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Fox & Friends Interview – Four Primary Lessons Learned in the POW Camps

Here’s a clip of Lee’s recent interview with Fox & Friends on January 4th. Great interview with relevant wisdom and advice that anyone can use! The main points of interview were – (1) Know Yourself (2) Guard Your Character (3) Confront Your Doubts and Fears and (4) Bounce Back, and Be Resilient. These four principles […]

January 7, 2013

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On Leaders and Accountability: Notes from the Cliff

As we prepare to launch into the New Year, I’ve amazed at how the word “cliff” has dominated the news. We’re obviously not talking about the very dangerous physical sport of cliff diving which can be a thing of beauty and grace done by the professionals. No, it’s the political sport of dancing on the […]

January 2, 2013

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Christmas in the POW Camps and Perspective During Challenging Moments

During this special time of gift-giving, today’s extended post is an excerpt from the chapter on “Clarify Your Culture” in Leading with Honor. We wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas season from Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media – “The day I received my first package from home is a case in point. As the […]

December 20, 2012

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Leaders Dig Deep and Treasure Their Trials: A How-To Article

As we approach the end of the year, are you going (or have you been) through tough times? If so, it may be time to reflect on some who have been down that road before you. For the POWs in the Vietnam War, facing serious trials became a way of life.  In that bleak existence […]

December 3, 2012

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Another Recommendation – “The Six Fundamentals of Success” by Stuart Levine. Why is it a core book on Lee Ellis’ Bookshelf?

Here’s another Book Recommendation from leadership consultant, Lee Ellis’, Bookshelf – “The Six Fundamentals of Success” by Stuart R. Levine. One description of this book says – “Everyone has his or her own style at work. But if you look at the people who are successful, you’ll see similarities. They always do the most important […]

November 15, 2012

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Fight for Clarity

Much of success in life is about getting everyone on the same page—whether it’s personal or professional relationships. And inevitably someone has to choose to lead the charge in getting clarity.  As fighter pilots, we reviewed comm procedures during pre-flight briefing to ensure that everyone would be on the “same frequency”. In this case gaining […]

November 1, 2012

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“What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?” – Read Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, on a true leader’s characteristics

Whether evaluating your personal leadership qualities or deciding what type of leader you want to serve in your work (or cast your vote for public office in a few weeks), Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, provides a great summary of a true leader’s characteristics. Read it here. One of the best statements […]

October 10, 2012

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Deception: A Warning About Taking the Easy Way Out

There are many situations in which it’s wise to take the easy path.  After all, why should we waste time and energy doing things the hard way?  Clearly, compressed-air nail guns and modern washer/dryers are far more efficient than the toilsome methods of earlier generations.  But when it comes to issues of character and integrity, […]

October 1, 2012

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Who Are You Hiring This Election Season? Evaluating Political Leaders with Character, Trust, and Executive Competence – A Free Guide from Lee Ellis

Who have you hired lately? Your next hire may be your elected political servant! Lee Ellis has just released a new Leading with Honor Voter Evaluation Guide to help you vote for the best political candidate based on foundational leadership qualities such as character, trust, and executive competence. This is a FREE, non-partisan guide, so […]

August 23, 2012

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Breaking Story – “How Emory University Failed Its Own Honor Code”

The new revelation (see related article from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) by leaders at Emory University that a former Dean of Admissions had been supplying false data (lying) when reporting the SAT scores and Class Ranking of  incoming students has been a great disappointment to the city of Atlanta, and a revelation throughout the country. If […]

August 22, 2012

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“Leadership Surprises from West Point” from author Jim Collins

Jim Collins, businessman and author of Good to Great, writes an article about speaking at West Point Military Academy and the surprising conclusions about leadership during this experience. One notable quote from the article was, “Army leaders face one giant reality that business leaders rarely face: ‘In business, if you make bad decisions, people lose […]

August 9, 2012

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A Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf: “The Adversity Paradox”

Another Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf: “The Adversity Paradox” by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings. “Obstacles and setbacks are an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s harsh and volatile economy. This book will help you evaluate the very experiences that could stall or tumble a career and use them to build uncommon success.” […]

August 1, 2012

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Soar Higher, or Crash and Burn? Great Leaders Embrace the Power of Belief

Last week, I was in Oshkosh, WI attending the 2012 AirVenture event, a weeklong airshow and exposition of experimental aircraft, homebuilts, and generally everything aviation for the civilian aviation enthusiast.   It’s quite a show that attracts aviation enthusiasts from all over the world.  In my July 11th blog, we explored beliefs and how they impact […]

July 31, 2012

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