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Over 100 Clips on Leadership

Have you visited the Video section of the Leading with Honor website? Over 100 clips are available about all things leadership including past interview on CNN, CBS This Morning, C-SPAN, ABC World News, Fox News Channel, plus hundreds of engagements in various industry sectors throughout the world. Please check it out on our website and […]

April 25, 2019

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FAQ – “What are some things that you see in natural leaders?

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “What are some things that you see in natural leaders? What intangibles in a person make you say, ‘He or she has it.’” Lee’s Answer – “Regardless of what your personality is, you can be a great leader. It will look different for everyone.  I can show you CEOs […]

April 24, 2019

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Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington. Leading with Honor is grateful for USAF leadership’s desire to highlight, encourage, and lead in area of honoring fellow servicepeople in the […]

April 23, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 21st

On this day in leadership history in 1994, Jackie Parker became the first woman to qualify to fly an F-16 combat plane. But it didn’t happen overnight, as she actually learned how to fly an airplane before she could drive a car. What’s the leadership lesson? Steady growth and persistence pay off with something you […]

April 21, 2019

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leadership article – “Do Not Overtighten”

Great reminder in this article from tracFirst that answers this important question, “Do I want to depend on culture more than process?” Our fellow process-oriented leaders should digest this timely advice (as well as any honorable leader who wants long-term success” Please read on the tracFirst website and see if you agree – thank you […]

April 18, 2019

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4 quick tips to connect with the heart

4 quick Leading with Honor tips to connect with the heart of your colleagues or team – see if you agree:  1. Train your mindset so that it will support your heart in this effort. Some people will have to go against their nature and re-train their brain the connecting with the heart will get […]

April 17, 2019

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Endorsement – GA School Superintendent Assoc

Thank you Keith Porter, Professional Development Director, Georgia School Superintendent Association, for your kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “Col. Lee Ellis’ training session with our educational leaders was extremely impactful for the participants. His incredible grasp of the complexities of leadership, forged over a lifetime of dedicated service and marked by […]

April 16, 2019

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Graduation Gifts for the Next Gen Leader

Graduation season is here, and Leading with Honor wants to help you celebrate and gift these young leaders with future wisdom! Experience gripping stories from the Vietnam POW camps and learn the leadership lessons that enabled them to survive and return with honor. Save 20% instantly when you buy both Lee Ellis leadership books together […]

April 15, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 14th

On this day in leadership history in 1860, the first Pony Express rider arrived in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, MO. Able to deliver a letter in only 10 days from east coast to west coast, it was only in operation for 18 months until a new telegraph line was installed. What’s […]

April 9, 2019

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Lincoln Leadership Attributes – A Case Study

Free Case Study! After surveying hundreds of leaders about President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership ability to achieve great results amidst unbearably difficult circumstances, there were some tangible leadership attributes that rose to the top in Lee’s research. Leading with Honor’s “Leadership Balance Case Study” examines the unique results vs. relationship balance of this famous presidential leaders […]

April 9, 2019

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4 Mentorship Steps to Free Your Leaders

“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader.  The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.” – J. Carla Nortcutt Most great stories have a struggling protagonist and a mentor—someone who speaks into their life to help them find […]

April 8, 2019

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The Differences Between Leadership Teams in The U.S. And Asia

Interesting insights in this Chief Executive Magazine article on the differences between U.S. and Asian leadership teams—in particular, team unity and the common silo mentality that occurs. Please read on their website and post your comments on this topic too – thank you    

April 8, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1970, John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in “True Grit.” He had been in over 200 films. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, would you do your work the right way even if you never received any awards or accolades? Let’s […]

April 7, 2019

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A Leading with Honor FAQ on Mental Stamina

A Leading with Honor FAQ: “When you look at some of the stamina that developed in the camp from you and others who had to endure a lot of hardship, what was your mental outlook that kept you focused and hopeful?” Lee’s Answer: I think some of that is my personality and a lot of […]

April 3, 2019

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Biography Video Clip – Susan B Anthony

More than a face on a coin, Susan B Anthony is a very interesting leader in recent history. Do you know her full story? Check out the short clip below and post your comments too – thank you      

April 2, 2019

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Your Free Look at Leadership Behavior DNA – See Inside

Do you want a free 1-page snapshot of the full Leadership Behavior DNA (LBDNA) Report that we use everyday in training and team development? It’s one of the only assessments in the world that specifically assesses and interprets natural leadership behavior. Please take 10 minutes to download your free report and let us know what […]

April 1, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 31st

On this day in leadership history in 1776, Abigail Adams wrote to her husband John that women were “determined to foment a rebellion” if the new Declaration of Independence failed to guarantee their rights. Even though it was drafted in July of that year, it would 143 years later before women were even given the […]

March 31, 2019

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Today is National Vietnam Vets Day – See Enclosed

We wanted to highlight and remember that today, March 29th, is National Vietnam War Veterans Day as a way to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. There are 5 objectives with this Vietnam Commemoration and the other four are: Highlight the service of our Armed Forces […]

March 29, 2019

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Struggle Well”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma by Ken Falke and Josh Goldberg”. Your struggle may come in different forms, and be given one of many different names, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and/or PTSD. By embracing the struggle, rather than fighting it, you can stop surviving […]

March 28, 2019

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