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7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence

Insightful CNBC article on the “7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence” – here they are. Do you agree? Post your response – Letting them escape responsibility Preventing them from making mistakes Protecting them from their emotions Condoning a victim mentality Being overprotective Expecting perfection Punishing, rather than disciplining Read the entire article on […]

Quick Advice – Leadership Clarity Levels

Quick Coaching Advice – how can you get leadership clarity? There are 4 levels to consider—see which ones you’re currently doing on a regular basis: – 100,000-foot level. Clarity about mission, vision, and values is crucial to building a culture of synergy and accountability. Unless these are hammered out at the top and then pushed […]

4 Levels to Improved Leadership Clarity with Dee Ann Turner

Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial for us. Clarity […]

Good to Great – Looking Back at this Research

Do you remember what started to the whole “Good to Great” phenomenon with our friend Jim Collins? It’s always good to take a look back and re-learn what you learned in the past. Check out the foundational article on his website about how he started with 1,435 good companies, examined their performance over 40 years, […]

3 quick leadership tips for senior leaders

3 quick tips for senior leaders: renew your value by sharing your legacy of experiences, battles, successes, and failures. Otherwise, future generations are doomed to repeat what you’ve already learned in your personal and professional life. Here are three unchanging principles that will renew leadership value for yourself and others – Preparation – Share it […]

The Contagious Effect Of Good And Bad Leaders – Does it exist?

We love Jack Zenger! In this new article, he’s asking these very important questions – To what extent does a manager’s behavior impact the engagement of subordinates? How contagious is good or bad leadership? Does a senior boss’s bad leadership behavior impact only immediate subordinates, or does it keep cascading on down? Check out his […]

3 Ways That Sr. Leaders Can Renew Their Value

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away,” said General Douglas MacArthur. Whether you’re a military veteran, a business veteran, an academic veteran, or a veteran in any industry sector, you sense the strong pressure that the world wants to cast off the old as irrelevant in our modern, youth-driven culture. Leaders today that once […]

Article/Opinion – Trust But Verify

The phrase “Trust but verify” was made famous by Ronald Reagan in December 1987 after the signing of the INF Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev. This phrase means that there is a finite chance that the person either did not understand or is not capable of performing as expected, so you must verify. Others believe that […]

Quick Advice on Launching a Connection with Your Team

Are you an honorable leader seeking a stronger connection with your team? How could you be a “launcher” who impacts and influences another person’s career? Dr. Richard Boyatzis shows conclusively that relationship connections help people create change that is holistic and sustainable.   We’re excited because now we can better understand and be even more […]

3 Ways to Ignite Your Leadership Connection

The longer I live, the more convinced I am of the power of connection—and especially connections of the heart. Unlike computers, rocks and steel, we humans have emotions and spirits that can be lifted, energized and ignited by a relational connection. We know that but grossly underestimate the power of those connections. Our Strongest Connections […]

4 Quick Tips to Better Leadership Authenticity

Here are 4 quick tips for better leadership authenticity from author and leadership consultant, Phil Eastman. First, there are three major barriers: First, we live in an image saturated world with few opportunities to see, recognize and celebrate authentic leadership. When character discussions arise, they are almost always directed negatively rather than focused on the […]

How Humor Can Keep Employees Engaged

Why does humor in the workplace make financial sense? Because it works. And in a world where 83 percent of Americans feel stressed at work, 55 percent of Americans are unsatisfied with their jobs, and 47 percent of Americans struggle to stay happy, something has to change. What’s at stake? Close to a trillion dollars […]

Authentic Leadership Behaviors in 4 Steps

by Guest Author, Phil Eastman I was once told that the secret to any book’s success is its title. Unfortunately a book title does not always properly portray what is inside. The title can be clever and catchy while the text inside is dull and disappointing. To illustrate, several years ago Mahan Khalsa wrote a […]

The Moon Landing Perspective from the POW Camps

By Lee Ellis Where were you fifty years ago when American astronauts landed on the moon? Do you remember what you were doing that day? Most Gen X, no Millennials, nor more recent generations can answer that question, as you weren’t born. But there are still many around who do remember what happened on July […]

Opinion – Talent Matters Even More than People Think

Good Harvard Business Review article on the benefit of a collectivistic approach to talent management instead of focusing on your “star talent”. And over-paying these star talents may be a big mistake in the long run. See if you agree with the suggested team development approach in their article and post your comments too – […]

How Leaders Make Connections

What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled staff member that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. Lee expounds on this topic in the CLA blog post—please read on their […]

Quick Advice on Better Leadership Self-Awareness

Here’s some quick Leading with Honor advice on gaining better self-awareness as a leader. It is the bona fide competitive advantage for all leaders. First, there are several mental barriers to overcome – We’ve been told by others who we should be, or who they mistakenly think we are. We’re in shackles because of the […]

Article & Video – The Top Competitive Edge that Leaders Should Possess

<<<Also, watch this month’s Special Interview with Consultant and CEO, Cindi Filer – Watch Now>>> Freedom isn’t free, is it? Whether it’s enjoying our national freedom and independence or the freedom to discover your true self, it takes work and sacrifice. This month, we celebrate the privilege of being citizens of this country. Of course, […]

5 Quick Factors to Expand Your Team the Right Way

Do you need 5 recommended leadership growth factors to help your team or organization expand as you grow? Here are Lee’s recommended factors –   Know Yourself – Know your personal strengths and struggles, and surround yourself with people that can balance your deficiencies. Everyday in my coaching and training, I use a validated assessment […]

Article – Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Very interesting insight about a topic that Leading with Honor talks about often—resilience. We often take a militaristic, “tough” approach to resilience and grit. We imagine a Marine slogging through the mud, a boxer going one more round, or a football player picking himself up off the turf for one more play. We believe that […]