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7 Harsh Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight

People leave managers, not companies. We’ve known this for a while and yet we can’t seem to solve the leadership crisis that will result in happy, engaged, and motivated workers. This inc.com article gives seven brutal truths about leadership: The brutal truth that good leaders will first pump the fear out of the room. The […]

3 Quick Tips for Better Team Dynamics

Differences make a team stronger if teams are composed of the right talents for the mission and if each person understands and accepts those who are different. They will play a critical role in the success of the team if they’re accepted and appreciated for their different talents. As you have probably already noticed at […]

Watch and Read – How Exceptional Leaders Value Differences in Others

Sharing time with like-minded people just feels good, doesn’t it? Connecting with cohorts with the same outlook, interests, skills and perspective is easy. Then, here comes someone that’s exactly your opposite. Ugh, now what? For honorable and mature leaders and team members, now the challenge is on to step up and make these opposing relationships […]

How I Discovered Patience While Growing my Business

Great article from one of my favorite organizations, CEO Netweavers, entitled “How I Discovered Patience While Growing my Business”. I hope this success story will inspire all honorable leaders in the new year. Please read on this CEO Netweavers website and post your feedback and wisdom too – thank you    

Christmas in the Vietnam POW Camps – A Look Back

During this special time of gift-giving, today’s extended post is an excerpt from the chapter on “Clarify Your Culture” in Leading with Honor. We wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas season from Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media – “The day I received my first package from home is a case in point. As the […]

The Behavior-Focused Leadership Culture: How a Strong Team Propels Success

Think of the organizations that have strong connections with you—more than great service or products, you have a strong, emotional connection with them. To achieve this level of engagement, they’ve likely worked very hard to create an internal culture that reflects their external culture. Current Culture Examples I realized how popular the NASCAR brand had […]

Managing the Art and Science of Teamwork

Leadership and Teamwork success are highly correlated to good relationships. Have you logically considered what that really means? If so, you realize that science will not be enough to succeed. Whenever you introduce relationships into the arena you have to deal with the many variables of human nature, many of which do not seem logical […]

3 Gotta-do-it tips to lead better in the frenzy of the holiday season

3 Gotta-do-it tips to lead better in the frenzy of the holiday season – to lead with more authentic impact, we need to be givers every day of the year in three specific areas: personhood, performance, and potential. Give affirmation. This is about personhood. We all want to count, to be valued, to know that […]

The Art and Behavior of Intuition in Leadership

Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior® International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. That caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very results-oriented, rational person. Then as I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink, I […]

2 Areas of Leadership Struggle and How to Conquer Them

Think it’s only good to focus on your strengths as a leader? Think again. Managing struggles is just as important. When identifying and determining personal struggles, we categorize them into two main groups –   Lack of Talent. For example, accounting requires accuracy and detail, while outside sales requires a talent for being a spontaneous […]

How Did Natural Behavior Affect POW Life? See Inside

Grateful for strategic partners like DNA Behavior below. Together, we’re helping leaders around the world know themselves and their teams better… #HumanBehavior #LeadershipBehaviorDNA Please read my guest article on the DNA Behavior website, and please post your personal comments below.     

Two Leadership Struggles that Make You More Confident

Who doesn’t love a confident, engaging, thoughtful leader? We all need to believe in ourselves, but the reality is that we’re most healthy and self-aware when we accept our imperfections and struggles. Not convinced? Here’s my persuasive argument based on years of experience. Watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching, and then continue with the […]

Coaching Clip: Two Leadership Struggles that Make You More Confident

As people and leaders, we naturally gravitate to focus on our strengths at the expense of ignoring our struggles. Based on Lee’s years of leadership coaching and consulting, he challenges this tendency by sharing some tips to naturally balance both areas to become a more confident, honorable leader. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor […]

Alert: Your Brain is Due for an Update

Timely reminder from Ralph de la Vega to “update our brains” meaning that most leaders reliably operate on facts. But facts age over time and unless we update what’s in our brain, what we think to be true may no longer be so. That’s as dangerous as operating without facts at all. Please take a […]

Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn from Two Diverse Presidents

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of their political persuasion, do historically successful presidential leaders have common natural talents and traits?  More specifically, let’s compare presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief look […]

Coaching Clip – Refining Situational Awareness in Leadership

Situational Awareness is a tactic that many leaders eventually learn by trial and error, but Lee’s latest coaching clip closes the gap on refining this important leadership skill. This is the most frequently addressed topic that Lee provides in his coaching and consulting. Please watch it below. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching […]

Mastering the Leadership Strength of Situational Awareness

“Think or Die.” In our day-to-day work, most of us would consider this statement 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 F-16 pilots mainly serve […]

Article – Lead Where You Are

Great article and reminder from our friends at WildSparq on “leading where you are.” Even if you haven’t attained your ultimate leadership goals yet, there’s power and influence today in leading where you are. Please check out the article on their website and post your comments and thoughts too – thank you      

3 Ways to Lead Higher with Your Natural Talents

Can I keep up the pace? Can I continue to do what I’m called to do? These questions run through my mind about the work that I do every day. Perhaps you have those questions, too? I attribute my success, so far, not to a special energy drink but to the infusion of generous encouragement […]