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3 Quick Tips to Avoid Team Burnout

Stress is hitting everyone hard—at all levels of the organization. The consistent and rapid changes due to COVID and the related uncertainty about the workplace seem unending. The shortage of people in the labor force has ramped up the challenges. At the same time, the divisions in our culture over vaccinations, race, foreign policy and […]

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 […]

Coaching Clip – The Infectious Leadership Quality of a Positive Outlook

The danger of individual and team burnout seem more prevalent than ever before. The honorable leader that can go first in creating a positive culture will be the ones who survive and thrive. What’s the best way to be a positive leader? Lee’s 5-minute coaching clip this month shares his advice – Also, read the […]

Coaching Article – 3 Leadership Attributes to Get Through Hard Times

Have you ever witnessed a leader keep a positive, caring influence intact amidst the harshest conditions? I often write and speak about the great leaders that we had in the Vietnam POW camps and how their positive, caring influence helped us to endure years of hardship and isolation and return with honor. Great leaders build […]

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 […]

4 Quick Tips on Building Team Culture

There are many great advantages to a strong culture – better teamwork higher performance greater loyalty more open communications more alignment and cohesiveness of teams One outcome that often gets overlooked is that empowerment is much safer and easier when you have a strong culture. If your people know the goals, values, expectations, and boundaries, […]

Coaching Clip – The Fresh Way for Leaders to Build a Healthy Culture

When you feel helpless to create change around you, it’s time to re-think and be aware of the areas that you do have influence. Recently, I’ve mentioned my concern about our national culture and the growing fractures and splits we are seeing. This month, it’s time to take culture down to the local level, to […]

Coaching Article – 4 Steps to Re-Ignite a Strong Work Culture

By Lee Ellis When you feel helpless to create change around you, it’s time to re-think and be aware of the areas that you do have influence. Recently, I’ve mentioned my concern about our national culture and the growing fractures and splits we are seeing. This month, it’s time to take culture down to the […]

4 Quick Steps to Building Courage

The courageous formula that I advise clients to use is simple but not easy. Do you need to get some traction and create some courage to move forward? Here are the four points: Believe. You must believe that your decision is the right thing to do and that you can do it. Believe in yourself, […]

Quick Advice on Matching Your Values with Your Work

Recently in preparation for a speaking event with a group of Air Force senior leaders, I reviewed two key documents issued in 2020 by the incoming Chief of Staff USAF General C. Q. Brown. Though he did not say it specifically, it was implied that we should avoid duplicity. He sets the example through his […]

Coaching Clip – How to Identify an Honorable Leader

We all know that trust is built over time, and some people are naturally more trusting than others. How can you discern or observe an honorable leader in action? And what are the warning signs of a leader who isn’t honorable? Lee’s 6-minute coaching advice this month shares some from his early POW experience, career […]

Coaching Article – The Key Leadership Ingredient

Recently in preparation for a speaking event with a group of Air Force senior leaders, I reviewed two key documents issued in 2020 by the incoming Chief of Staff USAF General C. Q. Brown. I also listened to a podcast interview with him about his approach to leadership, and then I met him at the […]

Leading with Honor FAQ on Best Books

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “What books had the most impact on you and your development?” Lee’s Answer – “Besides my own books (Leading with Honor, Engage with Honor, and Leadership Behavior DNA), these immediately come to mind: The Bible – I read it often growing up, and we all desperately wanted one in […]

7 Work-Boosting Tips for Creating Team Boundaries

Are boundaries a good thing, or are they restrictive? And what should be our courageous stance as leaders on this topic? I’m sensing another battle when I see our country being splintered into various groups based on race, gender, immigration, politics, and every other imaginable sliver of personal and group agenda. It’s a very dangerous […]

Coaching Clip – How to Lead with Unifying vs Divisive Attitudes

Whether it’s our culture at-large or your own team, unity should be a goal for all honorable leaders in word and deed. When you’re faced with multiple, potentially divisive challenges, how can you pull people together for a common goal? Lee’s 5-minute coaching advice this month shares some from his early POW experience, career experience, […]

Coaching Article – 7 Ways to Declare Freedom from Division

Are boundaries a good thing, or are they restrictive? And what should be our courageous stance as leaders on this topic? Before we answer, let’s look back in time. July is the special month when we celebrate our nation’s independence, because it recognizes the monumental event when our Continental Congress declared independence from England. Most […]

New Lee Ellis Interview

Check out Lee’s new interview on The Higher Gear CIO Podcast as they discuss the topic “Being Intentional with Your Culture”. In this 20-minute conversation, Lee offers his experience and advice on coaching and training on how to build culture. Please listen and then post your comments and wisdom below too –       […]

Coaching Clip – Finding the Courage to Create Change

Perhaps you’re delaying the need to make a courageous personal or professional decision. Or maybe you’re a next gen leader who’s delaying that education or career choice. In this archive Leading with Honor Coaching Clip, Lee gives us advice on finding the courage to create change. Please watch and be encouraged –