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Impressive Students Leading the Way – Honoring Vietnam POWs

During the Nam POW reunion at the Wyndham River walk Hotel San Antonio, Lee and Mary took time to visit with five history students and their teacher Coach Bryan Degner from Boerne (TX) Middle School North. They are preparing for state competition in a history project and have already done considerable research on the POW […]

March 26, 2015

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Giving Back Spotlight – The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Lee believes deeply in giving back to the community, and he and his wife Mary are longtime supporters of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Deployment and mobilization can be a very stressful time for service members and their families—in particular, multiple deployments as they’re experiencing today. The Yellow Ribbon Program’s mission is to assist, collaborate, […]

March 24, 2015

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Lee Presents at the Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Lee had the honor of presenting his experience and expertise to 250 members of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta this week. He’s pictured here with club president, Robin Frazer Clark. Many of their members are also former Vietnam veterans. We’re so grateful that this regional legal community is seeking to lead with honor and character! […]

March 24, 2015

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May I Join You for Spring Break? Thanks for the Invite – See Inside

Need an interesting book to listen while on the road during Spring Break? Leading with Honor is available as an audio book narrated by Lee Ellis, or you can download it on Audible. In his own words, listen as he shares the stories of his POW experience, and soak in a life and leadership lesson […]

March 23, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 22, 2015

On this day in 1872, Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment. To be a leader, most of the time you must be the first one to take action on any issue. What honorable issue have you been waiting for someone else to say or do first? Maybe you should be […]

March 22, 2015

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Avoiding the Hiring Nightmare: Tactics for Hiring the Best Employee

By Lee Ellis The employee-hiring process always has the potential to be a stressful one. Hire the wrong person, and it causes lost time and money for the organization. Hire the right person though, and team momentum and getting results get a huge boost. Here’s a step-by-step list* for all leaders to consider as you […]

March 18, 2015

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How to Help Your Employees Be Happier

How much should you care about happiness in the workplace? Should nurturing happiness be a part of your job description? On a -5 to +5 misery/happiness scale should you spend a lot of effort trying to move unhappy people from a -5 to a -2? Or should you get serious and try to move people […]

March 17, 2015

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Thanks to Duke Energy for Seeking to Lead with Honor!

Special thanks to Jeffrey J. Lyash, Executive Vice President – Energy Supply, Duke Energy, for his kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “Duke Energy and Progress Energy recently merged, bringing two of the best electric utilities in the country into one organization. During this process, it became evident early on that we […]

March 16, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 15, 2015

On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage. As a leader, consider the bravery, intent of purpose, and sense of satisfaction in accomplishing his goals. May we all be as focused on achieving our goals and purpose as this Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer! Christopher Columbus – […]

March 15, 2015

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” – George Bernard Shaw

March 13, 2015

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Who Needs More Courage Today? See Inside for Encouragement and Guidance

Who needs more courage today? We all do! One of Lee’s foundational leadership lessons is to “Confront your Doubts and Fears”. It’s one of the most important principles that he emphasizes in his consulting and presentations. Spend some time on the question below, and think about the areas of fear that are holding you back […]

March 10, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 8, 2015

On this day in 1855, a train passed over the first railway suspension bridge at Niagara Falls, NY. A border crossing between Canada and the United States, the Suspension Bridge played significant roles in the histories of the Niagara region and the two countries. The railroads brought a large influx of trade and tourists into […]

March 8, 2015

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Four Lies that All Leaders Are Tempted to Use, and How to Tell the Truth

By Lee Ellis Unlike the torturous battles our leaders faced in the Vietnam POW camps, most of the battles we face as leaders aren’t physically painful. But the emotional and mental battles to get results may seem equally challenging. Want to know the guiding force that kept my comrades and me unified while the enemy […]

March 4, 2015

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Decoding Leadership: What 4 Types of Behaviors Make the Difference

Telling CEOs these days that leadership drives performance is a bit like saying that oxygen is necessary to breathe. Over 90 percent of CEOs are already planning to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face. A big, unresolved issue, though, is what sort […]

March 3, 2015

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On This Day in Leadership History, March 1, 2015

On this day in 1949, Joe Louis announced that he was retiring from boxing as world heavyweight boxing champion. In addition to being considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time, Louis’ cultural impact was felt well outside the ring for the next 30 years. He is widely regarded as the first African […]

March 1, 2015

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