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On This Day in Leadership History, November 1, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1994, the Amazon.com domain name was registered. Every success has small beginnings. Don’t be discouraged if your large vision starts very small. Stay aligned with your leadership character, passion, belief, and strategy, and walk your path to purpose and success!

November 1, 2015

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Your Opinion – “Delta’s Oil Refinery Earns Record Quarterly Profit”?

What’s your opinion on this news item – “Delta’s Oil Refinery Earns Record Quarterly Profit”? Several year ago, Delta was criticized for diversifying their business into oil industry.Now it seems that their entrepreneurial creativity is paying off. How we can learn from this example? Please share your comments –

October 29, 2015

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Leadership Spotlight – Pat Danforth (Mary Kay Cosmetics)

Lee was honored recently to meet Pat Danforth, retired National Sales Director of Mary Kay. Her husband Jim was a Vietnam War fighter pilot hero and instructor at SOS Command at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. They are amazing, influential leaders in their respective areas!

October 28, 2015

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Honorable Leaders at SOS Maxwell AFB

I had a fantastic experience with these Squadron Officer School (SOS) commanders and key staff at last weekend’s warrior symposium. It was such an honor to present my leadership stories and experience. Grateful for these honorable leaders!

October 27, 2015

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Discover the Natural Behaviors of Your Team – Leadership Behavior DNA

What are your natural leadership behaviors? How about your team? Lee Ellis has an entirely separate training services division called Leadership Behavior DNA™? Based on more than 30 years of research and experience in developing leaders, it focuses on some of the key behavioral issues of leadership, helping managers adapt their leadership style to help […]

October 26, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 25, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1955, The Tappan Company introduced the microwave oven for home use. Just think how this product eventually revolutionized every home in America. How can you re-think a strategy or way of accomplishing your work that could change the trajectory of your goals? Step out of the day-to-day process […]

October 25, 2015

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Who’s the Honorable Leader on Election Day 2015? See Inside

Time is approaching for Election Day 2015! How will you vote on your local, regional, and state elections this year? Download a free copy of the non-partisan Leading with Honor Voter Evaluation Guide to help you determine the best candidate for public office. And please share your comments in this forum on the most important […]

October 24, 2015

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Obstacles Welcome”

Here’s the latest recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Obstacles Welcome: How to Turn Adversity Into Advantage in Business and in Life by Ralph de la Vega. In Obstacles Welcome, de la Vega recounts his journey as a young Cuban immigrant to president and CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. In 1962 at the age […]

October 22, 2015

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4 Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Team Development and Success

What is your greatest fear in your work? What is the one thing that you don’t want others to know about you? Perhaps it’s burying past mistakes or poor decisions, or maybe you’re in a new leadership role where you feel ashamed or ill-equipped about your lack of formal education or work experience. If you […]

October 21, 2015

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A Special Memorial for Sybil Stockdale – Courageous Leader and Friend

By Lee Ellis Sybil Bailey Stockdale, wife of CDR (later VADM) James Bond Stockdale (MOH) passed away on October 10, 2015 in Coronado, California. Her son Jim Jr. reported “she was at peace – without pain or fear.” In Chapter 6 of Leading With Honor, I highlighted her courage and resilience as founder and first […]

October 20, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 18, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1977, Reggie Jackson tied Babe Ruth’s record for hitting three homeruns in a single World Series game. Jackson was only the second player to achieve this. Think you have a target goal that can’t be met or broken? Strategize, plan, execute, and do it with honor! 1977 World […]

October 18, 2015

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Teams Are Downloading ‘The Honor Code’ – See What It’s About Inside

Wow – we are so grateful for the leaders and teams downloading and distributing copies of The Honor Code in their organizations! In a simple yet impactful way, it shares 7 core behaviors for honorable leadership. Get your team on the same page, and download your free copy. If you’re already using The Honor Code, […]

October 17, 2015

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10 Ways to Inspire Your Team – Courtesy of Project Smart

Project Smart lists the “10 Ways to Inspire Your Team” – Have a clear goal with a reasonable approach to achieve it. Be enthusiastic about each person’s contributions. Wear your positive hat and leave the negative hat at home. Focus on the strengths of each person. Clear hurdles like a Super Hero. Get the slackers […]

October 15, 2015

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Leadership in Public Office – Which Candidates Can You Trust?

Before those political ads start revving up again, cut through the rhetoric and evaluate the best public servant through the lens of character, courage, and competence. Download a free copy of the non-partisan ‘Leading with Honor Voter Evaluation Guide’ to help you determine the best candidate for public office. And, please share with others! What […]

October 14, 2015

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Special Thanks to the Leaders at Orbital ATK

Special thank you to Janis Steblay and Orbital ATK for their gracious endorsement the Leading with Honor message – “I have nothing but the highest compliments for Lee’s presentation–both for his keynote presentation and workshop training. Lee’s book and leadership model were an excellent addition to our Leadership Development program. His personal stories brought the […]

October 13, 2015

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Recognizing the Leadership of Christopher Columbus

Let’s stop and take a moment to celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas, which happened on October 12, 1492. Whatever tenacity that it took Columbus to accomplish this voyage, we wish that same energy and drive for all leaders seeking to lead with honor! Columbus Day – Wikipedia

October 12, 2015

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Rally the Troops with This Inexpensive Tool – See Inside

Do you need to “rally the troops” on your team to lead with character, courage, and competence? Leading with Honor Wristbands are an inexpensive way to unify your team vision and goals. Debossed with the phrase “Character, Courage, Competence”, check them out in our online store –

October 12, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, October 11, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1984, American Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first female astronaut to space walk. She was aboard the space shuttle Challenger. The U.S. space program started in 1958, so it took 26 years before a woman walked in space. Do you have the passion and focus to spend 26 […]

October 11, 2015

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