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Quick Advice – Leadership Clarity Levels

Quick Coaching Advice – how can you get leadership clarity? There are 4 levels to consider—see which ones you’re currently doing on a regular basis: – 100,000-foot level. Clarity about mission, vision, and values is crucial to building a culture of synergy and accountability. Unless these are hammered out at the top and then pushed […]

September 18, 2019

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Giving Back – The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

Giving Back Spotlight – The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) – Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. VEO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sustainability. They provide a caring, supportive environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives by returning the dignity […]

September 17, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 15th

On this day on leadership history in 1949, “The Lone Ranger” premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto. What’s the leadership lesson? May we all be as consistently honorable as the Lone Ranger in our leadership work and relationships with others! Lone Ranger – Wikipedia    

September 15, 2019

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Less Turnover with Engaged Team – See Inside

Did you know for teams that are more engaged and understand their role and value, there is substantially less staff turnover. The new “Engage with Honor Group Training Guide” can help train your entire team by learning the Courageous Accountability Model. Learn more and download a free sample in the Leading with Honor Store – […]

September 9, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1966, NBC-TV aired the first episode of “Star Trek” entitled “The Man Trap”. That show was canceled on September 2, 1969 and re-launched as “Star Trek” a week later. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders have to objective to see if an idea or product still has potential. […]

September 8, 2019

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Coaching Clip with Dee Ann Turner – Leadership Clarity

In this interview clip, Lee and retired Chick-Fil-A Vice-President, Dee Ann Turner, discuss their lessons learned as it relates to leadership clarity and how we can apply a few tips to improve team dynamics and performance. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching – (you can expand the video below to full-screen) After watching, […]

September 8, 2019

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4 Levels to Improved Leadership Clarity with Dee Ann Turner

Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial for us. Clarity […]

September 8, 2019

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Good to Great – Looking Back at this Research

Do you remember what started to the whole “Good to Great” phenomenon with our friend Jim Collins? It’s always good to take a look back and re-learn what you learned in the past. Check out the foundational article on his website about how he started with 1,435 good companies, examined their performance over 40 years, […]

September 5, 2019

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Gaining courage in Challenging Conversations – Free Tool

How do you gain courage for those challenging conversations without withdrawing or dominating? The key is stay engaged and communicate with respect, love, confidence, yet humility. Leading with Honor has the perfect tool to help you called the Courage Challenge Card. Download your free copy or purchase copies for your entire team – check it […]

September 4, 2019

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Article – Lead Where You Are

Great article and reminder from our friends at WildSparq on “leading where you are.” Even if you haven’t attained your ultimate leadership goals yet, there’s power and influence today in leading where you are. Please check out the article on the WildSparq website and post your comments and thoughts too – thank you    

September 3, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1982, J.R. Richard returned to major league baseball after a two-year absence following a near-fatal stroke. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should soak up every new story of courage, patience, and resilience to later remember when you’re in a challenging situation. Honorable leaders can overcome anything! J.R. […]

September 1, 2019

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Elemendorf AFB and Leading with Honor

Such a great group of leaders at Elmendorf Air Force Base that are getting ready for deployment. We talked about the character, courage, and resilience needed to defend freedom in general. Grateful that they are so dedicated to their work and talents. Find out where Lee is speaking on the Speaking Page       […]

August 28, 2019

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3 quick leadership tips for senior leaders

3 quick tips for senior leaders: renew your value by sharing your legacy of experiences, battles, successes, and failures. Otherwise, future generations are doomed to repeat what you’ve already learned in your personal and professional life. Here are three unchanging principles that will renew leadership value for yourself and others – Preparation – Share it […]

August 28, 2019

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth” by Richard Boyatzis,  Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten. In this brand new book, the authors use rich and moving real-life stories, as well as decades of original published research on coaching and helping relationships, to […]

August 27, 2019

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An FAQ on leader focus for success

A ‘Leading with Honor’ FAQ – “Besides the foundations of character, courage, and commitment in leadership, what else should successful leaders be thinking about?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “You can’t do this alone. It’s too difficult. You need encouragement. You need people who will say, ‘Well, why would you want to do that?’ I could […]

August 26, 2019

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11 Sessions to a More Cohesive Team

The new “Engage with Honor Group Training Guide” is here! Designed as a self-study leadership development course for your team, go through the 11 Sessions that teach the Courageous Accountability Model. Learn more and download a free sample in the Leading with Honor Store    

August 26, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1975, Bruce Springsteen’s album “Born to Run” was released. He has recorded rock albums like this one as well as folk-oriented works, and his lyrics often address the experiences and struggles of working-class Americans. Springsteen has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million […]

August 25, 2019

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The Contagious Effect Of Good And Bad Leaders – Does it exist?

We love Jack Zenger! In this new article, he’s asking these very important questions – To what extent does a manager’s behavior impact the engagement of subordinates? How contagious is good or bad leadership? Does a senior boss’s bad leadership behavior impact only immediate subordinates, or does it keep cascading on down? Check out his […]

August 22, 2019

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