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Spring Cleaning Article – Change is Hard But Necessary

Change is in the air, but what kind of change? Whether you like change or not, your control over it starts with self? If you’d like to make some changes in your personal growth, take some advice from the article below from Wildsparq. Read on the Wildsparq blog, and happy Spring pruning! And please share […]

Narcissistic Leadership Tendencies? 9 Behavioral Warning Signs

By Lee Ellis Typically, narcissism is historically associated with physical beauty. You may recall that in Greek mythology, Narcissus was the handsome young man who became so enchanted with the image of himself in the pool that he could not pull away. Today we hear about a leader who has narcissistic tendencies, but it’s not […]

Don’t Widen the Plate – A Fantastic Baseball Lesson in Leadership

In a world where it seems that many people want to bend or change the rules to fit their personal agenda, this article bucks that trend. In this inspiring baseball story, retired coach John Scolinos shares his experience on the topics of accountability and facing challenges with courage. You have to read it – check […]

Employee Engagement Checklist – 5 Steps to Better Results

What are some things honorable leaders can do to build relationships and increase employee engagement? Relationship connections are a need of human nature in every generation, and it’s a real stumbling block for strong leaders that don’t understand this fact. 70% of Americans are not arriving at work committed to delivering their best performance. Here’s […]

Stuck and Not Getting Results? 5 Solutions to Employee Engagement

  I’m amazed at how often I get asked by young people, “How does a leader gain influence?” or “How can I influence others?” This skill seems to be an important question for many people, and it came up in the novel The Shack which just debuted as a movie. Power and Authority Versus Relationships […]

Strategies for Learning from Failure – Harvard Business Review

Here’s a recommended article from Harvard Business Review on “Strategies for Learning from Failure.” When you have some time, please and share your comments. In summary, the article states “This common worry [about avoiding failure] should be replaced by a new paradigm—one that recognizes the inevitability of failure in today’s complex work organizations. Those that […]

4 Leadership Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts

By Lee Ellis (Editor’s Note: Want to watch the complimentary Leading with Honor Coaching video for this topic? Sign up and to receive in your inbox.) 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 […]

Two Steps to Avoiding Power Struggles in 2017

<<<New Year Special Offer – Watch the Leading with Honor Coaching Clip on this topic. Sign Up Free to receive monthly in your inbox>>> by Lee Ellis I’ve been thinking about this blog on power struggles for a month or so with the plan to publish it in January. How ironic that I got to […]

Look Forward or Look Back? Closeout Tactics for Honorable Leaders

By Lee Ellis So, what should you be doing this time of year as a leader? Looking forward or looking back? As leaders, we’re continually focused on vision-casting and looking ahead towards future goals. But it should also be a natural part of leadership to look back and evaluate past work. In the scientific community, […]

5 Emergency Solutions for Collaboration Challenges

By Lee Ellis Why does it seem more challenging than ever to collaborate? As fantastic as technology can be, it can also bring more complexity, disconnectedness, and distraction to daily work life. We have massive amounts of information at our fingertips, but the corresponding amount of collaboration must also increase.   Then, there’s our natural […]

5 Practical Results of Team Collaboration

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Just a reminder that Lee’s newest book, Engage with Honor, was released on September 7th. If you desire to be a strong influence on others during this presidential election season, this very practical “how to” book gives great insight for building the culture that you want as a leader. As Lee says, “When […]

Running Towards Heart Connections in Leadership

(EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’ve been following our blogs or social media, you know that Lee’s new book, Engage with Honor, has its worldwide release today, September 7th. If you’ve enjoyed Leading with Honor with its POW and business leadership stories and lessons, this fantastic sequel has more stories along with a very practical “how to” […]

The Missing Link in Getting Leadership Results

What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague 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. “To master this art, you have to learn to connect with each person based […]

5 Leadership Barriers to Better Clarity

By Lee Ellis Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial […]

The Three Unshakable C’s of Leadership Accountability

By Lee Ellis One of best things about today’s information age is the almost instantaneous ability of media sources to shine a bright light on corruption, and it’s certainly making it tougher to hide unethical behavior. From our local communities to our nation’s capital, it’s interesting how many successful people turn to self-serving behaviors to […]

Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success

By Lee Ellis The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting […]

The Reality of Dishonorable Leadership: 3 Tips to Avoiding Failure

by Lee Ellis | Watch Lee’s Monthly Leadership Coaching on this topic – Instant Access with Free Registration – Click Here From the smallest of indiscretions to the largest cover up, neglecting one’s duty and pursuing selfish choices is part of the human condition. Lest we think it’s a new concept, it’s been that way […]

From Humble Leader to Narcissist: Where Are You on the Continuum?

>>>Watch Lee’s monthly coaching video on this topic! Register free for instant access. You can trust us with your email address.<<< By Lee Ellis Typically, narcissism is historically associated with physical beauty. You may recall that in Greek mythology, Narcissus was the handsome young man who became so enchanted with the image of himself in […]

Changing Your Mindset About Stinky Fish: Embracing Leadership Growth

By Lee Ellis The temptation is there for all us, but it’s easier to notice in others – “Why do they lead this organization the same old way? And why do they only see life from their myopic view?” The ability to break free from old mindsets and gain new ones is a valuable attribute—especially […]