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Today in Leadership History for December 27th

On this day in leadership history in 1978, Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship. What’s the leadership lesson? Think about the courage, patience, resilience, and teamwork that it took to accomplish this goal. Whatever your endeavor, find these attributes around you as a leader to keep moving […]

December 27, 2020

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Holiday Listening Guide – See Inside

As you attend holiday gatherings over the next few days, this is just a reminder on the tremendous power of listening to others. We believe that it’s one of the most powerful to develop relationships—here are five music-related insights on listening that will tune your ears to becoming a better listening leader – Please read […]

December 23, 2020

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Endorsement from the CEO of Gary Sinise Foundation

So thankful for these kind words from Robin Rand, CEO, Gary Sinise Foundation, and Retired 4-star USAF General, about our Leadership Behavior DNA team training – “I’m so grateful for Leadership Behavior DNA, and my team and I learned about our individual natural talents together. And as a leader, through the years, I learned that […]

December 22, 2020

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2020 Recommended Books in Review – Here’s the List

Lee Ellis recommends a book from his bookshelf once a month, because he knows that growing leaders are reading leaders. Here’s a summary of his 2020 picks: “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World“ by Shannon Huffman Polson “Courage: The Backbone of Leadership” by Gus Lee “Essays […]

December 22, 2020

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Christmases In the Dungeons of North Vietnam

by Ted Ballard (1932-2019) (Lee’s Note: In this stirring and emotional article written by Lt Col Ted Ballard USAF (Ret) and former Vietnam POW, he recounts 7 Christmases when we were in the prison camps of Vietnam. We encourage you and to take a moment and read the details of these unforgettable events in his […]

December 21, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for December 20th

On this day in leadership history in 1946, the Frank Capra film “It’s A Wonderful Life” had a preview showing for charity at New York City’s Globe Theatre, a day before its “official” world premiere. James Stewart and Donna Reed star in the film. What’s the leadership lesson? Think about the powerful emotions and message […]

December 20, 2020

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Guest Article – Uncertainty at the End of the Tunnel

A sobering yet encouraging new article from Ralph de la Vega on the year 2020 and beyond. Agility won during the pandemic, and it will win again in the next phase. Business leaders will need to be as agile going back as they were going into the pandemic—or risk being left behind. Please read it […]

December 17, 2020

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Grit Factor”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World“ by Shannon Huffman Polson. At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Mt. McKinley. Yet it wasn’t until she joined the military, as one of the Army’s first […]

December 16, 2020

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Leading with Honor FAQ on Negative Gossip

Leading with Honor FAQ – “What should I do if I have a peer that is gossiping or talking negatively about another teammate?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “Don’t join them—either kindly explain on the spot that it’s not appropriate, or excuse yourself and leave the conversation. Then ask to meet with them in private and […]

December 15, 2020

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Keep Stock for Giveaways – See Inside

Keep a stock of Lee’s award-winning book, Leading with Honor, to give away to family, friends, or colleagues. Leaders share this book with others everyday—save 20% when buying this 10-book package. Purchase in the Leading with Honor Online Store below, or your favorite book retailer –    

December 14, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for December 13th

On this day in leadership history in 1961, Anna Mary Robertson Moses, “Grandma Moses,” passed away at the age of 101. She began painting in earnest at the age of 78 and is often cited as an example of an individual who successfully began a career in the arts at an advanced age. What’s the […]

December 13, 2020

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The New and Updated Honor Code!

Multiple thousands of leaders have downloaded the Honor Code since was introduced, and now we’ve updated it to be even more effective as a teaching and training tool. Courage is the core for all of the behaviors in the Honor Code, so it’s been moved to center with the new description that says – “Be […]

December 10, 2020

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7 Quick Points of Advice on Keeping Your Promises

Article 3 from the Honor Code says “Keep your word and your commitments. Ask for relief sooner than necessary.” It’s easy to assume that we keep our word, but in reality it’s not that easy to keep promises consistently—especially to remember and keep the ones that aren’t as personally important to us. Why Is It […]

December 9, 2020

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Giving back – The Air Warrior Courage Foundation

One of Leading with Honor’s favorite nonprofit organizations in the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. It was formed by military aviators to “care for our own,” their mission and focus is on active duty, guard, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not covered by […]

December 8, 2020

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Coaching Clip – The Honorable Way to Keep Your Leadership Commitments

Can you feel it? Not only has 2020 been a year for leaders to grow, adapt, and change, but now we’re in the holiday season. Making and keeping commitments with others becomes even more critical, but how do you do it in an honorable way? Lee’s 4-minute coaching this month offers some valuable advice on […]

December 7, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for December 6th

On this day in leadership history in 1884, the construction of the Washington Monument was completed by Army engineers. The project took 34 years. What’s the leadership lesson? Stick with it. Don’t give up. If you believe in your mission, see it through to completion. And if it’s stretching you as a leader, it’s probably […]

December 6, 2020

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Free Webinar Replay on the Quandary of Leadership

In this latest interactive webinar series, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie were joined by – Raellyn Kovich — an executive and team development coach and owner of Kovich Strategies. Robin Rand — CEO of the Gary Sinise Foundation and retired four-star General serving active duty in the United States Air Force for over 40 years. […]

December 1, 2020

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Fill-in-the-Blank – December Goals

Fill-in-the-Blank – “My honest, realistic leadership goal(s) for the month of December are to __________________________.” Please post your answers below – thank you!        

December 1, 2020

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Coaching Article – 7 Leadership Steps to Keep Your Promises (or Fail Fast)

I had already broken three promises, and the day wasn’t over yet! I was participating in an event specifically on the topic of self-governance and reliable follow-through, and in the heat of the moment I made some commitments that I couldn’t keep. While they were small things that others may not have remembered, they still […]

November 30, 2020

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Gift-Giving Offer – Buy Together and Save 30% Off

Express thanks to your team this year by purchasing these award-winning books by Lee Ellis. Leading with Honor is the 2012 release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. Engage with honor is the 2016 release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous Accountability Model. […]

November 30, 2020

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Today in Leadership History for November 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1975, Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair. What’s the leadership lesson? What does your personal or company brand mean to you? What are the attributes or values that you want […]

November 29, 2020

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