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Behavioral Differences in Communicating with Clarity

Much of success in life is about getting everyone on the same page—whether it’s personal or professional relationships. And inevitably someone has to choose to lead the charge in getting clarity.  As fighter pilots, we reviewed comm procedures during pre-flight briefing to ensure that everyone would be on the “same frequency”. In this case gaining […]

Leading with Honor Tip – Moving from Insecure to Secure

Quick Leading with Honor Tip: do you need a clear path to help move from insecure to more secure as a leader? Here are four practical steps that will get you to move in the right direction, literally and figuratively: Recognize your doubts and fears. They are present in every human being and except for […]

How the Science of Neuroplasticity Can Help Your Employees Thrive

Do you walk by your boss’ cushy office and think they have no clue about the pressures of your job? This article challenges that mentality with the science or neuroplasticity. Sound too complex? It’s not…check out the article from friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, on her website and see if you agree – thank you! […]

Revealing the Rocket Science of Secure Leadership

Good news—bad news. You and the leaders, teammates, peers, and family, friends, and neighbors in your life are amazing human creations with unique talents, skills, and perspectives. But as amazing and valuable as these people are, we also must consistently respect, communicate, and manage the challenges that come with this uniqueness. It is the duty […]

The How-To of Team Boundaries and Communication

Quick Leading with Honor Coaching Tip: consistency is the essence of creating good team communication and boundaries. Along with the commitment to lead with honor as your foundation, here are four practical steps that can guide you forward in everyday communication:   Clarify. Make sure everyone understands expectations, the boundaries and their purpose and why […]

How Leadership Behavior Can Affect Team Boundaries

A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing ploy to the young and restless, but instinctively it felt dangerous. Unfortunately, some people took the label seriously. In today’s culture, far too many people […]

CEO Shares How Transparency Helps Address Global ‘Crisis of Trust’

  Leader transparency can be a frightening proposition for any organization, a reality that isn’t lost on S.C. Johnson and his company. But at a time when stakeholders increasingly expect more candor from the world’s top companies, the upfront discomfort may well be worth it. Please read their article on the Triple Pundit website and […]

Securing Your True Leadership Self

  Last Fall I did a couple of blogs on core identity. This month, let’s focus on the core of our identity, which is more than your vocation or hobbies represented in the outer circles below—it’s the inner self that truly defines who you are:  Outward Confidence is Not Inner Confidence As a 24-year old […]

4 Quick Leadership Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts

4 Quick Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts – These might be just what is needed to help take your fearful thoughts and actions captive and reach new milestones –   Fear is Normal—Learn to Proactively Manage It. We can train and equip ourselves to make logical choices that manage our fears (instead of our […]

Article – What’s Your Natural Behavior When Fear and Doubt Strike?

You’re in the midst of a situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s true with people, too. But honorable leaders see fear coming and know how to handle it, right? Regardless of your natural behavior, the biggest challenge for […]

The Personality Trait That Makes People Feel Comfortable Around You

Do you anyone with positive “affective presence” that are easy to be around and oil the gears of social interactions? If so, they’re gold in a team or organization! How do they do it? And is it natural or learned behavior? Interesting article—please check it out on the Atlantic website and post your comments – […]

Climbing Courage

4 Quick Points to Creating Courage

Looking how to have a boost of courage as you face some changes this year? Here are 4 points that Lee advises his clients to follow – let us know what you think: Believe. You must believe that your decision is the right thing to do and that you can do it. Believe in yourself, […]

Dr Martin Luther King Message on Civility

  We’re re-posting this article from Lee Ellis written last year on the life and dedication of Dr Martin Luther King in the art and discipline of civility. Remembering this special leader and honoring his contribution to our society – Please Read in this blog and post your comments.    

4 Courageous Steps to Making Your Change

You’ve had that feeling for a while, and it’s not going away. The daily battle to stay engaged and productive is wearing on you. It’s time for a change, and you’re either reluctant to move forward or don’t know how. Courage is needed, and your mind drifts to those traditional heroic figures in movies such […]

4 Leadership Tips to Help Your Team Succeed in 2019

As honorable leaders, our goal is to wisely manage tactical team goals and results while avoiding pressure to meet unrealistic expectations. Follow these four steps to meet your goals and help your team succeed the right way in 2019 –   Recognize the realities of the human domain. People want to succeed. People want to […]

Tribute Story – Fellow POW Smitty Harris

What an inspiring read for New Year’s Eve! Today, I’m paying tribute to my brother, friend, and fellow POW cellmate, Col. Smitty Harris USAF. We spent almost 5 years in the POW camps together and were cellmates for two years. And he’s the Code Bearer mentioned in my book, Leading with Honor. At 90 years […]

4 Ways to Modify Leadership Behavior on Unattainable Goals

Have you ever been in the scenario where you’ve been asked by your leader to fulfill an absolutely unattainable goal based on the time, resources, and team that you have available? Instead of having a realistic conversation about it, you’re given an ultimatum where you’re tempted to “lie, cheat, and steal” to get it done […]

Three Instant Way to Give Positive Feedback to Others

  Any leaders looking for a way to avoid being a stingy Grinch this Christmas season? Here’s a very simple but not always easy way to freely give with a generous heart AND get results with your team. Honorable leaders must give positive feedback on a regular basis. Here are 3 reasons why: Positive feedback […]