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How Leaders Can Engage Dialogue in Race Relations

The expression “Hindsight is 2020” now seems to be a two-edged sword that will cut into history for generations and perhaps centuries to come. We are all part of this watershed year that will determine the course of our culture and country. The Year of Change First it was the COVID-19 Coronavirus that caused us […]

Quick Advice on Situational Awareness – 3 Things

Quick Advice on Situational Awareness – as a facilitator for executive teams and boards, this skill is what Lee focuses on the most—to be as situationally aware as possible of what’s going on in the room. So how can you coach yourself to be more situationally aware? Here are three important behaviors: 1. Know Yourself. […]

How’s Your Situational Awareness? 3 Behavioral Attitudes to Remember

In our day-to-day work, most of us would consider the statement “Think or Die” to be pretty dramatic. But for F-16 pilots, their slogan is defined as a keen level of “SA” or “Situational Awareness” because it’s a matter of life and death in their work. 700 Feet per Second Awareness One of the roles […]

Does Remote Working Fit with Who You Are?

Is everyone naturally good at working remotely? The answer would be no, but there’s hope. Understanding the natural behavior of everyone will help leaders adjust their leadership style to help them be successful. Friend and DNA Behavior President, Hugh Massie, shares his advice and experience in the article in the DNA Behavior blog. please check […]

2 Ways Honorable Leaders Can Adapt Quickly

In the childhood fable, The Tortoise and the Hare, the story ends with “slow and steady wins the race.” Does it really? As leaders, we’ve been bombarded the last few months with fast changes that require the ability to adapt quickly. It’s in seasons like this one that steady and consistent are our foes. And […]

4 Quick Tips that Leaders Should Avoid

What happens inside you when you feel disrespected? Have you ever had some form of attack on your dignity, and how did that feel? Some of my strongest emotions from my Vietnam POW experience were the daily attempts by our enemy to humiliate us and destroy our dignity. So with the pain of being dissed […]

LEADERSHIP ENGAGEMENT: DO YOU WITHDRAW, ENGAGE, OR DOMINATE?

Thanks to Alan McTier, President of LifePurposes Leadership, for posting this article about Lee Ellis’ Leadership Engagement Model. It has become an extremely popular communication tool with our leaders and teams. Read Lee’s article on his website Purchase business card versions of this model in our online store    

Coaching Article – Four Behavioral Leadership Traps to Avoid

By Lee Ellis What happens inside you when you feel disrespected? Have you ever had some form of attack on your dignity, and how did that feel? Some of my strongest emotions from my Vietnam POW experience were the daily attempts by our enemy to humiliate us and destroy our dignity. Even many years later, […]

4 Quick Camaraderie Tips

What’s the one thing that leaders and teams want right now more than anything else? It was confirmed to me again recently during a distance learning webinar that we presented for over 100 participants. The most important thing they wanted was camaraderie—interaction with their buddies and friends”.  For us to improve our camaraderie leadership skills—especially […]

Monthly Coaching – How Leaders Do the C.A.R.E. Approach

What’s the one thing that leaders and teams want right now more than anything else? It was confirmed to me again recently during a distance learning webinar that we presented for over 100 participants. I asked the following question, “From a professional perspective when reflecting on the last few weeks, what has been your biggest […]

5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

Great advice from friend and colleague, Dee Ann Turner, on her observations during a past major national crisis, 9/11. She observed the leaders around her. Like the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us had never been in the situation where we now find ourselves. Their cues taught her a lot about leading […]

Six Fundamentals of Success by Stuart R Levine

Article – Resiliency Matters in A Crisis

Leading with Honor always appreciates the input and advice from friend, author, and board governance expert and advisor, Stuart Levine. In his new article below, he shares points to remember in a corporate crisis situation and the need to “fight for clarity” as we often mention, too. Great perspective and points to remember – Read […]

4 Quick Tips to Lead in Difficult Times

It’s ironic that the “Corona Virus” brings to mind the wisdom of an old expression about a phrase related to a crown, “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” But it’s never been truer than now because leaders must lead.    Courage is the critical “binding agent” to good leadership because you’ll need to […]

4 Courageous Leadership Principles for Difficult Times

It is ironic that the “Corona Virus” brings to mind the wisdom of an old expression about a phrase related to a crown, “Heavy is the head that wears the crown.” But it’s never been truer than now because leaders must lead. Consistently leading with honor is a challenge in good times but requires much […]

New Podcast Interview – Encouragement from the POW Camps

Coming out from a traumatic event fosters many negative memories. However, prisoner of war Lee Ellis used the situation to his advantage and created something good out of it – helping people become great leaders through his experiences while held captive. With his stories from war, he narrates how he learned how to lead himself […]

Surviving an Upside-Down World – How the POWs Led Through Change

by Lee Ellis What a week we’ve just had! Are you in shock? How could anyone ever imagine that the NCAA basketball Final Four would be cancelled, Major League Baseball would be shut down, cruises and college classes would be shut down (or go virtual), and the Masters would be postponed indefinitely. What we have […]

How Successful Leaders Manage Public Stress

Based on current news and headlines, it’s more important than ever for honorable leaders to step up and help manage the stress of others in your influence. Fellow colleague and consultant, Mary Kelly, offer 6 tips to manage stress.  Check them out on her website and post your experience too – thank you    

2 Best Ways to Develop Your Strengths

Here’s a quick checklist on knowing your strengths and then the 2 best way to develop them – Let’s focus on yourself first: Do you know your best talents? Do you know what roles they fit the best? How did you discover that? Was it through trial and error? Did you get confirmation through a […]

Coaching Article: Jumpstart Your Leadership Talents – Find Your Strengths

By Lee Ellis You’re a very talented person. I hope you know that. But you’re not alone. Everyone has talents. The specific challenge is to discover them and then pursue and develop the ones that you’re passionate about using. In professional sports, teams spend a lot of time and money assessing the talents of candidates […]