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Happy Birthday, President Lincoln – Examining His Leadership Legacy

After surveying hundreds of leaders about President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership ability to achieve great results amidst unbearably difficult circumstances, these attributes rose to the top in Lee Ellis’ research. Download a free copy of Lee’s case study on this topic from our website, and please share!

February 12, 2014

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Vision in Leadership – A Fighter Pilot’s Perspective

Fighter pilots understand the importance of vision, but let’s take it a step deeper. In the context of leadership, Lee was recently asked, “How important is it that the leader define and communicate vision in order to build and sustain a high-performance team?”  His answer – “It is essential. Clarity is always job number one. […]

February 10, 2014

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C-Span Footage of Lee’s Keynote Speech on Leadership and Survival

In one his latest keynote speeches, Lee Ellis speaks to an audience of 1,000 about leadership and surviving the Vietnam War as a POW. This particular speech is set in the context of understanding why the U.S. was involved in the Vietnam War and the freedoms that enjoy as Americans in peacefully protesting issues that […]

February 5, 2014

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The Disconnect Between Leading with Honor and Living with Honor

Do you see a disconnect in our society today between “leading with honor” and “living with honor”? For long-term, successful growth as an honorable leader in one’s work, we must first choose to live with honor in all daily, personal and professional decision-making. Consider just a few recent headlines – Air Force ICBM Testing – […]

February 4, 2014

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Adams and Jefferson Leadership Traits: Which One Was the Better Leader?

By Lee Ellis (Editor’s Note: we’re offering a free report to help you determine your personal, natural leadership strengths and struggles. Are you more Jefferson or Adams? Take the Leading with Honor Discovery Report, and instantly download your report.) American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as […]

February 3, 2014

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2014 List – Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business

See if some of your favorites made the list on the 4th Annual “Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business”, published by Trust Across America. Many of the honorees are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers. What are some of your favorite trustworthy leaders? Click […]

January 29, 2014

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Leadership and BridgeGate – Who’s Doing the Right Thing?

Recently, Lee was a guest on My Fox 9 program, Chasing New Jersey, as they discussed recent issues related to Senator Chris Christie’s leadership. Watch Lee’s reaction and commentary from a leadership development perspective, and share your thoughts on this topic. As we all look inward, what can we learn from this situation as leaders? […]

January 28, 2014

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Why We Become Mindless Zombies at Work (and in Leadership)

Editor’s Note: We thought this article was an interesting spiritual perspective in regards to work and calling. You may or may not have the same spiritual beliefs, but it is our hope that you can gain some new perspective in this insightful article. Original Article Link – Click Here by Paul Sohn If you add […]

January 27, 2014

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership”

We wanted to mention the latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership” by William R. Looney. In this book, General Looney reflects upon his most formidable experiences during a 40-year career and articulates his leadership philosophy, which is built around a very simple notion — the greatest leaders are those who […]

January 21, 2014

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The Paradox of Faith vs. Reality – How to Create Your Leadership Vision

One of the difficult challenges for leaders is paradox — the fine balance between being humble and strong; decisive and willing to listen to the ideas of others; confident and vulnerable; tough and compassionate; and detached and sensitive. What’s your leadership vision for the new year? And do you create a meaningful vision that matches […]

January 16, 2014

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Are You a Tortoise or a Hare Leader? Who Wins in the End?

So, are you a tortoise leader or a hare leader? Who wins in the end? Leadership qualities are similar and different in each person depending on your innate personality strengths and struggles. If you’ve ever been told that one leadership style is better than another, be encouraged that you can be your true self AND […]

January 9, 2014

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Leadership Psychology – Are Great Leaders Made or Born?

Ask experts what the most asked question about leadership is, and they’ll usually answer “are they made or born?” Perception is everything, even if perception and reality are often at odds. Some perceive leadership to be about nature, others ascribe to the nurture theory. I find it to be a bit of both, with emphasis […]

January 7, 2014

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The Epiphany to Growth and Prosperity in 2014—3 Ways to Lead Higher

By Lee Ellis Looking back, 2013 was a very busy year for most of us—what a blur of activity! Some of my closest friends were worried that I wouldn’t be able to sustain the pace of traveling, speaking, book signing, consulting, coaching and even working on a new book. There were challenging moments, but amazingly […]

January 6, 2014

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2013 State of Leadership Survey Results–How Does Your Perspective Compare?

Administrated by Lee’s consulting company, Leadership Freedom LLC, the purpose of this survey was to identify and compile consumer input and opinion on the general state of leadership from their personal perspective. While the actual societal reality may differ slightly from the results of this survey, it does confirm consumer sentiment based on their exposure […]

January 6, 2014

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Leadership in the New Year – Read Lee’s Thoughts in this FAQ

The new year is here! Here’s a frequently asked question that Lee has received recently – “What are your thoughts on leadership at the beginning of a new year?” Answer: “Leadership always makes the difference, good or bad. The leader has to see the vision of where you’re going to be and help people get […]

January 2, 2014

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Clear Communication Breakdown–Watch This Video Clip

As we leap into the year 2014, here’s a funny reminder about the importance of clear communication, as well as the need for patience, a good sense of humor, and self-awareness. Have you ever been in a real world situation like this one? If so, how did you clarify communication and stay engaged? Please share […]

December 31, 2013

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Lee’s Giving Recommendations for 2013

Lee and his wife, Mary, believe deeply in giving back to the community, and they are longtime advocates of several organizations. If you’re looking for new areas to give before the end of 2013, please learn more about these organizations and consider supporting their work this year with your tax-deductible donation. Click to Learn More, […]

December 30, 2013

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What Leaders in America Need the Most, and A Christmas Story

Want to know what leaders in America need the most? Listen to Lee’s latest interview this morning on “Bill Bennett’s Morning in America” as he and Oklahoma Congressman Ernest Istook have a conversation about this topic as well as Lee’s memories of Christmas in the Vietnam POW camps. Do you agree with Lee’s answer? What […]

December 23, 2013

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Lee’s Latest Recommendation from His Bookshelf – “Character: The Ultimate Success Factor” – See Inside

Here’s the latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Character: The Ultimate Success Factor” by Dr. J. Phillip London. What creates success? Is it skill? Talent? Ambition? Luck? Expertise? Perhaps it’s knowing the right people, saying the right things or simply being at the right place at the right time. It’s none of the above. While a variety of factors form our abilities and […]

December 19, 2013

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