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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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“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 […]

July 2, 2014

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Congratulations on the 60th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Academy!

We are genuinely grateful for the skilled leaders that have graduated from this institution, served our nation, and protected the freedoms that enjoy today. Attached is Lee’s message to them—please join us in celebrating this achievement! (Note: to see a larger version of the message below, click here and view page 9 from CheckPoints Magazine.)

June 30, 2014

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee Ellis’ Bookshelf – “Courage” by Gus Lee

In this guide to doing the right thing, ethicist Gus Lee presents a self-help approach to solving hard-edged problems. The key to effective leadership, he argues, is “principled conduct under pressure”—in short, courage. While courage is hardly the one-size-fits-all magic bullet that Lee envisions, much of his advice is valuable, particularly that dealing with communication, […]

June 25, 2014

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