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3 Simple Ways to Lead the Way and Give Positive Feedback

Sometimes the hardest thing for leaders to do is to pause, reflect and then provide positive, affirming words to others. In the vernacular of performance reviews or debriefs, we generally label it as positive feedback, but I’m referring to regular, daily communication with others. Positive feedback meets several deep human needs, and you’re also you’re […]

3 Behaviors to Becoming a Positive Leader

Sometimes the hardest thing for leaders to do is to pause, reflect and then provide positive, affirming words to others. In the vernacular of performance reviews or debriefs, we generally label it as positive feedback, but I’m referring to regular, daily communication with others. Having been a leadership consultant, coach, and trainer for more than […]

Whiteman Air Force Base Training Event

My recent visit to Whiteman was very special. Privileged to conduct a leadership and teamwork workshop with Lt. Col. Chris “Crank” Conant and his leadership team at the 393rd Bomb Squadron. After lunch had the honor of meeting my LinkedIn friend Col. Keith “Ghost” Butler and speaking to his folks at the 509th Ops Group. […]

3 Behavioral Success Attributes from Mentor Col Don Ellis

As someone who may have an interest in human behavior and the power of understanding natural talents in yourself and others, I want to share the rich lessons that I witnessed for over 40 years with this very special mentor—not related, but definitely like family, Col Don Ellis USAF (1932-2018). Courageous Military Responsibilities Col. Don […]

3 Quick Tips to Better Leadership Boundaries

Leaders must live in the tension of dichotomy or paradox. Often, it’s both. We should get out front in questioning rules and traditions that no longer serve a purpose, while at the same time rejecting the overreach of a “no-boundaries” attitude. This is clearly not an easy task and leaders must set the example.  Clarify […]

3 Behavioral Steps to Better Leadership 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 […]

4 Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Team

It’s so critical for the honorable leader to have a keen understanding of the human domain, because we must face the dangerous reality that people desperately want to succeed at all costs (even if it potentially means cutting corners or side-stepping the truth). Honorable leadership must prevail to get the maximum performance out of your […]

Coaching Article – 4 Points to Help All Personality Types Create Courage

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coaching Article – 3 Behaviors that Produce 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.   But in this blog we want to deal with […]

Coaching Article – The Key Differentiator in 21st Century Leadership

By Lee Ellis Have you ever thought why did it take so long to put wheels on luggage? (Perhaps if you are under 30 you assumed luggage had always had wheels.) In my and Hugh Massie’s recent book, Leadership behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences, the Preface describes how there are often more […]

Webinar Replay – “The Behavioral Management Game Show”

In this latest interactive webinar series, “The Behavioral Management Game Show – How to Manage Yourself and Others”, we hosted another fun gameshow format while learning to adapt your behavioral management style to manage yourself and others. Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie helped us sharpen our skills with their advice and experience. Please watch and […]

Coaching Article – Which Leadership Behaviors Bounce Back Better?

by Lee Ellis Going through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Doing things that you don’t feel like doing in order to achieve your goal. What personally comes to mind when you think about resilience? What’s your frame […]

Natural Behavior in the Crucible of POW Life

Lee Ellis served as an Air Force fighter pilot flying 53 combat missions over North Vietnam. In 1967, he was shot down and held as a POW for more than five years in Hanoi and surrounding camps. Today, he is an award-winning author, leadership coach and speaker on leadership, teambuilding and human performance. The brotherhood […]

2021 Award Winner Announcement!

The Leadership Behavior DNA book has won the 2020-2021 ReaderViews Reviewer’s Choice Awards in two categories: 1st Place Gold Award in the Self-Help category 2nd Place Silver Award in the Business/Sales/ Economics category Thanks to our friends, fans, and clients for your support of the Leadership Behavior DNA message and training tools! Read more about […]