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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 […]

CEO Advice on a (Smarter) New Business Model, Closing Sales

Here’s a very practical and inspirational article from Lisa Jones, founder and chief executive officer of EyeMail, Inc., on ways that she was able to improve and refine her business to stay on that upward road to success. See what ideas that you can glean from her experience in the CEO Netweavers article below, and […]

6 Behavioral Leadership Traits to Build Better Organizations

By Lee Ellis Great organizations love to win and be the best in their industry, and any competitive edge makes that success more likely. The vision of smooth-running, efficient, innovative, profitable, adept organization captivates most leaders’ aspirations, and it’s natural to have those goals.  Not long ago after a speaking engagement, I enjoyed a corporate […]

Quick Leadership Tip – Better Results in Your Conversations

Want more results in your conversations? Here’s a quick tip. The Platinum Rule says – ‘Do unto others as they would like to be done unto.’ It’s about accepting (and even celebrating) someone’s differences in the same way that we would like others to accept and celebrate ours. It’s easy to affirm someone’s strengths but […]

Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

Presidents Day and 3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn

In honor of President’s Day, 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 the behavioral traits of presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief […]

Coaching Article – Rescue Work Relationships with the Platinum Rule

By Lee Ellis Communicating and working with an opposite personality can be a daunting task, and it takes a mature level of interpersonal skill to do it effectively. But there’s a foundational rule that can help. In our training workshops, we talk about managing differences by analyzing the strengths and struggles of two people with […]

3 Quick Goal-Setting Tips for the New Year

3 Quick Goal-Setting Tips from Leading with Honor – Already feeling that pressure about goals for the New Yea? Here are three tips that will help us achieve our goals this year –   Remember how you have sacrificed in the past and the reward that came from your suffering. As a Vietnam POW, when […]

3 Leadership Goal-Setting Behaviors for 2020

If you’re feeling some anxiety or struggle about goals for the New Year, here’s my advice for relieving that pressure: fail fast and avoid the drama. Just avoid making goals altogether. Seriously, you say? I remember my parents’ generation making New Year’s resolutions, but they rarely stuck to them for a full year. Today, I […]

Rick Franza: “Caught stealing – a lesson in ethics”

We’re grateful for our colleague and Dean of the Hull College of Business at Augusta University, Dr Rick Franza, as he teaches future leaders on business ethics. Check out his bold article in Bluffton Today. Lee will be with providing this year’s speech at the Russell A. Blanchard Distinguished Lecture Series. The event will be […]

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 article gives seven brutal truths about leadership: The brutal truth that good leaders will first pump the fear out of the room. The […]