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Voting Primaries Are Coming Up – What’s a Leader to Do?

Some state voting primaries are coming up very soon. Who can you trust to represent you? Which one has the courage to focus on the right things and the courage to act on them? Use the FREE Leading with Honor Voter Evaluation Guide to choose your best public servant. Click to download.  

April 10, 2014

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Have you Struggled Recently with Being a Courageous Leader?

Are you struggling with being courageous today—that is “doing what’s right even when it doesn’t feel natural or safe”? Being a courageous leader is the best path to long-term success. We want to help—join the ‘Leading with Honor’ Courage Challenge at the link below. And, feel free to share your courageous leadership stories, too! Join […]

April 9, 2014

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Want the best advice on becoming a great leader? Here’s Step One.

Want the best advice on becoming a great leader? Lee’s first leadership lesson in Leading with Honor is knowing yourself—your authentic strengths and struggles that everyone else has already noticed. This article in Business News Daily offers 7 Tips for Improving Self-Awareness. Click Here to read this article on their website and share your comments. […]

April 3, 2014

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Four Superhero Ways to Show Courage in Leadership

By Lee Ellis What is your greatest fear in your work? What is the one thing that you don’t want others to know about you? Perhaps it’s burying past mistakes or poor decisions, or maybe you’re in a new leadership role where you feel ashamed or ill-equipped about your lack of formal education or work […]

April 1, 2014

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Character of Leadership: An Ancient Model for a Quantum Age” by Phil Eastman

Per the book’s description, “The challenges we face today are not economic, environmental, social, or legal; they are challenges of character and leadership. This book introduces the ancient model of character and its elements of faith, justice, temperance, hope, wisdom, love, and courage. As part of that model, the book articulates the leadership behaviors aligned […]

March 24, 2014

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Why I Believe These 14 Leadership Principles Work – Watch the Clip

In this 60-second clip, Lee answers why the 14 principles in Leading with Honor work in life and leadership. If you face daily challenges that need wisdom, watch Lee’s answer. The graphic below was used recently to promote honorable leadership, and these 14 principles are listed. Click the graphic to learn more, and please share […]

March 18, 2014

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Leading with Honor—4 Ways to Have What It Takes

Are you alarmed by the frequency of ethical scandals in recent years?  No doubt, you have seen the headlines about Wall Street greed, but ethical problems are just as prevalent on Main Street where bookkeepers, purchasing agents, and business owners violate the trust that others have placed in them. Think of the headlines in recent […]

March 17, 2014

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Leadership Development Training – A Testimony of Teaching Honorable Leadership

“I’m a Division Chief with local fire department which has 550 firefighters. I’m responsible for the hiring and training of these firefighters. I have just purchased Lee’s book and it’s outstanding. We are currently developing an Officer Candidate program in the department, and Leading with Honor will be a required read for these prospective company […]

March 13, 2014

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Improving the Big Rocks of Leadership – Motivation, Trust, Retention, and Change

In a recent survey, the top 4 challenges facing leaders today are: Keeping employees motivated and focused on results. Dealing with trust issues with their team. Retention of high performers. Leading effectively through change. The successful solution to these challenges may surprise you. It starts with your personal leadership development. It is the most significant, […]

March 12, 2014

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Weigh the Pros and Cons Before Letting Millennials Work Remotely

As leaders, have you been trying to find the best method to build a remote team that works well from multiple locations? There are some important tips to consider—check out the article below and share your thoughts. Click to read the article (you will be taken to another website).

March 10, 2014

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A Former POW’s Return Visit to Vietnam – Follow My Story

A new collection of photos on our website share the highlights from Lee and his wife Mary’s trip to Asia as Lee returns on a speaking and visiting tour of the region. This is also his first return visit to Vietnam in over 40 years since his POW capture and release. The entire trip covered […]

March 5, 2014

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Leadership Intuition: Learning To Listen To Your Gut

By Lee Ellis Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior® International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. That caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very results-oriented, rational person. Then as I read Malcolm Gladwell’s […]

March 4, 2014

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4 Beliefs that Will (Eventually) Lead to a Nervous Breakdown

Editor’s Note: we routinely feature third-party articles that are of interest to us in our continuing work to promote the Leading with Honor message. We hope that this article is informative and enlightening for you. Original Article Link – Click Here by Shelley Prevost Anxiety is a powerful drug for entrepreneurs. In the right doses, […]

February 27, 2014

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Special Thanks for Leaders Sharing Honorable Leadership Principles

Special thanks to MSgt Ryan Edwards USAF serving at Eglin AFB, FL for the following comment and request – “Hello. I am a MSGT in the USAF and I really enjoyed the book. I hand it out to my Airmen every month as a reward for being the superior performer for the month. I’d like […]

February 26, 2014

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Facing a Critical Leadership Challenge Right Now? Read About this Life Experience from the Honorable Orson Swindle

Facing a critical leadership challenge right now? Read about the Vietnam POW experience from another perspective. This new interview article focuses on the thoughts and memories Lee’s close friend and comrades, The Honorable Orson Swindle. Read about his personal strategy for withstanding the physical, mental, and emotional torture, and share your thoughts – Click this […]

February 17, 2014

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New C-Span Lee Ellis Interview on Sunday, February 17th – See Enclosed

This Weekend on C-Span! Lee talks with C-Span Founder and Executive Chairman, Brian Lamb, on his popular program, Q&A, on more personal, intimate details of his POW experience and how he has adapted those lessons learned into teaching and consulting others today. This is one of Lee’s best interviews to date, so we wanted to […]

February 13, 2014

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Three Leaderships Lessons From Janis Joplin by Shelley Row

(Editor’s Note: Shelley Row learns “3 Leadership Lessons from Janis Joplin”—yep, that’s right! Her insights will intrigue you—read her article below and share your thoughts. The original article link can accessed here.) By Shelley Row Yes, you read that correctly: Leadership lessons from Janis Joplin. I know. I’m surprised, too. My husband and I, along […]

February 13, 2014

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