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USAF Air University – Squadron Officer School Keynote Presentation

Lee was honored to return and share his leadership expertise with more than 500 leaders at the USAF Air University at Maxwell Air Force Base last week. These sharp and dedicated military leaders instantly connected with Lee’s leadership lessons learned. We are grateful for their sacrifice to protect and preserve our freedom! ~~~~~ As president […]

April 7, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 5, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1955, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, the British leader who guided Great Britain and the Allies through the crisis of World War II, retires as prime minister of Great Britain. After a 55-year political career with numerous accomplishments including the office of prime minister, he remained in Parliament […]

April 5, 2015

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, April 3, 2015

“The hardest decisions in life occur when we must choose between two good things: Honesty, Justice and Frugality on one side, and Loyalty, Mercy and Generosity on the other. Let us hope neither side ever wins.” – Roy H. Williams

April 3, 2015

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A Frequently Asked Leadership Question from Lee Ellis

A Frequently Asked Leadership Question from Lee Ellis – “When the pressure is on, I’m tempted to lie or withhold information to make me look better. How can I combat this integrity issue?” Answer – “After leading and managing people for more than 40 years, I can assure you that lying or misrepresenting the facts […]

March 30, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 29, 2015

Let’s never forget that leadership comes in all shapes and sizes. On this day in 1987 in leadership history, Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 at Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI. Are you trying to pin down a giant in your […]

March 29, 2015

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life”

Here’s the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life by Robert and Lyn Turknett. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of CEOs, managers and teams, this husband-and-wife team provides both the inspiration and the tools to help […]

March 26, 2015

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Impressive Students Leading the Way – Honoring Vietnam POWs

During the Nam POW reunion at the Wyndham River walk Hotel San Antonio, Lee and Mary took time to visit with five history students and their teacher Coach Bryan Degner from Boerne (TX) Middle School North. They are preparing for state competition in a history project and have already done considerable research on the POW […]

March 26, 2015

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Giving Back Spotlight – The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Lee believes deeply in giving back to the community, and he and his wife Mary are longtime supporters of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Deployment and mobilization can be a very stressful time for service members and their families—in particular, multiple deployments as they’re experiencing today. The Yellow Ribbon Program’s mission is to assist, collaborate, […]

March 24, 2015

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Lee Presents at the Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Lee had the honor of presenting his experience and expertise to 250 members of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta this week. He’s pictured here with club president, Robin Frazer Clark. Many of their members are also former Vietnam veterans. We’re so grateful that this regional legal community is seeking to lead with honor and character! […]

March 24, 2015

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May I Join You for Spring Break? Thanks for the Invite – See Inside

Need an interesting book to listen while on the road during Spring Break? Leading with Honor is available as an audio book narrated by Lee Ellis, or you can download it on Audible. In his own words, listen as he shares the stories of his POW experience, and soak in a life and leadership lesson […]

March 23, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 22, 2015

On this day in 1872, Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment. To be a leader, most of the time you must be the first one to take action on any issue. What honorable issue have you been waiting for someone else to say or do first? Maybe you should be […]

March 22, 2015

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Avoiding the Hiring Nightmare: Tactics for Hiring the Best Employee

By Lee Ellis The employee-hiring process always has the potential to be a stressful one. Hire the wrong person, and it causes lost time and money for the organization. Hire the right person though, and team momentum and getting results get a huge boost. Here’s a step-by-step list* for all leaders to consider as you […]

March 18, 2015

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How to Help Your Employees Be Happier

How much should you care about happiness in the workplace? Should nurturing happiness be a part of your job description? On a -5 to +5 misery/happiness scale should you spend a lot of effort trying to move unhappy people from a -5 to a -2? Or should you get serious and try to move people […]

March 17, 2015

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Thanks to Duke Energy for Seeking to Lead with Honor!

Special thanks to Jeffrey J. Lyash, Executive Vice President – Energy Supply, Duke Energy, for his kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “Duke Energy and Progress Energy recently merged, bringing two of the best electric utilities in the country into one organization. During this process, it became evident early on that we […]

March 16, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 15, 2015

On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage. As a leader, consider the bravery, intent of purpose, and sense of satisfaction in accomplishing his goals. May we all be as focused on achieving our goals and purpose as this Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer! Christopher Columbus – […]

March 15, 2015

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” – George Bernard Shaw

March 13, 2015

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