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2 Areas of Leadership Struggle and How to Conquer Them

Think it’s only good to focus on your strengths as a leader? Think again. Managing struggles is just as important. When identifying and determining personal struggles, we categorize them into two main groups –   Lack of Talent. For example, accounting requires accuracy and detail, while outside sales requires a talent for being a spontaneous […]

November 13, 2019

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How Did Natural Behavior Affect POW Life? See Inside

Grateful for strategic partners like DNA Behavior below. Together, we’re helping leaders around the world know themselves and their teams better… #HumanBehavior #LeadershipBehaviorDNA Please read my guest article on the DNA Behavior website, and please post your personal comments below.     

November 12, 2019

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Endorsement and Praise from NAVAIR

So thankful for comments like this from James Ward, Program Manager and Facilitator, NAVAIR Leadership Development Programs Office, on a recent leadership training session led by Lee – “After having Col. Ellis join us for the Naval Air Systems Command Leadership Development Program’s keystone event, we were able to see his power as a speaker. […]

November 12, 2019

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Announcing the Release of “Tap Code”

Today is the book release of my friend and fellow POW, Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, titled “Tap Code”. On this special Veterans Day, please take a moment read his harrowing story below and learn more about his new book at your favorite book retailer. Happy Veterans Day to all veterans, and thank you for your […]

November 11, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 10th

On this day in leadership history in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors in Washington D.C. This 2-acre memorial displaying 58,320 names, including eight women. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should visit and spend time there when they can. It’s worth remembering the price paid in the name and virtue of […]

November 10, 2019

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Remembering November 7th – POW Shoot Down and Capture

  It was 4:00 PM, November 7, 1967 when Captain Ken Fisher and I rolled our F-4C Phantom jet into a dive-bomb pass that would forever alter our lives. Swooping downward our bird’s turned-up wingtips, elevated tail, and deafening roar, must have resembled a high-tech version of a pre-historic pterodactyl.  Plunging toward the gunners below […]

November 7, 2019

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Two Leadership Struggles that Make You More Confident

Who doesn’t love a confident, engaging, thoughtful leader? We all need to believe in ourselves, but the reality is that we’re most healthy and self-aware when we accept our imperfections and struggles. Not convinced? Here’s my persuasive argument based on years of experience. Watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching, and then continue with the […]

November 6, 2019

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Coaching Clip: Two Leadership Struggles that Make You More Confident

As people and leaders, we naturally gravitate to focus on our strengths at the expense of ignoring our struggles. Based on Lee’s years of leadership coaching and consulting, he challenges this tendency by sharing some tips to naturally balance both areas to become a more confident, honorable leader. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor […]

November 6, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 2002 at Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, 777 people assembled a 58,435 square foot jigsaw puzzle with 21,600 pieces. What’s the leadership lesson? What would it take for you to rally your team to achieve a seemingly insurmountable goal? Honorable leaders have learned the natural influence to […]

November 3, 2019

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Alert: Your Brain is Due for an Update

Timely reminder from Ralph de la Vega to “update our brains” meaning that most leaders reliably operate on facts. But facts age over time and unless we update what’s in our brain, what we think to be true may no longer be so. That’s as dangerous as operating without facts at all. Please take a […]

October 31, 2019

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What’s the first step in Courageous Leadership?

Before leaders and teams can connect or collaborate, did you know that the first step is clarity? It makes sense, but clarity take conscious effort and repetition. Here are the 4C’s for courageous leadership and please share to help others! The 4C’s are covered more in-depth in Lee’s book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture […]

October 30, 2019

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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 […]

October 29, 2019

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Coming in 2020! The Primer on Discovering Natural Talents

Grounded in statistical research and supported by data from millions of clients and more than 45 years of workplace experience, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie reveal their personal stories and experience on how they’ve successfully helped organizations achieve their goals by applying practical insights on human design. Preorder Your Copy on Amazon   “…There are […]

October 28, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 27th

On this day in leadership history in 1858, Roland Macy opened Macy’s Department Store in New York City. It was Macy’s eighth business adventure, the other seven failed. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders keep going and don’t give up. Macy’s History – Wikipedia      

October 27, 2019

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, October 25, 2019

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi   (quote taken from the upcoming 2020 book release from Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie entitled Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences)    

October 25, 2019

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Servant Leadership in Action – EMBA Mentorship Program

I (Lee) am very proud to be a member of CEO Netweaver organization for more than ten years. Read how executives with CEO Netweavers serve as mentors to Kennesaw State EMBA students and provide them with practical advice to help advance their careers. I’ve mentored three EMBA students and served on an Inflection Point Panel […]

October 24, 2019

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Which Self-Study Training for Your Team?

Our self-study training guides are being used by some fantastic groups right now to train their teams on the essence and method for honorable leadership. Choose the one that fits your team goals the best—bulk discounts available – Visit the Leading with Honor Store below for details    

October 21, 2019

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Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn from Two Diverse Presidents

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of their political persuasion, do historically successful presidential leaders have common natural talents and traits?  More specifically, let’s compare presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief look […]

October 20, 2019

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Giving Back Spotlight – Yellow Ribbon

Leading with Honor is proud to give our time, attention and support to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Their mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with Services, and agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide Service members, Veterans, and Family members with informational events and activities, referrals, and proactive outreach services […]

October 19, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 20th

On this day in leadership history in 1947, Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry. What’s the leadership lesson? Especially in a work culture that’s free and open, honorable leaders must be aware of negative influences that would threaten a healthy […]

October 18, 2019

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Exciting New Endorsement – See Inside

We couldn’t be more excited about Lee’s upcoming 2020 book release called Leadership Behavior DNA – here’s what our friend Richard Boyatzis, Co-author of the international best seller, Primal Leadership and the new Helping People Change, has to say about it – “…There are few that have made significant strides on making knowing yourself operational […]

October 17, 2019

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