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Lee Ellis FAQ – Lessons Learned?

A Leading with Honor Frequently Asked Question – “During the Vietnam War, after 53 missions in enemy territory, your plane was hit. You managed to parachute to safety but landed in a field of Vietnamese snipers and were captured, subsequently being held prisoner for more than five years. What lessons did you learn from such […]

An FAQ on Leadership Self-Awareness

A ‘Leading with Honor’ FAQ – “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 Ellis’ Answer – “True self-awareness requires an honest, personal evaluation of one’s natural strengths and struggles. What are my natural gifts and abilities, and […]

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 […]