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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, October 30, 2020

“Clarity of purpose sharpens focus, lifts confidence, and promotes fulfillment. Unfortunately, many people are not living on purpose. Either they don’t know how to uncover their purpose, or they lack the motivation to search for it. No wonder they lack energy and zeal.” – Lee Ellis        

October 30, 2020

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Endorsement – Rotary Club of Austin

Thank you Tarby Bryant, Program Chair for the Rotary Club of Austin and Chairman and CEO, Sweetwater Capital Corporation, for your kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “Lee’s presentation to the Rotary Club of Austin was exceptional in content, delivery and his application of lessons learned as a POW to life today […]

October 29, 2020

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Video – Living and Leading with Courage

In this leadership coaching clip from earlier this year, Lee reminds and encourages us on the topic of courage. For many of us, the year 2020 has required more courage than we’ve ever needed. And his definition of courage may surprise you. Please watch and be inspired by his message: The Primer for Courage In […]

October 27, 2020

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Building a Happy Leadership Culture – It’s Possible!

by Lee Ellis “I came to see, in my decade at IBM, that culture isn’t just one aspect of the game—it is the game.” – Lou Gerstner, Chairman, and CEO IBM 1993 – 2002 [Tweet This] Think of the organizations that have strong connections with you—more than great service or products, you have a strong, […]

October 26, 2020

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The Complete Leadership Behavior Package – Save 20%

NEW! We’ve combined two of our products, the award-winning Leadership Behavior DNA book and the personalized Leadership Behavior DNA report, to help you better understand leadership and human behavior. Save 20% when you purchase when buy both products together – Purchase in the Online Store        

October 26, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for October 25th

On this day in leadership history in 2000, AT&T Corp. announced that it would restructure into a family of four separately traded companies (consumer, business, broadband and wireless). What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know how to keep their core purpose and values intact while growing, changing, and adapting their work and organizations to be […]

October 25, 2020

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Courage”

In Courage, Gus Lee captures the essential component of leadership in measurable behaviors. Using actual stories from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and other organizations, Lee shows how highly successful executives face and overcome their fears to develop moral intelligence.  These real-world examples offer practical lessons for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by Assessing them […]

October 22, 2020

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How Free are You as a Leader? Here’s the Checklist

Over 30 ways to lead with more freedom! Leadership freedom is about knowing yourself and being authentic—shedding away layers of protection that keep you from growing. The free checklist infographic below has been downloaded by thousands of people wanting to assess where they are in being an honorable leader.  See where you stand… Review the […]

October 21, 2020

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Leading with Honor FAQ – Civic Duty

Leading with Honor Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) – “What is my civic duty regarding accountability with public servants/government?” Lee’s Answer – “Get involved; actively communicate with your representatives in government. Let them know what you think. Most important, be sure to vote. I’m amazed at the number of people who don’t vote—that’s not good—elections have […]

October 20, 2020

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The Primer for Honorable Leadership

In this powerful and practical award-winning book, Lee Ellis, a former Air Force pilot, candidly talks about his five and a half years of captivity and the 14 key leadership principles behind this amazing story. As a successful executive coach and corporate consultant, he helps leaders of Fortune 500 companies, healthcare executives, small business owners, […]

October 19, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for October 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1943, the first broadcast of “Perry Mason” was presented on CBS Radio. The show went to TV in 1957. What’s the leadership lesson? Unlike Perry Mason, it’s highly unrealistic for honorable leaders to assume that they’ll win every time. Truth and character are more important. Perry Mason – […]

October 18, 2020

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Free Webinar Replay on Adaptive Leadership

In this latest interactive webinar series, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie were joined by –  Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite, Faculty & Leadership Coach at Emory MBA, and former Senior Partner and Accenture, and Ralph de le Vega, Chairman of the De La Vega group, former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc., and the author […]

October 15, 2020

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Biography Clip – Johnny Cash

In this 1-minute Biography clip, singer and musician Johnny Cash explains how a life experience shaped how he wrote music. A great reminder for all honorable leaders to allow life experiences to help shape and inspire how to live and work for the good of themselves and those around them!          

October 15, 2020

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7 Tips to Win with the Truth (not Lies)

Having a competitive spirit is usually a positive attribute in our culture. Whether in work, life, or play, we’re hard-wired to face competition with strength, tenacity, and the goal of winning. It’s the American way, but unfortunately, for many, winning has become the supreme, all-important goal—event at the expense of truth!    Having a very […]

October 14, 2020

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Crisp, Clear & Direct Communication Is An Imperative

Here it is again from our friend and leadership expert, Stuart Levine, about the importance of communication (and over-communicating) in day-to-day work. The pandemic caused a dramatic increase in the number of off-site workers from 31% of U.S. employees in mid-March to more than twice that number in mid-May 2020 (65%), according to Gallup. Many […]

October 13, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for October 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1939, U.S. President Roosevelt was presented with a letter from Albert Einstein that urged him to develop the U.S. atomic program rapidly. What’s the leadership lesson? What area of expertise do you have to help advise other leaders? Be generous with the knowledge and experience that you’ve been […]

October 11, 2020

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Coaching Clip: When a Competitive Spirit Gets Out of Hand

Having a competitive spirit is usually a positive attribute in our culture. But when it’s the all-important goal at the expense of truth, it reminds of my Vietnam POW captors. Watch my 4-minute coaching clip to see how honorable leaders can combat this dangerous trend. (video won’t play? Watch this alternate clip.) Also, read the […]

October 8, 2020

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An FAQ on Modern Day Courage

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “In your book Engage with Honor, you highlight values such as character and courage. Please expand on the importance of these principles for modern-day leaders and why having courage is so important.” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “In my book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability, I […]

October 8, 2020

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Guest Panel Webinar Invitation on October 13th – Join Us!

Guest Panel Webinar Invitation on October 13th – Join Us! Adapting quickly can seem like a daunting task to many leaders, but it doesn’t have to be. Joining Hugh Massie and Lee Ellis in this new live webinar event entitled “Adaptive Leadership: How to Shift, Change, and Grow Now” are two veteran, successful leaders to […]

October 6, 2020

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Which Honor Code Are You Using?

Hey Leaders! What are you influencing others to do right now on this list? Post your answer below – Also, we’ve created a version suitable for display in your office or place of work – Download Your Free Copy        

October 6, 2020

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Deceit and Duplicity – The Two-Headed Monster of Politics

Having a competitive spirit is usually a positive attribute in our culture. Whether in work, life, or play, we’re hard-wired to face competition with strength, tenacity, and the goal of winning. It’s the American way, but unfortunately, for many, winning has become the supreme, all-important goal!    As we approach this very important 2020 election, […]

October 5, 2020

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Personal Development Package – Instantly Save 20%!

NEW! We’ve combined two of our products, the award-winning ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’ book and the personalized Leadership Behavior DNA report, to help you better understand leadership and human behavior. Save 20% when you purchase when buy both products together – Click to Purchase in the Leading with Honor Online Store    

October 5, 2020

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