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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 […]

5 Behavioral Factors to Help Expand Your Organization

Have you ever thought of an organizational leader being a conductor of an orchestra? Or if you prefer, any type of team activity or sport creates the same set of principles. As a small business entrepreneur, you’ve done most or all of the work yourself in your business. It was small enough that you could […]

Article – Do Not Rely on Annual Reviews to Effectively Develop Leadership

Interesting perspective on the article by author Stuart Levine on the long-held belief that annual reviews should be the primary tool for feedback and leadership development. What are team members asking for instead? Please read on the website and comment on your thoughts and suggestions too – thank you      

3 Quick Tips to Motivate Your Team to Take Ownership

Do you want three quick tips to take more personal ownership in your work (and/or motivate your team)? Lee offers this timely advice –   Clarify expectations. Seek clarity on what is expected. What’s the desired outcome for the task or assignment? You need to make sure that what you are thinking is expected, matches […]

Exceeding Expectations as a Leadership Success Strategy – Monthly Article

<<<Watch the interactive coaching video on the topic of exceeding expectations.>>> Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by someone who exceeded your expectations? Someone who put careful thought into their interaction with you and simply made you feel special? Wonderful feeling, wasn’t it? My wife Mary and I had that experience recently, and it reminded […]

Coaching Moment – “Fight to Win”

Quick Leading with Honor Coaching Moment – trying to figure out a way to keep going and persevere? If you want to be victorious, you must decide in advance to fight to win. Smart leaders don’t always select people with the most natural talent. They pick the ones who have the innate behavior and desire […]

How Strong Leaders Own Up to Flops, Mistakes, And Misjudgment

Interesting article on this topic. Being human means making mistakes. And being a leader means owning them. The weak defend mistakes, deny them, or distort them so that it looks as though someone else caused the consequences. Please check out the author’s advice and see if you agree – thanks    

How to Develop ‘Fight to Win’ Leadership Behaviors

Life itself is a fight at virtually every turn. To win in sports, the athlete must fight against the limitations of the body and the efforts of the competition. To win the new job, the candidate must fight for the interview and for the offer. To win at home, the spouse or parent must fight […]

Ministry Resilience – 3 Ways to Bounce Back

Lee’s featured article below for nonprofits is timely one. Resilience is essential because it is  inevitable to go through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Please check out the article in the CLA Blog as well as forward […]

Quick Advice on Achieving Leadership Balance

Some quick Leading with Honor advice on leadership balance: Almost all our work relates directly to the two areas of Mission/Results and People/Relationships. To master this seesaw effect and be a great leader, you need to do both. For 80% of the population, our DNA predisposes us to one or the other. 40% of the […]

Article – Master the Seesaw Effect for Exponential Leadership Impact

<<<New this Month! Interact with other viewers in a new social collaboration environment when you watch this month’s coaching video. Click to sign up and get instant free access.>>> If you’ve ever ridden a seesaw, you know what happens when the weights on each side are very different—it’s not as fun and it takes more […]

leadership article – “Do Not Overtighten”

Great reminder in this article from tracFirst that answers this important question, “Do I want to depend on culture more than process?” Our fellow process-oriented leaders should digest this timely advice (as well as any honorable leader who wants long-term success” Please read on the tracFirst website and see if you agree – thank you […]

4 quick tips to connect with the heart

4 quick Leading with Honor tips to connect with the heart of your colleagues or team – see if you agree:  1. Train your mindset so that it will support your heart in this effort. Some people will have to go against their nature and re-train their brain the connecting with the heart will get […]

4 Mentorship Steps to Free Your Leaders

“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader.  The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.” – J. Carla Nortcutt Most great stories have a struggling protagonist and a mentor—someone who speaks into their life to help them find […]

The Differences Between Leadership Teams in The U.S. And Asia

Interesting insights in this Chief Executive Magazine article on the differences between U.S. and Asian leadership teams—in particular, team unity and the common silo mentality that occurs. Please read on their website and post your comments on this topic too – thank you    

2 Communication Clarity Tips for Leaders

Need some quick advice on gaining greater clarity in communication and leadership? It works with your family, friends, or colleagues! Here are 2 important tips based on my experience: (1) Don’t assume that everyone hears (and visualizes) your message. We have a natural tendency to assume that if it’s clear to us, why would it […]