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Faith and Courage: Close Allies in Authentic Leadership – Watch the Video

Lee Ellis was invited to speak on InTouch with Dr. Charles Stanley recently. In honor of the Independence Day Week, we wanted to share this message with you, too. In addition to Lee’s strong call to faith and courage as elements of authentic leadership, this segment also features several veterans including Sgt First Class SFC […]

July 2, 2013

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Leaders and Difficult Decisions: How Do You Handle Syrian Crisis Scenarios?

Hard choices come with the job of a leader. Imagine almost 1 million Americans dying in a modern American civil war over the last two years, comparatively speaking. That is the ratio of people that have died in the current debacle in Syria—many of them innocents caught amid the violence.* It’s a tangible example of […]

July 1, 2013

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Doing the Right Thing: My Frustrating Healthcare Visit and the Surprise Ending

By Michael Roman (Editor’s Note: From time to time, we want to feature blog articles from other authors that highlight a particular issue related to leadership and personal development.) Frustrations for C-level executives run high when someone in their organization decides NOT TO ACT to correct a damaging situation before its effects reach the final […]

June 17, 2013

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Why Handing Out LinkedIn Recommendations Like Candy Could Kill Your Reputation

By Kendra Lee, President, KLA Group (Editor’s Note: In Lee’s ongoing emphasis on leading with character, courage, and competence, we wanted to share this guest post related to the growing popularity in LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements.) Think about the last time you agreed to give one of your favorite businesses, vendors, consultants, or colleagues a […]

May 16, 2013

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Announcing the Leading with Honor ‘Courage Challenge’ – A Special Invitation

Lee Ellis defines courage – “I define courage as doing what’s right even when it doesn’t feel natural and doesn’t feel safe. Overcoming fears to do what we know is right—that’s leading with honor.” Like the leaders in the Hanoi Hilton, acts of true courage minimize fear, selfishness, pride, and they embrace wisdom, character, humility, […]

May 15, 2013

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On Leaders and Accountability (Part 5): Seven Tips to Celebrating the Big Payoff

A momentous payoff has just occurred in your team as you’ve applied the guidance in this ongoing series of articles on accountability (previous articles links provided below)—your direct report has successfully accomplished his or her goal(s)! Things have gone well; as their leader, your expectations have been met and possibly exceeded. What Next? So what […]

May 1, 2013

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Road Less Travelled” by M. Scott Peck, M.D. – Distinguishing Between Dependency and Love

Author and Leadership Consultant, Lee Ellis, said that he recently re-read this book for the third time! Great read for those leading others in their family, work, or community. Here’s a quick summary of the book’s topic – “It helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; […]

April 23, 2013

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On Leaders and Accountability (Part 4): How Mentoring and Coaching Builds Trust

In part 3 on accountability, we talked about the importance of clarity–making sure people are clear about expectations and gaining alignment in everything including mission, vision, values, standards, your peculiar worldview, and the specific goals to be accomplished. In surveying more than 300 leaders from Fortune 500 companies, I learned that two of the attributes […]

April 3, 2013

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The Latest Leadership Book Recommendation from Lee – “One of the Most Gripping Biographies Ever Published”

Here’s the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Last Lion 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone, 1932-40”. Lee was really energized by this book on Churchill’s leadership during this critical era in world history. Discussion centers on the alarm he sounded about the terrible plot being hatched inside Hitler’s deranged mind. Other readers say that […]

March 27, 2013

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The Collision of Leadership and Assessing One’s Natural Strengths and Struggles – A Practical Next Step

The first lesson in Leading with Honor is entitled “Know Yourself”. Before the act of executing decisions in leadership and leading others, the foundational step in leadership is knowing who you are–your strengths, weaknesses, talents, and abilities that uniquely position you for fulfillment and success in life and work. Alternately, this means relieving the pressure […]

February 25, 2013

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Great advice on how leaders and visionaries can use technology to get ahead and focus on the future.

February 11, 2013

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