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Fill-in-the-Blank – Multi-Tasking

Fill-in-the-Blank – “One of the best ways that I’ve learned to multi-task in my home and work is to ______________________________.” Please post your answers below – thank you        

October 16, 2019

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What’s Holding You Back? – Free Tool

What’s holding your back from building more resilience? Please take a moment and reflect on one area to improve for your overall health and well-being with the free Resilience Checklist. Please review it here and post your comments –      

October 15, 2019

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Self-Study Materials for Fall/Winter Training

Self-study training guides from Leading with Honor have been a great way for teams to study together. Set your own pace, and walk step-by-step through each session to apply the leadership lessons learned from some of the most challenging Vietnam POW situations imaginable. Check them out in the Online Store and see which study is […]

October 14, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 13th

On this day in leadership history in 1792, the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818. What’s the leadership lesson? Before building or creating anything of value, honorable leaders consider the foundational elements first—the why, the how, and the ultimate goal. The […]

October 13, 2019

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How to Press In and Press Through as Leaders

We all have those moments where we have to “press in and press through” a situation and emerge on the other side with honor — smarter, stronger, and more grateful. We’ve created the free “Resilience Checklist” infographic to help pinpoint some of the 12 areas that you can strengthen in your personal development – check […]

October 10, 2019

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Coaching Clip – Refining Situational Awareness in Leadership

Situational Awareness is a tactic that many leaders eventually learn by trial and error, but Lee’s latest coaching clip closes the gap on refining this important leadership skill. This is the most frequently addressed topic that Lee provides in his coaching and consulting. Please watch it below. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching […]

October 7, 2019

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Buy Both Books Together and Save 30%!

Purchase the latest books from Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media in one package. Leading with Honor is the award-winning release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. And, Engage with Honor is the award-winning release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous Accountability Model. Check […]

October 7, 2019

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Mastering the Leadership Strength of Situational Awareness

“Think or Die.” In our day-to-day work, most of us would consider this statement to be pretty dramatic. But for F-16 pilots, their slogan is defined as a keen level of “SA” or “Situational Awareness” because it’s a matter of life and death in their work. 700 Feet per Second Awareness F-16 pilots mainly serve […]

October 7, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 6th

On this day in leadership history in 1961, U.S. president John F. Kennedy advised American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect them in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union. What’s the leadership lesson? Whether for positive or negative reasons, honorable leaders and their teams make contingency plans for […]

October 6, 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 their website and post your comments and thoughts too – thank you      

October 3, 2019

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An FAQ on Leadership Self-Awareness

A ‘Leading with Honor’ FAQ – “In recent interviews, you highlighted the importance of self-awareness and the capacity to overcome obstacles as a basis for personal development. Please explain why.” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “True self-awareness requires an honest, personal evaluation of one’s natural strengths and struggles. What are my natural gifts and abilities, and […]

October 2, 2019

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Coaching Clip – “Developing Millennial Professionals”

In this segment of leadership coaching from Lee Ellis, he shares how to develop millennial professionals in the new age of leadership through the concept “leaders developing leaders”. When we learn and apply this foundational leadership attribute, our opportunity for long-term success grows. Also, check out the full visual presentation on this topic on our […]

October 1, 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 30, 2019

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Cultural Clarity – the key to your organization’s success

Great article from CFA Bryan Taylor on modeling, articulating, and practicing culture in life and work. Leaders must know how to do this well for long-term success. Check out his insightful article on the Outcomes Magazine website, and share your comments below    

September 30, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1984, Elizabeth Taylor was voted to be the world’s most beautiful woman in a Louis Harris poll. Ironically at the same time, Taylor was in the Betty Ford Clinic overcoming a weight problem. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders must have an objective view of self and seek […]

September 29, 2019

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Bet on Talent”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Bet on Talent” by Dee Ann Turner: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins the Hearts of Customers. When it comes to running a business, the most important decisions a leader makes are not about products or locations–they’re about people. For the past 33 years, Dee Ann […]

September 24, 2019

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3 Ways to Lead Higher with Your Natural Talents

Can I keep up the pace? Can I continue to do what I’m called to do? These questions run through my mind about the work that I do every day. Perhaps you have those questions, too? I attribute my success, so far, not to a special energy drink but to the infusion of generous encouragement […]

September 23, 2019

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Do you need to hire a CSP? See Inside

Trusting to hire a speaker for your organization can be risky, but hiring a CSP (Certified Speaking Professionals) gives you more security and confidence. What is a CSP and why do only 1.5% of speakers worldwide have this designation? Please watch below and learn more –           

September 23, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1862, U.S. President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863. The Civil War would end two years later. What’s the leadership lesson? Many times, honorable leaders must have supernatural persistence, consistency, and […]

September 22, 2019

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, September 20, 2019

“We are drawn to ideas, we are passionate observers, and for us, solitude is rich and generative. Think of all that goes on in the playground of solitude: daydreaming, reading, composing, meditating—and just being, writing, calculating, fantasizing, thinking, praying, theorizing, imagining, drawing/ painting/ sculpting, inventing, researching, reflecting. You get the idea.” – Laurie Helgoe   […]

September 20, 2019

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7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence

Insightful CNBC article on the “7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence” – here they are. Do you agree? Post your response – Letting them escape responsibility Preventing them from making mistakes Protecting them from their emotions Condoning a victim mentality Being overprotective Expecting perfection Punishing, rather than disciplining Read the entire article on […]

September 19, 2019

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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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