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Two Institutions Choosing to Lead with Honor – See Inside

We’re so grateful for special institutions like the ones below that give Lee an opportunity to share his expertise – “Wow! Col. Ellis’ presentation to our Veterans Entrepreneurship Program was truly inspirational. He provided some valuable lessons for leadership and life.” – Sheb True, Ph.D., Professor and Director of GAVE (Georgia Advancing Veterans Education), Coles […]

May 20, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 17, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1998, New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game. Did he do it solely on natural ability? Not a chance. His natural abilities combined with his learned experiences, his ability to manage his emotions, as […]

May 17, 2015

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‘Leading with Honor’ Graduates Special – See Inside

Graduation Season is here! From now through May 31st, save 30% off Lee’s award-winning book, Leading with Honor. The 14 life and leadership principles in this book have guided Lee from his Vietnam POW experience through his 40+ year career. Please consider passing on this wisdom to the next generation – enter savings code “SPRING15” […]

May 16, 2015

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Boosting Your Success Quotient: Four Ways to Discern the Emotions of Others

By Lee Ellis The commercials on television today highlight 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. Maybe your feedback to […]

May 13, 2015

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Leading with Honor – Special Spring Offer – Save 30% Off!

Take Lee Ellis on the road with you as he shares his dramatic Vietnam POW stories and practical lessons learned in the camps. These 14 principles have literally served to guide his 40+ year career as a military officer, leadership consultant, author, and subject matter expert. We’re extending our special Spring offer through May! Save […]

May 11, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 10, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1869, Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory, UT. A golden spike was driven in at the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S. What a great reminder to celebrate and commemorate achievements in life and work! Stop for a moment and celebrate […]

May 10, 2015

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, May 8, 2015

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

May 8, 2015

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7 Leadership Steps That You Need to Know on Keeping Your Promises

By Lee Ellis I had already broken three promises, and the day wasn’t over yet! I was participating in an event specifically on the topic of self-governance and reliable follow-through, and in the heat of the moment I made some commitments that I couldn’t keep. While they were small things that others may not have […]

May 6, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, May 3, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1937, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind.” Sixty Pulitzer Prizes in fiction were awarded before 1948. The final count for women fiction winners overall? 18. Ouch. Our guess is that Margaret Mitchell never had the goal of winning a Pulitzer Prize as she […]

May 3, 2015

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Defiant” by Alvin Townley

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Defiant” by Alvin Townley. Filled with gripping and powerful stories of the POWs in the Hanoi Hilton, Townley’s book offers another perspective on this important piece of history. It will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations. Learn […]

April 28, 2015

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Tonight on the Smithsonian Channel – “The Spy in the Hanoi Hilton”

Tonight on the Smithsonian Channel—watch the full episode online! In 1973, 591 American POWs returned home from the Vietnam War, bringing with them harrowing tales of survival. But there was an even more remarkable — and secret — story to tell: a feat of incredible spycraft that remained classified for decades…until now. This is the […]

April 27, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, April 26, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1514, Copernicus made his first observations of the planet Saturn. A trailblazer in many ways, Copernicus had a natural passion for studying the stars. He pushed the technology of his time to explore new ways of seeing the world and the space that we inhabit. As leaders, remember […]

April 26, 2015

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Capt. Sully: 5 Tips for Making Decisions Under Fire

Great advice from Capt. Sully Sullenberger on “How to Make Decisions Under Fire.” When both engines failed on U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on January 15, 2009, as the result of a bird strike, he and his crew had just 208 seconds to do something we had never trained for, and to get it right the […]

April 23, 2015

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