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2 Tips to Be a More Grounded Leader in 2021

At its core, being more grounded means having a rock-solid foundation for making decisions and managing our lives through the array of information overload, political jockeying, or the constant stream of disinformation. For more than 22 years, the steps that Leading with Honor uses for leadership development always start with know yourself. Two ways to […]

January 13, 2021

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Gaining courage in Challenging Conversations – Free Tool

Have you seen examples where people have had trouble communicating with each other lately? How do you gain courage for those challenging conversations without withdrawing or dominating? The key is stay engaged and communicate with respect, love, confidence, yet humility. Leading with Honor has the perfect tool to help you called the Courage Challenge Card. […]

January 12, 2021

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New Year and Time to Explore!

There’s no better way to get better leadership awareness and understanding than with this new package combining two of our products, the award-winning Leadership Behavior DNA book and the personalized Leadership Behavior DNA report. Save 20% when you purchase when buy both products together – Visit our Online Store

January 11, 2021

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Today in Leadership History for January 10th

On this day in leadership history in 1776, “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine was published. It advocated independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, what is one important thing that you need to do now that you’ve been putting off? Follow through and do […]

January 10, 2021

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Coaching Clip: Going Against the Herd—How to Know Your Core Identity

When you’re faced with new challenges as a leader, the foundation of knowing yourself will give you sure footing to weather the storm of decisions and directives. In the new 3-minute coaching clip, Lee explains how we train leaders everyday to hone their self-awareness so that they’re not swept away with the herd mentality of […]

January 7, 2021

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The 2021 Freedom Package – Get Started

Leading with Honor clients and customers are gearing up for the New Year with the ‘Leading with Honor Freedom Package’ that contains both the:  Leading with Honor tradebook Leading with Honor group training guide Your group facilitator purchases the accompanying Leader Guide, and you’re ready to start your own group study! Purchase in the Online […]

January 4, 2021

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Today in Leadership History for January 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 1924, English explorer Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt. What’s the leadership lesson? More important than someone merely discovering you after you’re gone, will that person know how you positively impacting society by leading with honor? Decide now […]

January 3, 2021

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More Incentive to Donate in 2020 – Last Chance

Today is our last day to make contributions to nonprofit organizations in 2020. We know that all honorable leaders strive to be generous in all areas of life, and now there’s even more incentive. This year, the CARES Act allow up to $300 in contributions as deductions on your taxes even if you don’t itemize […]

December 31, 2020

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4 Interview Hacks to Stand Out in a Crowd of Job Candidates

Planning on new job opportunities in 2021? Here’s some help and self-awareness tips from our friend Dee Ann Turner. She has over 30 years of experience in talent management: Begin with the end in mind. Make it personal. Share a story or example. Emphasize results. Read the full article on her personal website     […]

December 29, 2020

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Hear Lee Ellis Tell His Story in Your Car

We often hear how much people enjoy the audio book narrated by Lee Ellis entitled “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton.” Pick up a CD copy in our Online Store or download a digital copy from your favorite audio book provider –    

December 28, 2020

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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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