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4 Quick Tips on Building Team Culture

There are many great advantages to a strong culture – better teamwork higher performance greater loyalty more open communications more alignment and cohesiveness of teams One outcome that often gets overlooked is that empowerment is much safer and easier when you have a strong culture. If your people know the goals, values, expectations, and boundaries, […]

Coaching Article – 4 Steps to Re-Ignite a Strong Work Culture

By Lee Ellis When you feel helpless to create change around you, it’s time to re-think and be aware of the areas that you do have influence. Recently, I’ve mentioned my concern about our national culture and the growing fractures and splits we are seeing. This month, it’s time to take culture down to the […]

4 Quick Steps to Building Courage

The courageous formula that I advise clients to use is simple but not easy. Do you need to get some traction and create some courage to move forward? Here are the four points: Believe. You must believe that your decision is the right thing to do and that you can do it. Believe in yourself, […]

Best Training Tips for Your Remote Employees

Great advice from friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, on the “Best Training Tips for Your Remote Employees“. The continued push for flexible working hours and locations continues to expand and can be challenging for leaders who want to keep top talent, provide “working from home” opportunities, and stay productive. Please read on her website, and […]

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Really the ‘Great Discontent’

Very interesting insights in this new article “The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Really the ‘Great Discontent’”. A job change is on the mind of nearly half of all U.S. employees, and employee engagement correlates strongly to employee retention. Now is the time to rethink your employee retention strategy or run the risk of losing good people. […]

Quick Advice on Matching Your Values with Your Work

Recently in preparation for a speaking event with a group of Air Force senior leaders, I reviewed two key documents issued in 2020 by the incoming Chief of Staff USAF General C. Q. Brown. Though he did not say it specifically, it was implied that we should avoid duplicity. He sets the example through his […]

Coaching Article – The Key Leadership Ingredient

Recently in preparation for a speaking event with a group of Air Force senior leaders, I reviewed two key documents issued in 2020 by the incoming Chief of Staff USAF General C. Q. Brown. I also listened to a podcast interview with him about his approach to leadership, and then I met him at the […]

7 Work-Boosting Tips for Creating Team Boundaries

Are boundaries a good thing, or are they restrictive? And what should be our courageous stance as leaders on this topic? I’m sensing another battle when I see our country being splintered into various groups based on race, gender, immigration, politics, and every other imaginable sliver of personal and group agenda. It’s a very dangerous […]

Coaching Article – 7 Ways to Declare Freedom from Division

Are boundaries a good thing, or are they restrictive? And what should be our courageous stance as leaders on this topic? Before we answer, let’s look back in time. July is the special month when we celebrate our nation’s independence, because it recognizes the monumental event when our Continental Congress declared independence from England. Most […]

Unsure How to Stay Focused During the Summer? Try Using These Habits

Distractions are everywhere, and leaders know they need good habits that ground them in what is most important. Being productive seems to be more difficult when people are thinking about taking vacations and traveling. Friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, has some great recommendations—please read this article on her website.             […]

The Elmer’s Glue for Better Organizational Development

It takes work to gain clarity by communicating and over-communicating to get alignment. In my 30 years of work in the art and science of natural behavioral assessment, it’s a distinct characteristic that clarity doesn’t come naturally for many leaders not to mention the variety of behavioral profile types on your team that hear and […]

Leading with Honor FAQ – New Career

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “The Class of 2021 is heading to begin their post-secondary education or enter the workforce. What specific recommendations do you have for them as they embark on this lifetime of leadership?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “Be clear about your principles of integrity and character and battle to live accordingly. […]

Coaching Article – How Leaders Are Boosting Their Team Productivity

You have to be honest yet respectful, so what do you say? And how do you say it? Or just leave it alone and say nothing? In a previous article, guest Tom Crawford stressed that communication is the essential ingredient for organizational success. As former Chairman and CEO in three major companies and current member […]

2 Important Points for Next Gen Leaders

We have the unique power and responsibility to choose our direction. As we watch our young people stepping out into the world, one of the greatest gifts we can give them is an appreciation and methodology for making good choices—choices that will bring rewards and fulfillment in their life and career. I like to call […]

A Mentor for Life – Business Mentoring Success Story

Check out this inspirational story from Jennifer Benyard, an Executive MBA student at Kennesaw State University, on her recent experience of being mentored by a seasoned businessperson. You will read about her lessons learned as well as the importance of long-term relationships. Please read on the CEO Netweavers website, and be encouraged!      

3 Behaviors to Create More Successful Meetings

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, unorganized, unfocused, not related to my responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.   To help coach leaders in this area, Leading with […]