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Coaching Clip – Humble Leadership Confidence

How can leaders wanting to do the right thing daily overcome the concept that humble confidence isn’t weakness? Author and leadership coach, Lee Ellis, explains how to re-train your perspective regardless of your natural behavioral style and emerge as the leader that others want to follow. Read and watch more Leading with Honor Coaching in […]

9 Behaviors of a Narcissistic Leader

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 so much about […]

2 Tips to Be a More Grounded Leader in 2021

At its core, being more grounded means having a rock-solid foundation for making decisions and managing our lives through the array of information overload, political jockeying, or the constant stream of disinformation. For more than 22 years, the steps that Leading with Honor uses for leadership development always start with know yourself. Two ways to […]

Coaching Clip: Going Against the Herd—How to Know Your Core Identity

When you’re faced with new challenges as a leader, the foundation of knowing yourself will give you sure footing to weather the storm of decisions and directives. In the new 3-minute coaching clip, Lee explains how we train leaders everyday to hone their self-awareness so that they’re not swept away with the herd mentality of […]

4 Interview Hacks to Stand Out in a Crowd of Job Candidates

Planning on new job opportunities in 2021? Here’s some help and self-awareness tips from our friend Dee Ann Turner. She has over 30 years of experience in talent management: Begin with the end in mind. Make it personal. Share a story or example. Emphasize results. Read the full article on her personal website     […]

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Holiday Listening Guide – See Inside

As you attend holiday gatherings over the next few days, this is just a reminder on the tremendous power of listening to others. We believe that it’s one of the most powerful to develop relationships—here are five music-related insights on listening that will tune your ears to becoming a better listening leader – Please read […]

2020 Recommended Books in Review – Here’s the List

Lee Ellis recommends a book from his bookshelf once a month, because he knows that growing leaders are reading leaders. Here’s a summary of his 2020 picks: “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World“ by Shannon Huffman Polson “Courage: The Backbone of Leadership” by Gus Lee “Essays […]

7 Quick Points of Advice on Keeping Your Promises

Article 3 from the Honor Code says “Keep your word and your commitments. Ask for relief sooner than necessary.” It’s easy to assume that we keep our word, but in reality it’s not that easy to keep promises consistently—especially to remember and keep the ones that aren’t as personally important to us. Why Is It […]

Coaching Clip – The Honorable Way to Keep Your Leadership Commitments

Can you feel it? Not only has 2020 been a year for leaders to grow, adapt, and change, but now we’re in the holiday season. Making and keeping commitments with others becomes even more critical, but how do you do it in an honorable way? Lee’s 4-minute coaching this month offers some valuable advice on […]

Free Webinar Replay on the Quandary of Leadership

In this latest interactive webinar series, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie were joined by – Raellyn Kovich — an executive and team development coach and owner of Kovich Strategies. Robin Rand — CEO of the Gary Sinise Foundation and retired four-star General serving active duty in the United States Air Force for over 40 years. […]

Coaching Article – 7 Leadership Steps to Keep Your Promises (or Fail Fast)

I had already broken three promises, and the day wasn’t over yet! I was participating in an event specifically on the topic of self-governance and reliable follow-through, and in the heat of the moment I made some commitments that I couldn’t keep. While they were small things that others may not have remembered, they still […]

Quick Advice on How Leaders Can Loosen Up and Tighten Up

This “loose-tight” leadership principle isn’t necessarily a new concept, as it’s always been crucial to great leadership. This paradoxical approach seems contradictory, but it’s something that all honorable leaders must conquer. Tighten Up to Perform You may have realized that you’re more talented in some areas than in others. We do our best work when […]

Coaching Clip: Learning the Loose-Tight Method of Leadership

Knowing and using your behavioral talents and strengths isn’t enough anymore. Innovative leaders must understand this method of thinking and leading to grow. Watch my 6-minute coaching clip this month to see how to build the courage to adopt this mindset with your team or organization. (video won’t play? Watch it here.) Also, read the […]

Coaching Article – The Loose-Tight Leadership Mindset

How many times have you heard from others in 2020, “You need to adapt”? If there ever was a time during which we’ve had to adapt, it’s been this year! Let’s continue talking about it but from a different angle that I think you’ll appreciate. The “loose-tight” leadership principle isn’t necessarily a new concept, as […]

Guest Article – Striving for Excellence

By William T. Thompson Many of us are familiar with the phrase “Striving for excellence.” We have probably been encouraged to do so by our parents or teachers in the past. It is easy to say but hard to put into practice.  At least that is the conclusion that I have come to. I see […]

Coaching Clip – How to Balance Humble Confidence as a Leader

In this segment of leadership coaching from Lee Ellis, he shares the important leadership principle of finding the humble confidence balance as an honorable leader. When we learn and apply this foundational leadership attribute, our opportunity for long-term success grows.  Want to go deeper on this topic? Get Lee’s book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons […]

Video – Living and Leading with Courage

In this leadership coaching clip from earlier this year, Lee reminds and encourages us on the topic of courage. For many of us, the year 2020 has required more courage than we’ve ever needed. And his definition of courage may surprise you. Please watch and be inspired by his message: The Primer for Courage In […]

Free Webinar Replay on Adaptive Leadership

In this latest interactive webinar series, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie were joined by –  Donna Peters, Founder of The Me-Suite, Faculty & Leadership Coach at Emory MBA, and former Senior Partner and Accenture, and Ralph de le Vega, Chairman of the De La Vega group, former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc., and the author […]