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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, October 12, 2018

“If” by Rudyard Kipling (‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies)   If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by […]

October 11, 2018

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Endorsement – America’s Warrior Partnership

Special thanks to Mandy Beaulieu and America’s Warrior Partnership for this generous endorsement of Lee’s recent keynote training at your 2018 Symposium – “Col Ellis spoke at America’s Warrior Partnership’s 2018 Warrior Community Integration Symposium in Atlanta. His message was truly inspirational and motivational to the more than 100 veteran-serving professionals who attended his session.” […]

October 11, 2018

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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.  Check it out and see where […]

October 9, 2018

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Defining Your Core Leadership Identity: Back to Square One

By Lee Ellis When I was a young boy, my goals were simple and quite clear. I was going to do something special. Either I would play football for the Georgia Bulldogs, or I would be a fighter pilot. As a senior in high school at 155 pounds and only average speed for a quarterback […]

October 8, 2018

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The Top Two Training Resources Now Available

Here are the top two resources that Leading with Honor uses to train honorable leaders in all industries across the board. Now, you can purchase them for personal development in “The Courageous Leader Package” Learn More in the Online Store Here are just a couple of endorsements from past training clients on these resources: “As […]

October 8, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1940, “Stardust” was recorded by Artie Shaw. This popular song was written and performed in the 1920’s by Hoagie Carmichael. This song was a “disruptor” in his time with its unique style, and he had a knack for entertaining and relaxing his listeners. What’s the leadership lesson? Leadership […]

October 7, 2018

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What’s a CSP? See Inside

Trusting to hire someone else 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 check out this link and watch the brief clip – thank you       

October 4, 2018

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Fill-in-the-Blank – % of Millennials

Fill-in-the-Blank – “In all my personal and work relationships, I currently interact with _____% that are considered Millennials (ages 23-38).” Please post your answer below – thank you        

October 4, 2018

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Influence and Engagement Tips for Nonprofits

Are you a nonprofit leader that wants new, fresh engagement with your donors and volunteers? In this new article published on the CLA blog, Lee offers advice to increase engagement during this critically important fundraising time of the year. Please read on the CLA Blog and post your comments and experience too – thank you […]

October 2, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 30th

On this day in leadership history in 1971, the Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts that were aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war. Even though it is still a tumultuous relationship between the two countries, this was a positive step in the right direction. What’s the leadership lesson? Over-communicate and clarify with […]

September 30, 2018

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POW/MIA Reunion 2018

Every year, I’m tremendously blessed to reunite with my POW brothers to visit, remember, and encourage each other some 40+ years later. Here is this year’s photo—celebrating the tenacity, courage, skill, and competence of these amazing men.      

September 27, 2018

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Video Clip – Developing Millennial Professionals

How different are Millennials in the workforce compared with other generations? Are their leadership needs and desires distinctly different? The reality is that they make up 40% of the current workforce, and that percentage is growing. Author and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis, shares his research and advice on leading this valuable generation of leaders – […]

September 27, 2018

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Golden Advice on Listening and Getting Input

Former CEO and colleague, Tom Crawford, shares this gold nugget about listening and getting internal input:   Knowledge is powerful. Knowledge shared is more powerful. Knowledge from the people in the company who touch it every day is the most powerful of all. Wow! Tom is saying that senior leaders need to be listening to […]

September 26, 2018

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Leading with Honor Training Cards – Fall Development

Use these cards to remind your team every day of the 14 leadership lessons shared in Leading with Honor. Durable and designed for quick scanning and use in the workplace. They are sold in a pack of 10 cards. Visit the Online Store to purchase – thanks        

September 24, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 1838, Victoria Chaflin Woodhull was born. She became the first female candidate for the U.S. Presidency. What’s the leadership lesson? Parents and guardians must cultivate the natural talents and abilities of their children and guide their development. Only time will reveal their destiny as honorable people and leaders! […]

September 23, 2018

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Today is National POW/MIA Recognition Day for 82,000 Americans

Today is POW/MIA Recognition Day. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency’s mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel from all past wars and conflicts to their families and the nation. At present, more than 82,000 Americans remain missing from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and the […]

September 21, 2018

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Confused on how to Vote this Fall?

Now’s the time to research your candidates for upcoming Fall elections. Leading with Honor offers free help in evaluating your candidates for public office. Download a copy of the non-partisan voter guide below, and please share!  

September 20, 2018

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Wisdom from Colin Powell – “Never neglect details”

Leading with Honor Wisdom from Retired General Colin Powell – do you agree? “Never neglect details.  When everyone’s mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant.” Strategy equals execution.  All the great ideas and visions in the world are worthless if they can’t be implemented rapidly and efficiently.  Good leaders delegate and […]

September 18, 2018

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The Elmer’s Glue of Organizational Development

You have to be honest yet respectful, so what do you say? And how do you say it? Or just leave it alone and say nothing? In a previous article, guest Tom Crawford stressed that communication is the essential ingredient for organizational success. As former Chairman and CEO in three major companies and current member […]

September 17, 2018

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Leading with Honor Freedom Package – 30% Off

We’re continuing to offer the ‘Leading with Honor Freedom Package’ at 30% off the publisher’s retail price this month. Take one chapter at a time, and set your own pace to read about the 14 leadership lessons Lee learned through the crucible experience of the Vietnam POW camps. Step-by-step instructions guide the facilitator through all […]

September 17, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 16th

On this day in leadership history in 1924, Jim Bottomley knocked in 12 runs in a single game setting a major league baseball record. What’s the leadership lesson? When you’re on a roll, keep going as long as you can and enjoy the victories. And take as many people with you as you can! Jim […]

September 16, 2018

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