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On This Day in Leadership History, December 28, 2014

On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson. In specific leadership scenarios, if one’s influence is no longer able to affect change then it takes wisdom and vision to know when it’s time for seasons of work […]

December 28, 2014

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A 1963 Christmas Classic – Proclaiming Peace and Hope

What’s your favorite Christmas song? Please share! We’re thinking back to 1963 when Bing Crosby was televised singing “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, a song of hope and peace during some turbulent times in our nation’s history. Merry Christmas to you!

December 24, 2014

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Six Ways To Beat Executive Job Stress

Let’s face it—the holidays can add extra pressure in work and business to get job done amidst additional activities of the season. In this article from Forbes.com, the columnist shares Six Way to Beat Executive Job Stress. In a nutshell, these stress relievers are – Know Your Stress Response. Exercise. Get Serious about Fitness. Build […]

December 22, 2014

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On This Day in Leadership History, December 21, 2014

On this day in 1937, Walt Disney premiered its earliest animated classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. It was the first full-length cel animated feature film of its kind in motion pictures. Imagine the passion and visionary leadership that it took to stay focused and realize Disney’s dream come true? No doubt that Disney […]

December 21, 2014

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Identifying the Four Unhealthy D’s of Dysfunctional Leaders

By Lee Ellis Earlier this year, someone sent me a Washington Post article about the Pentagon’s investigative actions to remove abusive leaders. One general was described as a profane screamer who was “cruel and oppressive”. Another leader was singled out as a verbally abusive taskmaster and still another was “dictatorial,” “unglued”, a master of “profanity-fused […]

December 16, 2014

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“3 Characteristics of Successful Virtual Teams” – Leadership Insight

Many of you are working in virtual environments with remote access to other staff and team members. What’s the best way to lead and work in this environment? Check out this helpful article from Blanchard LeaderChat on “3 Characteristics of Successful Virtual Teams” – click here And, please also share your suggestions and experience!

December 15, 2014

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On This Day in Leadership History, December 14, 2014

On this day in history in 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole. He reached the destination 35 days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott. Imagine the focused endurance and passionate commitment that it took to achieve this goal, and how does this equate to a leadership goal […]

December 14, 2014

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Daily Reminders of How to Lead with Honor – See Inside

Daily reminders of how to lead with honor can help during moments of decision-making. One of the easiest ways is using Leading with Honor items such as reminder cards, wristbands, and more to keep your focus on leading the right way! Check out our stocking stuffers in our Online Store, and please share if you’re […]

December 13, 2014

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Giving Back Emphasis – The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation

Today, we want to give special emphasis to an organization that Lee supports – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) Based in Washington, D.C., the 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 […]

December 8, 2014

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On This Day in Leadership History, December 7, 2014

On this day in 1796, John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United States. Ever wonder about Adams’ personality type? Read Lee’s fascinating article on his comparison between Presidents Adams and Jefferon—it may surprise you! Click Here  

December 7, 2014

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The Key to Great Team Development – A Leader’s Tool

Would you agree that one of the foundational principles of building a great team is mutual awareness of each other’s natural behaviors, strengths, and struggles? This information about your team members is powerful! Lee’s newest assessment service, Leadership Behavior DNA, can provide this insight and more. Check out what it takes to offer these services […]

December 1, 2014

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On This Day in Leadership History, November 30, 2014

On this day in history in 1782, peace talks between British and American diplomats got underway in Paris earlier in May 1782 and continued into the fall. In September, the American negotiators (John Jay, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin) discovered that the French foreign minister had sent his secretary on a secret trip to London. […]

November 30, 2014

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16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

In this article, “16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do”, the Mark and Angel Hack Life Blog answer this base element of honorable leadership related to emotional intelligence and maturity – “So I was wondering, what do emotionally strong people NOT do? The reason I ask is that I’ve spent a lot of time implementing […]

November 29, 2014

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Thank You Leaders in the Retail Industry!

On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, let’s remember the leadership and workers in retail today who are working long hours. Many of them are choosing to lead and serve with honor, and we’re grateful for these leaders today. Thank you retail service industry!

November 28, 2014

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Grateful for Honorable Leaders and Organizations – Read Inside

Special thanks for these generous comments from Jerry Hendrix and Robert Stevenson, executive leaders at Mohawk Flooring, regarding Lee and Leading with Honor – “When faced with immense adversity, Lee Ellis turned what could have been devastating into an opportunity. In his book ‘Leading with Honor,’ he details a unique approach to leadership shaped by […]

November 26, 2014

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