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What’s the first step in courageous leadership? See inside.

What’s the first step in Courageous Leadership? You must choose to clarify. Here’s a reminder to follow this sequential order if you’re wanting results in your leadership conversations. Do these steps every time and see what happens. The 4C’s were taken from Lee Ellis’ award-winning book, Engage with Honor – Purchase Your Copy    

February 20, 2020

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Quick Leadership Tip – Better Results in Your Conversations

Want more results in your conversations? Here’s a quick tip. The Platinum Rule says – ‘Do unto others as they would like to be done unto.’ It’s about accepting (and even celebrating) someone’s differences in the same way that we would like others to accept and celebrate ours. It’s easy to affirm someone’s strengths but […]

February 19, 2020

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Giving Back Recommendation – VVMF

Based in Washington, D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) is the nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam War. Leading with Honor supports this worthwhile organization.  Please learn more on the VVMF website.   […]

February 18, 2020

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Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

Presidents Day and 3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn

In honor of President’s Day, 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 the behavioral traits of presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief […]

February 17, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 16th

On this day in leadership history in 1857, the National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington, DC. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College. What’s the leadership lesson? Every human being deserves the opportunity to be trained to fulfill their […]

February 17, 2020

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Free Webinar on Feb 25th – “Discovering Natural Strengths and Struggles”

Join Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie for an upcoming, free webinar on February 25th @ 11am ET entitled “Discovering Natural Strengths and Struggles in Yourself and Others – An Interactive Interview”. Learning to appreciate and value people and our different talents is crucial to developing a good mindset for leadership–being able to pool our strengths […]

February 14, 2020

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Watch the Short Biography of Frederick Douglass

Have you read or heard about the life of Frederick Douglass? Born into slavery, he gained an education early in life and achieved an amazing collection of accomplishments including an author, advocate for human rights for African Americans and women, preacher, advisor to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and a […]

February 13, 2020

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Coaching Clip – Using the Platinum Rule

This simple yet highly effective rule of leadership isn’t necessarily easy to master, but it’s a worthwhile goal for any leader that wants to be honorable and get increased performance and results. What’s the rule and how do you make it happen? Lee’s coaching this month gives the guidelines for this important tactic. Please watch […]

February 12, 2020

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Coaching Article – Rescue Work Relationships with the Platinum Rule

By Lee Ellis Communicating and working with an opposite personality can be a daunting task, and it takes a mature level of interpersonal skill to do it effectively. But there’s a foundational rule that can help. In our training workshops, we talk about managing differences by analyzing the strengths and struggles of two people with […]

February 11, 2020

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An Inspirational Story of Leadership Influence

A great story on the leadership influence that we can have on others, and the need to look past behavioral issues and be more intuitive. It’s a challenge (and opportunity) for all of us who call ourselves honorable leaders – be encouraged! “As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very […]

February 11, 2020

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Watch the Webinar Replay – “The Competitive Advantage of Managing Behavioral Differences”

Watch the replay of the webinar “The Competitive Advantage of Managing Behavioral Differences”. On your own time, learn about harnessing and managing unique people difference to maximize individual, team, and organizational success and productivity. Featured Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie, the co-authors of Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences. Click to Register […]

February 10, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, the first star was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was for Joanne Woodward. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders seek out ways to affirm, recognize, and honor their team members. Be diligent in doing it as often as possible—with authenticity. Hollywood Walk of […]

February 9, 2020

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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. This free checklist infographic has been downloaded by thousands of people wanting to assess where they are in being an honorable leader.  Check it out and see where you […]

February 6, 2020

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3 Quick Goal-Setting Tips for the New Year

3 Quick Goal-Setting Tips from Leading with Honor – Already feeling that pressure about goals for the New Yea? Here are three tips that will help us achieve our goals this year –   Remember how you have sacrificed in the past and the reward that came from your suffering. As a Vietnam POW, when […]

February 5, 2020

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Video Interview – “Why is behavioral adaptability necessary for leadership?”

As a leader, do you find yourself having to adapt your behavior and leadership more than ever? This is a key topic covered in the new book Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences by Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie. Watch their brief answers to the question, “Why is behavioral adaptability necessary for […]

February 4, 2020

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Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Lee was honored to attend the Unveiling Ceremony of the 15 framed citations and photos of the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame (GMVHF) Class of 2019. Lee and the 14 other inductees brought the total to 115 brave and selfless Georgians who have been inducted into this rare and noble hall of fame for […]

February 3, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, February 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders must be patient yet persistent to get unity with your team members. Focus on listening and building those relationships–it’s worth the wait. Neptune – Wikipedia Pluto – Wikipedia […]

February 2, 2020

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New Podcast Interview – Money Matters Top Tips

Lee was recently on the “Money Matters Top Tips” podcast with Adam Torres talking about the best ways to manage differences between people. Please listen on their podcast page, and see what he had to say. Then add your comments below – thank you!    

January 28, 2020

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3 Leadership Goal-Setting Behaviors for 2020

If you’re feeling some anxiety or struggle about goals for the New Year, here’s my advice for relieving that pressure: fail fast and avoid the drama. Just avoid making goals altogether. Seriously, you say? I remember my parents’ generation making New Year’s resolutions, but they rarely stuck to them for a full year. Today, I […]

January 27, 2020

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Book Review on ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’

Thank you, Reader Views, for these exceptional comments about Leadership Behavior DNA – “The authors [of Leadership Behavior DNA] have done a fantastic job of taking a complex topic and making it readily understandable. I felt like I was being gifted with an expensive leadership course. The sooner that this knowledge is accessed and assimilated, […]

January 27, 2020

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On This Day in Leadership History, January 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1784 in a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as the symbol of America. He wanted the symbol to be the turkey. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders don’t always have the best perspective—be sure and get input and help from others. Great […]

January 26, 2020

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