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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, October 25, 2019

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Gandhi   (quote taken from the upcoming 2020 book release from Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie entitled Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences)    

October 25, 2019

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Servant Leadership in Action – EMBA Mentorship Program

I (Lee) am very proud to be a member of CEO Netweaver organization for more than ten years. Read how executives with CEO Netweavers serve as mentors to Kennesaw State EMBA students and provide them with practical advice to help advance their careers. I’ve mentored three EMBA students and served on an Inflection Point Panel […]

October 24, 2019

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Which Self-Study Training for Your Team?

Our self-study training guides are being used by some fantastic groups right now to train their teams on the essence and method for honorable leadership. Choose the one that fits your team goals the best—bulk discounts available – Visit the Leading with Honor Store below for details    

October 21, 2019

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Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn from Two Diverse Presidents

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of their political persuasion, do historically successful presidential leaders have common natural talents and traits?  More specifically, let’s compare presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief look […]

October 20, 2019

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Giving Back Spotlight – Yellow Ribbon

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 […]

October 19, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 20th

On this day in leadership history in 1947, Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry. What’s the leadership lesson? Especially in a work culture that’s free and open, honorable leaders must be aware of negative influences that would threaten a healthy […]

October 18, 2019

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Exciting New Endorsement – See Inside

We couldn’t be more excited about Lee’s upcoming 2020 book release called Leadership Behavior DNA – here’s what our friend Richard Boyatzis, Co-author of the international best seller, Primal Leadership and the new Helping People Change, has to say about it – “…There are few that have made significant strides on making knowing yourself operational […]

October 17, 2019

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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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