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The Number 1 Sign of High Intelligence

This is what the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, looks for when he wants to know if someone is really smart. And notice the interesting comment about “strong opinions lightly held.” It takes a mature, confident leader to do this important trait—see if you agree Please Read this article on the Inc.com website, and share your […]

November 8, 2018

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Leading with Honor Tip – 4 Core Identity Components

Quick Leading with Honor Tip – want to live and lead with honor from your core identity? There are four components that will guide you in this process everyday: 1. Your Spiritual Core is living your values and being faithful to your conscience, and your deepest intuitions. 2. Character is the outward evidence of your […]

November 7, 2018

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American Society of Consulting Pharmacists Annual Meeting

I had a fantastic time at the 2018 American Society of Consulting Pharmacists Annual Meeting in Virginia. What a special group of professionals dedicated to leading with honor! It was an honor to share stories and consulting experience with them.      

November 6, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 4th

On this day in leadership history in 1984, Nicaragua held its first free elections in 56 years. Today though, there are still fighting a totalitarian regime for their ultimate political freedom. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders go first. Vote. Nicaragua 1984 General Election – Wikipedia      

November 4, 2018

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How to strengthen your core leadership identity

<<<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.>>> Natural confidence in leadership can make us believe that our core identity is safely locked in a vault. But the reality is that the elements of our core are only […]

October 31, 2018

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How to Authentically Connect with Others

Leading with Honor Tip: What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. You must connect in two ways: Connect based on each […]

October 31, 2018

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College Institution Training Behaviorally Smart Leaders

We’re ecstatic about these comments from a recent Leading with Honor Training Workshop on team behavioral dynamics. Grateful that this college institution is training a new generation of honorable leaders! “Entire presentation from Lee Ellis! He is a fantastic presenter and teacher. The behavioral analysis gave tools on how we can strengthen areas to become […]

October 30, 2018

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Leadership training is just like physical training

Leadership training is just like physical training—those muscles must be used to build up strength and endurance. Leading with Honor Group Training gives you and your team a step-by-step plan to learn the 14 leadership lessons from the POW Camps of Vietnam. Please learn more in the Online Store—savings packages available.        

October 29, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 28th

On this day in leadership history in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the World.” What’s the leadership lesson? As honorable leaders, we can’t underestimate the power of a […]

October 28, 2018

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Lessons in Leadership from a Squadron Janitor

Have you read this surprising, inspirational story of William Crawford? He was an unimpressive figure, one you could easily overlook during a hectic day at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Crawford was our squadron janitor. Read this story on the Officers Christian Fellowship website, and share your comments below.        

October 25, 2018

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Uplifting Testimonial from Joy

I’m always humbled and grateful for those individuals that kept me in my thoughts and prayers so many years ago—thank you, Joy, for this latest reminder – “I never looked up who you were until I found my bracelet again that I had worn in high school many years ago (graduated in 1975) . I […]

October 24, 2018

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results” by Kimberly Douglas. Comparing the difficult act of harnessing and capturing creativity to the act of catching fireflies on a summer night, she explains what to do when the fireflies don’t show up (or when creativity dries […]

October 23, 2018

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2 Behavioral Ways to Better Connect in Leadership

By Lee Ellis What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. To master this art, you must learn to connect with each […]

October 22, 2018

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The 3 Attributes of Leadership Success for Col Don Ellis

What are the three foundational attributes that Lee Ellis’ mentor, Col Don Ellis USAF (1932-2018), exhibited for over 40 years? We can all learn and apply them: Consistent On a daily basis in every conversation, behind every closed door, in every briefing and meeting, in social or professional situation, he displayed consistent character, fairness, and […]

October 22, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 21st

On this day in leadership history in 1917, the first U.S. soldiers entered combat during World War I near Nancy, France. After the sinking of seven US merchant ships by German submarines, and the revelation that the Germans were trying to incite Mexico to make war on the United States, the US declared war on […]

October 21, 2018

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7 Core Behaviors for Honorable Leadership

You can also download a version suitable for framing in your office to shareable with your team. Which number is your favorite honor code? Please comment below – thank you    

October 20, 2018

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Infographic – How to Build a Culture of Courageous Accountability

There are several obstacles to keep teams from communicating with courageous accountability, and applying these 4C’s can get you on track. This free infographic from Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor can help—which of the 4C’s are the most important in your leadership? Check it out and then please comment below –    

October 18, 2018

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Get Your Vote Ready – Free Guide Inside

Think your vote doesn’t count? Honorable leaders should never think such a thing! Now’s the time to research your candidates for upcoming Fall elections. Leading with Honor offers free help in evaluating your candidates for public office. Download a copy of the non-partisan voter guide, and please share!    

October 17, 2018

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Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Good article from Harvard Business Review after they collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., integrity, accountability) on 3,500 leaders across 30 organizations we had worked with. So, what should today’s leaders do to build trust with their teams and the public? Here are a few tips, based on their findings: Be […]

October 16, 2018

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Use the Powerful Lessons in Leading with Honor with Your Team

Using this self-study training program, you can study the 14 leadership lessons from the POW Camps with your team. These materials provide everything you need to facilitate your own group training. This training program includes a Leader Guide, Participant Guide, and book along with online video clips. Purchase Training Materials        

October 15, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 14th

On this day in leadership history in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award. What’s the leadership lesson? How can you be a positive, influential leader without using power and force as […]

October 14, 2018

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