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An FAQ on leader focus for success

A ‘Leading with Honor’ FAQ – “Besides the foundations of character, courage, and commitment in leadership, what else should successful leaders be thinking about?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “You can’t do this alone. It’s too difficult. You need encouragement. You need people who will say, ‘Well, why would you want to do that?’ I could […]

A ‘Leading with Honor’ Frequently Asked Question on Character and Courage

A ‘Leading with Honor’ Frequently Asked Question – “In your book Engage with Honor, you highlight values such as character and courage. Please expand on the importance of these principles for modern-day leaders and why having courage is so important.” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “In my book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous […]

FAQ – Accountability Principles at Home

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “How can accountability principles that you use for training be adapted into my personal life (family, spouse, and children)?” Lee’s Answer – “Very much the same as described in the previous chapters and in this one. Human nature is the same. The one thing about home life is that […]

An FAQ on Leadership Self-Awareness

A Frequently Asked Question from Leading with Honor – “In recent interviews, you highlighted the importance of self-awareness and the capacity to overcome obstacles as a basis for personal development. Please explain why.” Lee’s Answer – “True self-awareness requires an honest, personal evaluation of one’s natural strengths and struggles. What are my natural gifts and […]

FAQ – most important leadership attribute

Leading with Honor FAQ – “What is the most important attribute of a good leader?” Lee’s Answer – “I would pick the healthiest person I can find. By healthy I mean a real, authentic self-confidence. Because healthy people are able to listen to other people’s ideas and are not threatened. If they’re healthy about themselves, […]

Frequently Asked Question: “Why is leadership development important now?

Leading with Honor Frequently Asked Question: “Why is leadership development important now? Answer from Lee Ellis: “One of my Marine POW friends had an expression that “pain purifies.” There’s a lot of truth in that statement regarding leadership development. It’s not easy. If leadership development was easy, then everyone would wake up and do it […]

Lee Ellis FAQ – “What is the most important attribute of a good leader?”

  Lee Ellis FAQ – “What is the most important attribute of a good leader?” His Answer – “I would pick the healthiest person I can find. By healthy I mean a real, authentic self-confidence. Because healthy people can listen to other people’s ideas and are not threatened. If they’re healthy about themselves, they can […]

A Leading with Honor FAQ – Breaking the “Nice” Culture

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “We have had an old style ‘nice’ culture for a long time, and as we start implementing accountability for higher standards, folks are balking and doing a lot of whining. How can we handle this?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “I’ve seen this firsthand in several companies so I know […]

Two FAQs on Raising Children with Responsibility

  Lee Ellis FAQ – “How can I get my children to be more responsible and accountable?” Answer – “Give them responsibilities and challenges and allow them the opportunity to succeed or fail. Help them learn resilience by being independent and bouncing back from failures. I don’t think you can go wrong by following the […]

Quick Advice – 4 Points of Creating Courage

Looking how to have a boost of courage as you face some changes this year? Here are 4 points that Lee advises his clients to follow – let us know what you think: Believe. You must believe that your decision is the right thing to do and that you can do it. Believe in yourself, […]

Bulletproof Camaraderie – How Tight Teams Do it

Have you ever seen or participated in a team that had bulletproof camaraderie? How do they do it? Here are my observations:   Time – They have taken the time and energy to build understanding, acceptance, and respect so that individuals feel connected and secure. Results – Because they feel belonging, team members don’t want […]

Two Ways to Connect More Deeply with Other People

Want two ways to connect more deeply with other people, either personally or professionally? Follow this advice from Lee Ellis: Connect Based on Unique Design = Learn to connect with each person based on his or her individual, unique design. More specifically, it requires communicating and managing people differently based on their natural DNA behaviors, […]

How to re-focus on being a genuine leader – 3 points to remember

How to re-focus on being a genuine leader – 3 points to remember. Apply them, and everyone around you will benefit:   Clarify Your Priorities. – You can pause right now and assess whether you’re living in alignment with your passion, purpose, and personality. If you’re not, there’s always an opportunity to change it.   […]

Saturday Recap – 3 Tips to Break Meeting Room Tension

Take a breather this weekend, and take in this advice on “3 Fearless Tips to Break Meeting Room Tension” – let us know if you agree:  1. Be intentional to show respect and dignity for others. From these opposite experiences of having bad leaders, Tom made a commitment to lead others by showing genuine respect […]

An Engage with Honor FAQ re: Micromanaging Boss

An Engage with Honor FAQ – Question: “My boss has his own, negative micro-managing version of accountability. How can I change it to a positive one?” Lee’s Answer: “Recognize that this style is likely anchored in fear or old habits based on what he learned from his boss in his formative years. The best way […]

A Lee Ellis FAQ on Courage

A Lee Ellis FAQ – “Courage is cited by the English author and management specialist, Simon Sinek, as the main requirement for inspired leadership. According to him, to lead is to have the nerve to risk your own neck, to take the first step and, therefore, influence teams. Do you agree with this point of […]

2 quick tips to manage difficult, dominant personalities

Perhaps you have heard it said about a powerful leader, “There’s a graveyard just outside his/her office for those who dared to confront them with the truth.” What’s the recognizable pattern of a dysfunctional dominant personality? Note the progression below when they are caught in a mistake. Step 1 – Deny Example – “That’s not […]