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On This Day in Leadership History, May 17th

On this day in leadership history in 2006, the U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany was sunk about 24 miles off Pensacola Beach. It was the first vessel sunk under a Navy program to dispose of old warships by turning them into diving attractions. It was the largest man-made reef at the time of the sinking. What’s […]

May 17, 2020

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4 Quick Camaraderie Tips

What’s the one thing that leaders and teams want right now more than anything else? It was confirmed to me again recently during a distance learning webinar that we presented for over 100 participants. The most important thing they wanted was camaraderie—interaction with their buddies and friends”.  For us to improve our camaraderie leadership skills—especially […]

May 13, 2020

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FAQ on teaching children about honor

A Frequently Asked Question from Leading with Honor – “How can I raise my children to be honorable when the culture seems to be going the opposite direction?” Lee’s Answer – “Walk the talk and share with them how hard it is to be honorable. And also, share the blessings it brings. Download a copy […]

May 12, 2020

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30% off Leadership Behavior DNA Book – See Inside

Every human is unique — and the best leaders know why this might be an advantage. Learn how embracing different talents and abilities, both our own and those of others, can lead to more effective leadership and success. Purchase 10+ copies of Lee and Hugh’s new book, Leadership Behavior DNA and save 30%! Here’s just […]

May 11, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 10th

On this day in leadership history in 1908, the first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia. Happy Mother’s Day from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team!    

May 10, 2020

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Video Coaching – “Lessons Learned on the Dangers of Isolation”

For Vietnam POWs, camaraderie was a link to survival during their crucible experience. Lee takes a lesson from this early experience to help leaders and teams today on how to build connection and camaraderie during increased isolation and remote work with the C.A.R.E. Approach. Please watch his coaching message, and then add your comments below […]

May 7, 2020

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You’re Invited – Lee Ellis Keynote Address

Join Lee on Wed May 13th @ 1pm ET as he gives a keynote address for the Cloud Conventions Telecommunications Virtual Trade Show. Whether you’re a part of the telecommunications industry or not, you’re invited to register and participate. Registration is free – please join us    

May 5, 2020

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Free Leadership Coaching Offer Enclosed

You may be missing it! Each month, Lee provides free leadership video coaching on a variety of leadership and life topics. In the last few coaching clips, he’s also featured other thought leaders discussing topics that can motivate and inspire us all. Sign up at the link below – your contact information is safe with […]

May 5, 2020

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Monthly Coaching – How Leaders Do the C.A.R.E. Approach

What’s the one thing that leaders and teams want right now more than anything else? It was confirmed to me again recently during a distance learning webinar that we presented for over 100 participants. I asked the following question, “From a professional perspective when reflecting on the last few weeks, what has been your biggest […]

May 4, 2020

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Thank you, Kathy Schwaig for Your Kind Words

A big thank you to Kathy Schwaig, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, at Kennesaw State University for kind words about the new book Leadership Behavior DNA – “In this book, Lee [and Hugh] give us the tools to understand others so that we can intentionally and empathetically impact both culture and […]

May 4, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 1986, in NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff. Safety officers destroyed it by remote control. What’s the leadership lesson? Even after sometimes tremendous sacrifice and loss, what does it take muster the courage and resilience to try […]

May 3, 2020

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, May 1, 2020

“We can’t all be good at everything. This is partly the logic behind having a team in the first place, so each role can be filled with the person best suited for that role and together, every job and every strength is covered.” – Simon Sinek        

May 1, 2020

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5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

Great advice from friend and colleague, Dee Ann Turner, on her observations during a past major national crisis, 9/11. She observed the leaders around her. Like the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us had never been in the situation where we now find ourselves. Their cues taught her a lot about leading […]

April 30, 2020

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Giving Back – The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

Giving Back Spotlight – The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) – Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. VEO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sustainability. They provide a caring, supportive environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives by returning the dignity […]

April 29, 2020

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Clip – How can leaders better manage differences in their teams?

What can do you do keep your best talent in your team or organization? In this short clip, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie share how leaders can better manage differences in their teams. Grounded in statistical research and supported by data from millions of clients and more than 45 years of workplace experience, they reveal […]

April 28, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, baseball uniforms began displaying player’s names on their backs. What’s the leadership lesson? More than stitched names on uniforms, an honorable leader who knows their core identity is unshakeable in the face of challenge and adversity. Take time to understand who you are and what you stand […]

April 27, 2020

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A Gift of Wisdom and Encouragement

How did American military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, and even eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork? As a gift of wisdom and encouragement […]

April 27, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material. What’s the leadership lesson? For honorable leaders, what destructive or toxic habits or behaviors do we need to be looking out […]

April 26, 2020

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leading Change”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leading Change” by John P. Kotter. His now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations. He outlines the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals regardless of the times or season. And by identifying where and […]

April 23, 2020

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Free Webinar – You’re Invited on April 28th

What do your colleagues and team members need right now? And how can understanding natural behavior equip you to be successful in adapting to their needs? In the next online webinar of this interactive interview series with Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie, they guide us on what type of leadership balance is needed right now, […]

April 22, 2020

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