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Good to Great – Looking Back at this Research

Do you remember what started to the whole “Good to Great” phenomenon with our friend Jim Collins? It’s always good to take a look back and re-learn what you learned in the past. Check out the foundational article on his website about how he started with 1,435 good companies, examined their performance over 40 years, […]

September 5, 2019

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Gaining courage in Challenging Conversations – Free Tool

How do you gain courage for those challenging conversations without withdrawing or dominating? The key is stay engaged and communicate with respect, love, confidence, yet humility. Leading with Honor has the perfect tool to help you called the Courage Challenge Card. Download your free copy or purchase copies for your entire team – check it […]

September 4, 2019

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Article – Lead Where You Are

Great article and reminder from our friends at WildSparq on “leading where you are.” Even if you haven’t attained your ultimate leadership goals yet, there’s power and influence today in leading where you are. Please check out the article on the WildSparq website and post your comments and thoughts too – thank you    

September 3, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, September 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1982, J.R. Richard returned to major league baseball after a two-year absence following a near-fatal stroke. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should soak up every new story of courage, patience, and resilience to later remember when you’re in a challenging situation. Honorable leaders can overcome anything! J.R. […]

September 1, 2019

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Elemendorf AFB and Leading with Honor

Such a great group of leaders at Elmendorf Air Force Base that are getting ready for deployment. We talked about the character, courage, and resilience needed to defend freedom in general. Grateful that they are so dedicated to their work and talents. Find out where Lee is speaking on the Speaking Page       […]

August 28, 2019

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3 quick leadership tips for senior leaders

3 quick tips for senior leaders: renew your value by sharing your legacy of experiences, battles, successes, and failures. Otherwise, future generations are doomed to repeat what you’ve already learned in your personal and professional life. Here are three unchanging principles that will renew leadership value for yourself and others – Preparation – Share it […]

August 28, 2019

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth” by Richard Boyatzis,  Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten. In this brand new book, the authors use rich and moving real-life stories, as well as decades of original published research on coaching and helping relationships, to […]

August 27, 2019

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An FAQ on leader focus for success

A ‘Leading with Honor’ FAQ – “Besides the foundations of character, courage, and commitment in leadership, what else should successful leaders be thinking about?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “You can’t do this alone. It’s too difficult. You need encouragement. You need people who will say, ‘Well, why would you want to do that?’ I could […]

August 26, 2019

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11 Sessions to a More Cohesive Team

The new “Engage with Honor Group Training Guide” is here! Designed as a self-study leadership development course for your team, go through the 11 Sessions that teach the Courageous Accountability Model. Learn more and download a free sample in the Leading with Honor Store    

August 26, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1975, Bruce Springsteen’s album “Born to Run” was released. He has recorded rock albums like this one as well as folk-oriented works, and his lyrics often address the experiences and struggles of working-class Americans. Springsteen has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million […]

August 25, 2019

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The Contagious Effect Of Good And Bad Leaders – Does it exist?

We love Jack Zenger! In this new article, he’s asking these very important questions – To what extent does a manager’s behavior impact the engagement of subordinates? How contagious is good or bad leadership? Does a senior boss’s bad leadership behavior impact only immediate subordinates, or does it keep cascading on down? Check out his […]

August 22, 2019

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Giving Back – The Air Warrior Courage Foundation

One of Leading with Honor’s favorite nonprofit organizations in the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. It was formed by military aviators to “care for our own,” their mission and focus is on active duty, guard, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not covered by […]

August 20, 2019

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3 Ways That Sr. Leaders Can Renew Their Value

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away,” said General Douglas MacArthur. Whether you’re a military veteran, a business veteran, an academic veteran, or a veteran in any industry sector, you sense the strong pressure that the world wants to cast off the old as irrelevant in our modern, youth-driven culture. Leaders today that once […]

August 19, 2019

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What are the 4C’s I Keep Hearing About?

What are the 4C’s that Lee keeps talking about in training, coaching, and speaking? It’s part of a model from his book, Engage with Honor. Whether it’s engaging a peer, volunteer, colleague, friend or family member, these steps ensure a better relationship. Learn More and get your copy of Engage with Honor in the Online […]

August 19, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1981, Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia took out an insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London. The all-American was insured for one million dollars. What’s the leadership lesson? Think of the ways that honorable leaders can protect and nurture their best people. Start with making a heart […]

August 18, 2019

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, August 16, 2019

“Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.” – Friedrich Nietzsche      

August 16, 2019

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Article/Opinion – Trust But Verify

The phrase “Trust but verify” was made famous by Ronald Reagan in December 1987 after the signing of the INF Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev. This phrase means that there is a finite chance that the person either did not understand or is not capable of performing as expected, so you must verify. Others believe that […]

August 15, 2019

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Quick Advice on Launching a Connection with Your Team

Are you an honorable leader seeking a stronger connection with your team? How could you be a “launcher” who impacts and influences another person’s career? Dr. Richard Boyatzis shows conclusively that relationship connections help people create change that is holistic and sustainable.   We’re excited because now we can better understand and be even more […]

August 14, 2019

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Having leadership challenges to connect?

Having challenges connecting with your team today (or family, for that matter)? Remember the 4C’s! This graphic is based on the award-winning book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability. Purchase your copies in the Online Store.    

August 13, 2019

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It’s a Launch Celebration!

We’re celebrating the release of the new Engage with Honor Group Training Guide as a self-study leadership development course for your team. 11 Sessions that go step-by-step through the Courageous Accountability Model. Learn more and download a free sample in the Leading with Honor Store –      

August 12, 2019

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On This Day in Leadership History, August 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was preparing for his weekly radio broadcast when, during testing of the microphone, the President said of the Soviet Union, “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in […]

August 11, 2019

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