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It’s National Tell a Joke Day

Today is “National Tell a Joke Day” – we’re leading the charge and sharing a cartoon with you. Tell a joke to someone today, but make it a good one!

August 16, 2014

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“Don’t Get Mad: Get Even-Keeled” – How to Give/Receive Criticism That’ll Help You Grow as a Leader

Emotional fluctuations we experience in intimate relationships can often take similar form in the workplace. Criticisms are communicated as personal attacks, rather than concerns to be addressed. Daily irritations fuel disgust, sarcasm, and contempt. These situations result in defensiveness, dodging of responsibility, and a passive resistance that comes from feeling unfairly treated. Harry Levinson, a […]

August 14, 2014

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Teaching Teens to Lead – How Important Is It?

Teaching Teens to Lead—how important is it? Roughly 28% of recent college graduates are described as “deficient” with only a small fraction deemed highly skilled. Leadership requires practice, but young people get few opportunities to do so. What can you do? Check out the article below, and share your thoughts – Click here to read […]

August 13, 2014

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Two Frequently Asked Questions on Building and Maintaining Teams

Here’s a quick nugget of wisdom for your Monday—2 Frequently Asked Questions on Team-Building in Leadership – Q: “What is the role of a leader in building a high-performance team?” A: “A leader is crucial because he/she sets the tone, attitude, culture, and example of what is and is not okay. A self-aware leader must […]

August 11, 2014

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11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

Whether you’re a veteran or simply appreciate the values instilled in military personnel, here are “11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership” – good reminders for anyone wanting to grow and stretch what they apply as leaders. Click to Read courtesy of CareerBuilder. Which leadership item in this list do you appreciate the most? […]

August 10, 2014

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Leading with Honor – Wisdom for Today, August 8th

“I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning #attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don’t need a lot of #talent.” – Coach Bear Bryant (1913-1983), Head Coach, University […]

August 8, 2014

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4 Leadership Vitamins to Take for Low Emotional Intelligence

By Lee Ellis The commercials on television today talk endlessly about treatments for low this and low that, but unfortunately, we don’t hear much about low Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Here are some symptoms: You know you’re brilliant, yet you find yourself reacting with impatience and anger with others who just don’t get it. You’ve noticed […]

August 6, 2014

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Lee Ellis – Wisdom for Today

“It takes #courage to lead during times of conflict; as an honorable #leader, you have to think one step ahead of the bad guy.” – Lee Ellis

August 1, 2014

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Six Way to Avoid Career Blindspots

What’s the saying, “What you don’t know, you don’t know”? Don’t be blind-sided by issues that can sidetrack your #career and #leadership path. Lee has created a brief slide presentation on Six Ways to Avoid Career Blindspots. Please check it out and share it with others!    

July 31, 2014

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Never Set Your Goals Too Low – How to Aim Higher to Go Higher

Instead of the traditional New Year’s resolution, let’s take a look at ways to do some “mid-course correction” in regards to personal and #professional #goals. This article from the General Leadership Blog outlines the most successful way to build a two-page document outlining who you are as a person based on your #leadership style, your […]

July 30, 2014

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute. This excellent book uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in […]

July 24, 2014

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Two Inspiring, Special Leaders – See If You Agree

Lee Ellis met two special people recently. Jessica Cox, born without arms but the first pilot to ever be certified as a pilot by the FAA , flying with her feet. Dana Bowman, lost both his legs in an Army skydiving accident and wears two prosthesis. His motto applies here: “It is not the Disability, […]

July 22, 2014

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The Power of One Person’s Commitment – A POW Bracelet Testimony

Lee continues to be humbly grateful for many people who prayed for and supported him during his over five-year POW experience. A special lady, Judy Groszek, was one of these individuals that wore a bracelet with Lee’s name and contacted Lee 40 years later to the realization that he had returned home. Individuals like Judy […]

July 16, 2014

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4 Traits of “Invisible” People—And Why Your Organization Needs Them

Want less drama in your work as a leader? Hire some “invisible” people. A new book profiles ambitious professionals who find the most satisfaction in work that is critical to their organization’s success, but goes largely unnoticed by the public. Read about the “4 Traits of ‘Invisible’ People in Your Organization” and why they’re critical […]

July 10, 2014

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What’s your definition of a leader? How do you effectively confront and conquer doubts and fears on a consistent basis in life and work? Lee shares his answers in this new, in-depth interview.

Recently, Lee had a great conversation on a Webcast sponsored by the Profitability Revolution Paradigm, an organization dedicated to helping small business owners grow and develop. There are so many great points in this segment on the principles of honorable leadership, and it’s our honor to share it with you. Please share it with someone […]

July 9, 2014

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Why is Truth So Important for Personal and National Freedom? Leaders Must Confront Motives and Actions for Long-Term Success

(Note: this editorial was originally posted in the July 4th edition of the San Diego Union – click this link to view the original article.) During this important season of celebrating our nation’s independence, think about the many courageous stories throughout history that contributed to the freedoms that we enjoy today. They serve as our collective […]

July 8, 2014

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Leader and Gen. Robinson Risner Rose To Torturous Challenge As POW

Investors Business Daily editor, Bucky Fox, shares his in-depth article about POW leader and hero, Gen. Robbie Risner (1/16/1925-10/22/2013). Lee and others share their thoughts and overall impact that this leader and man had on their lives as Vietnam POWs and beyond. Please read about this important page in history – Click Here Also, please […]

July 7, 2014

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