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On This Day in Leadership History, November 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1985, Joe Theismann (Washington Redskins) broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor (New York Giants). The injury ended Theismann’s 12-year National Football League (NFL) career. After his retirement from football, he went on to numerous jobs and business ventures over the last 30 years. What’s the […]

November 18, 2018

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Colin Powell Leadership Point

Do you agree with the Colin Powell leadership point? Let us know what you think below – thank you The principle is “Command is lonely”. “Harry Truman was right.  Whether you’re a CEO or the temporary head of a project team, the buck stops here.  You can encourage participative management and bottom-up employee involvement, but […]

November 15, 2018

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FAQ – most important leadership attribute

Leading with Honor FAQ – “What is the most important attribute of a good leader?” Lee’s Answer – “I would pick the healthiest person I can find. By healthy I mean a real, authentic self-confidence. Because healthy people are able to listen to other people’s ideas and are not threatened. If they’re healthy about themselves, […]

November 14, 2018

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Grateful for these Event Comments

These are the comments that you want to read from clients at a recent keynote speaking event – “Such an inspiration! I had chill bumps the entire time that he was talking!” “Most impressive speaker of the conference” “Mr. Ellis was my favorite from the entire conference. He was so inspiring!” “Outstanding! Incredibly inspirational! Wish […]

November 13, 2018

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Meet 5-Year Old Josh #VetsDay

Meet 5-year old Josh, Lee Ellis’ youngest supporter! This picture was taken after his appearance in his school’s Veterans Day program, and this talkative, energetic young man shares the POW story of Lee Ellis wherever he goes! Happy #VeteransDay from Leading with Honor #NeverForget      

November 12, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1940, the Jeep made its debut. Today, Jeep’s purpose and philosophy is rugged, off-road capability in all its vehicles. What’s the leadership lesson? Whether it’s a personal core identity or your organization’s identity, keep your purpose and philosophy clear, consistent, and the strategic basis for all decisions that […]

November 11, 2018

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The Number 1 Sign of High Intelligence

This is what the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, looks for when he wants to know if someone is really smart. And notice the interesting comment about “strong opinions lightly held.” It takes a mature, confident leader to do this important trait—see if you agree Please Read this article on the Inc.com website, and share your […]

November 8, 2018

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Leading with Honor Tip – 4 Core Identity Components

Quick Leading with Honor Tip – want to live and lead with honor from your core identity? There are four components that will guide you in this process everyday: 1. Your Spiritual Core is living your values and being faithful to your conscience, and your deepest intuitions. 2. Character is the outward evidence of your […]

November 7, 2018

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American Society of Consulting Pharmacists Annual Meeting

I had a fantastic time at the 2018 American Society of Consulting Pharmacists Annual Meeting in Virginia. What a special group of professionals dedicated to leading with honor! It was an honor to share stories and consulting experience with them.      

November 6, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 4th

On this day in leadership history in 1984, Nicaragua held its first free elections in 56 years. Today though, there are still fighting a totalitarian regime for their ultimate political freedom. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders go first. Vote. Nicaragua 1984 General Election – Wikipedia      

November 4, 2018

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How to strengthen your core leadership identity

<<<Watch this month’s free Leading with Honor Coaching clip on this topic – Sign up and get instant access. Your information is safe with us.>>> Natural confidence in leadership can make us believe that our core identity is safely locked in a vault. But the reality is that the elements of our core are only […]

October 31, 2018

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How to Authentically Connect with Others

Leading with Honor Tip: What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. You must connect in two ways: Connect based on each […]

October 31, 2018

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College Institution Training Behaviorally Smart Leaders

We’re ecstatic about these comments from a recent Leading with Honor Training Workshop on team behavioral dynamics. Grateful that this college institution is training a new generation of honorable leaders! “Entire presentation from Lee Ellis! He is a fantastic presenter and teacher. The behavioral analysis gave tools on how we can strengthen areas to become […]

October 30, 2018

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Leadership training is just like physical training

Leadership training is just like physical training—those muscles must be used to build up strength and endurance. Leading with Honor Group Training gives you and your team a step-by-step plan to learn the 14 leadership lessons from the POW Camps of Vietnam. Please learn more in the Online Store—savings packages available.        

October 29, 2018

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 28th

On this day in leadership history in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the World.” What’s the leadership lesson? As honorable leaders, we can’t underestimate the power of a […]

October 28, 2018

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Lessons in Leadership from a Squadron Janitor

Have you read this surprising, inspirational story of William Crawford? He was an unimpressive figure, one you could easily overlook during a hectic day at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mr. Crawford was our squadron janitor. Read this story on the Officers Christian Fellowship website, and share your comments below.        

October 25, 2018

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Uplifting Testimonial from Joy

I’m always humbled and grateful for those individuals that kept me in my thoughts and prayers so many years ago—thank you, Joy, for this latest reminder – “I never looked up who you were until I found my bracelet again that I had worn in high school many years ago (graduated in 1975) . I […]

October 24, 2018

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results” by Kimberly Douglas. Comparing the difficult act of harnessing and capturing creativity to the act of catching fireflies on a summer night, she explains what to do when the fireflies don’t show up (or when creativity dries […]

October 23, 2018

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2 Behavioral Ways to Better Connect in Leadership

By Lee Ellis What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. To master this art, you must learn to connect with each […]

October 22, 2018

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