelines of your profession, and the policies […]

August 4, 2020

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How to Discern a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: 3 Leadership Tips

Have you ever noticed that things are not as they seem? The deeper context of some recent volatile situations brings to mind the powerful image in the age-old statement about the wolf in sheep’s clothing. It came to me again this morning as I was doing a weekly reading in Essays on Ethics by Rabbi […]

August 3, 2020

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Leading with Honor – August Kindle Deal! has selected ‘Leading with Honor’ for their Kindle Monthly Deals for the month of August! For a limited time, get the kindle edition for only 99 cents. Click the link below and find it in the Business and Money section – Shop on Kindle Monthly Deals      

August 3, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1938, bright yellow baseballs were used in a major league baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. It was hoped that the balls would be easier to see. What’s the leadership lesson? It’s okay for honorable leaders to try a new idea; then if […]

August 2, 2020

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Free Webinar Replay – “The Leadership Behavior DNA Game Show!”

Free Webinar Replay – in this latest fun and fast-paced event, we took leadership human behavior and applied it to real-life scenarios. How can polar opposites, Tom and Jen, get along better and manage their differences? How can you better relate with a demanding, results-focused leader? How do you fix a team that’s out of […]

July 30, 2020

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Special Endorsement from Brazil

Thank you Tobias Maag, CEO of Sencopar, São Paulo, Brazil for your enthusiastic words about the new book ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’ – “This book draws out that focusing on your strengths alone is not enough. The reader will learn about the relevance of managing struggles, as they are strengths overplayed that can quickly derail performance. […]

July 29, 2020

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The Latest Book Recommendation – “How Full Is Your Bucket”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “How Full Is Your Bucket” by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton. How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person — your spouse, best friend, coworker, or even a stranger — “fill your bucket” by making you feel more positive? Or did that […]

July 28, 2020

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Final Call! Join us tomorrow

Final Call! Join us tomorrow for the webinar “The Leadership Behavior DNA Game Show” This fun and educational webinar is a fast-paced game show format to walk through real-life scenarios to apply your leadership behavioral knowledge. How can colleagues Tom and Jen better manage their differences? How do you fix a team that’s out of […]

July 27, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, July 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1945, Winston Churchill resigned as Britain’s prime minister. What were his leadership strengths and struggles? Here’s a brief 4-minute look at his history and leadership legacy – Winston Churchill – Wikipedia          

July 26, 2020

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Coaching Clip – The Paradox of Leadership and New Mindsets

Need a quick leadership tip? Watch as Lee Ellis shares the important leadership principle of adopting new mindsets and successfully leading in paradoxical settings. Sign up to received monthly coaching in your inbox – Click for Free Registration            

July 23, 2020

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Measuring the Return on Character – Does It Work?

When we hear about unethical public figures or executives whose careers have gone down in flames, it’s sadly unsurprising. Hubris and greed have a way of catching up with people, who then lose the power and wealth they’ve so fervently pursued. But is the opposite also true? Do highly principled leaders and their organizations perform […]

July 22, 2020

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The Five A’s of Aviator Personality

Here’s a Leadership Behavior Question – ever wonder the type of military pilot that’s protecting our skies? Or do you naturally have what it takes to fill this role? Using a sample of 376 retired military aviators, RPWs and controls (a control group of Naval aviators that matched the age/experience of the RPW group), personality […]

July 21, 2020

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Leadership Behavior DNA Game Show – Your Invitation

New Online Event – join us on July 28th for the “Leadership Behavior DNA Game Show – Learn and Win Prizes” Knowledge of human behavior means nothing if you can’t apply it in day-to-day relationships. Join this fun and educational webinar where we’ll use a fast-paced game show format to walk through real-life scenarios. How […]

July 20, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, July 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1985, Christa McAuliffe of New Hampshire was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the space shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded the following year. What’s the leadership lesson? Even when not knowing the future, honorable leaders choose courage and some risk […]

July 19, 2020

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