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On This Day in Leadership History, June 28th

On this day in leadership history in 1976, the first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy. What’s the leadership lesson? If honorable leaders want the best people on your team, be open to diversity and then include and value everyone. United States Air Force Academy – Military Website      

On This Day in Leadership History, June May 14th

On this day in leadership history in 1893, Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date. What’s the leadership lesson? One of […]

On This Day in Leadership History, June May 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1932, over 7,000 war veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding their bonuses. After four years or protests by thousands more veterans, Congress passed the Adjusted Compensation Payment Act in 1936, authorizing the immediate payment of the $2 billion in World War I bonuses, and then overrode Roosevelt’s veto […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 31st

Today is Normal Vincent Peale’s birthday, an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking. Here’s just a brief clip where Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, and others share about his influence and impact on millions of people around the world as a thought leader – Norman Vincent […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 24th

On this day in leadership history in 1967, California Governor Ronald Reagan greeted Charles M. Schulz at the state capitol in observance of the legislature-proclaimed “Charles Schulz Day.” What’s the leadership lesson? Rather than being threatened by other’s achievements, honorable leaders celebrate and honor the achievements of others! Be generous and look for opportunities to […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 17th

On this day in leadership history in 2006, the U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany was sunk about 24 miles off Pensacola Beach. It was the first vessel sunk under a Navy program to dispose of old warships by turning them into diving attractions. It was the largest man-made reef at the time of the sinking. What’s […]

On This Day in Leadership History, May 10th

On this day in leadership history in 1908, the first Mother’s Day observance took place during a church service in Grafton, West Virginia. Happy Mother’s Day from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team!    

On This Day in Leadership History, May 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 1986, in NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff. Safety officers destroyed it by remote control. What’s the leadership lesson? Even after sometimes tremendous sacrifice and loss, what does it take muster the courage and resilience to try […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, baseball uniforms began displaying player’s names on their backs. What’s the leadership lesson? More than stitched names on uniforms, an honorable leader who knows their core identity is unshakeable in the face of challenge and adversity. Take time to understand who you are and what you stand […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material. What’s the leadership lesson? For honorable leaders, what destructive or toxic habits or behaviors do we need to be looking out […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 12th

Today remembers and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Exemplified as the example of love, faith, hope, wisdom, and sacrifice, his life has been studied for generations as the way to become an honorable leader. Happy Easter from the Leading with Honor Team! Jesus Christ – Wikipedia        

On This Day in Leadership History, April 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1887, Anne Sullivan taught Helen Keller the meaning of the word “water” as spelled out in the manual alphabet. What’s the leadership lesson? Even when honorable leaders are struggling to connect and communicate clearly, they keep trying and ask for help. Stretch yourself to communicate with strength, confidence, […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 29th

On this day in leadership history 1848, Niagara Falls stopped flowing for one day due to an ice jam. What’s the leadership lesson? If you or your team is frozen on some level and having trouble moving forward, then there’s a reason that must be addressed with solved. Lean into your courage as an honorable […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1946, the first U.S. Army built rocket to leave the earth’s atmosphere reached a height of 50-miles. What’s the leadership lesson? In challenging times, take some time and look back at past successes and achievements as motivation to be resilient and move forward. There are good days ahead. […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1934, Henry Ford restored the $5 a day wage. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders are sacrificially generous and pay their team members fairly for their contributions. Don’t forget to financially nurture these relationships as much as asking for results. Henry Ford – Wikipedia      

Surviving an Upside-Down World – How the POWs Led Through Change

by Lee Ellis What a week we’ve just had! Are you in shock? How could anyone ever imagine that the NCAA basketball Final Four would be cancelled, Major League Baseball would be shut down, cruises and college classes would be shut down (or go virtual), and the Masters would be postponed indefinitely. What we have […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1953, a census bureau report indicated that 239,000 farmers had quit farming over the last 2 years. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders actively adjust and adapt to changes around them while maintaining an immovable foundation of character and integrity. You can do it!    

On This Day in Leadership History, March 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1912, Captain Albert Berry made the first parachute jump from a moving airplane. What’s the leadership lesson? If you’re not a naturally daring leader, that’s okay but be sure and include someone with that natural talent to be on your team. Honorable leaders surround themselves with team members […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 1861, U.S. President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take his office after an assassination attempt in Baltimore. The final attempt on his life that resulted in his assassination occurred four years later. What’s the leadership lesson? If you’re going to pursue your purpose and do it […]