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Book Recommendation – “Scary Close”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy” by Donald Miller. After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. This […]

May 28, 2019

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Watch Inspirational Stories of POW Resilience

In this clip, Lee Ellis encourages all leaders with a couple of inspirational stories that have built his resilience and ability to bounce back from challenges. How did he and his comrades stay positive and resilient in the POW camps? Please watch and share – thank you    

May 23, 2019

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Coaching Moment – “Fight to Win”

Quick Leading with Honor Coaching Moment – trying to figure out a way to keep going and persevere? If you want to be victorious, you must decide in advance to fight to win. Smart leaders don’t always select people with the most natural talent. They pick the ones who have the innate behavior and desire […]

May 22, 2019

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Giving Back – the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

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 […]

May 21, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1998, strikes broke out in Russia over unpaid wages. This was in conjunction with the overall Russia financial crisis. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, do you ever want to be compared to the Russian government (or indirectly, communism)? Take care of your people, and courageously […]

May 19, 2019

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How Strong Leaders Own Up to Flops, Mistakes, And Misjudgment

Interesting Forbes.com article on this topic. Being human means making mistakes. And being a leader means owning them. The weak defend mistakes, deny them, or distort them so that it looks as though someone else caused the consequences. Please check out the author’s advice and see if you agree – thanks    

May 14, 2019

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How to Develop ‘Fight to Win’ Leadership Behaviors

Life itself is a fight at virtually every turn. To win in sports, the athlete must fight against the limitations of the body and the efforts of the competition. To win the new job, the candidate must fight for the interview and for the offer. To win at home, the spouse or parent must fight […]

May 13, 2019

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Graduation Gifts for the Next Gen Leader

Graduation season is here, and Leading with Honor wants to help you celebrate and gift these young leaders with future wisdom! Experience gripping stories from the Vietnam POW camps and learn the leadership lessons that enabled them to survive and return with honor. Save 20% instantly when you buy both Lee Ellis leadership books together […]

May 13, 2019

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Honoring Mothers Today

Happy Mother’s Day to one of the most intelligent, sacrificial, fearless, and loving group of leaders that we know. We honor you today!      

May 12, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1978, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders intentionally want to develop a keen skill for emotional intelligence (EQ), and that includes evaluating communication and processes that don’t promote unity and goodwill […]

May 12, 2019

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Ministry Resilience – 3 Ways to Bounce Back

Lee’s featured article below for nonprofits is timely one. Resilience is essential because it is  inevitable to go through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Please check out the article in the CLA Blog as well as forward […]

May 11, 2019

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Endorsement – Matrix Professional Services

A special thank you to Jim Murphy, former Eastern Region Vice-President for Matrix Professional Services, for his kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “I watched the audience, which comprised about 90 people, listen very carefully and watch Lee as he spoke. They were engaged and almost mesmerized by his story. Lee’s delivery […]

May 9, 2019

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Quick Advice on Achieving Leadership Balance

Some quick Leading with Honor advice on leadership balance: Almost all our work relates directly to the two areas of Mission/Results and People/Relationships. To master this seesaw effect and be a great leader, you need to do both. For 80% of the population, our DNA predisposes us to one or the other. 40% of the […]

May 8, 2019

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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… View the […]

May 7, 2019

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Refine Your Leadership Balance – Special Offer Inside

The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both the Leading with Honor book and the Leadership […]

May 6, 2019

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Coaching Video Clip – Leadership Balance

New this Month! Interact with other viewers in a new social collaboration environment when you watch this month’s coaching video. Click below to watch and participate. Besides the foundations of character and integrity, leadership development requires a healthy balance between results and relationships. Lee’s coaching this month shares his experience and expertise on how to […]

May 5, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1961, Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15-minute suborbital flight. What’s the leadership lesson? We didn’t go to the moon on the first space flight. In the same way, proceed step-by-step to achieve your goals. You’ll get there!    

May 5, 2019

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Bookshelf Recommendation – “Grateful American” by Gary Sinise

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service” by Gary Sinise. As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary was more interested in sports and rock ‘n’ roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose–or […]

May 2, 2019

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