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Leadership History Lesson for August 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, the Cuban Catholic Church condemned the rise of communism in Cuba. Fidel Castro then banned all religious TV and radio broadcasts. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that leading by dictatorship and fear doesn’t work. Leading with confident humility and collaboration is the way to long-term […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 31st

On this day in leadership history in 1928, MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, “White Shadows on the South Seas.” What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know the power of a visual image or sound to represent their identity. What image comes to mind that represents […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 24th

On this day in leadership history in 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth “Fireside Chat.” Roosevelt spoke with familiarity to millions of Americans about recovery from the Great Depression and more during this 11-year period. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that they must not pontificate but instead authentically connect with […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 17th

On this day in leadership history in 1941, Brigadier General Soervell directed Architect G. Edwin Bergstrom to have basic plans and architectural perspectives for an office building that could house 40,000 War Department employees on his desk by the following Monday morning. The building became known as the Pentagon. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 10th

On this day in leadership history in 1984, Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden, of the New York Mets, became the youngest player to appear in an All-Star Game as a pitcher. He was 19 years, 7 months, and 24 days old. What’s the leadership lesson? You’ve never too young to become a leader that others will seek […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 1954, food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders are disciplined about keeping a humble confidence and gratitude about the freedom that we enjoy. Sacrifices may come, but gratitude is forever.  

Leadership History Lesson for June 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1927, the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster opened in New York. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that it’s important to have fun. Make it a priority this Summer! Coney Island Cyclone – Wikipedia          

Leadership History Lesson for June 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1910, the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington. Happy Father’s Day from Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor! Your honorable leadership is the most important foundation to build a healthy society.      

Leadership History Lesson for June 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1987, U.S. President Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Two years later, the wall began to fall. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders become used to facing issues head-on that require courage and willingness to do the right thing. It’s a regular part […]

Leadership History Lesson for June 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1917, American men began registering for the World War I draft. Over 4.7 million men and women served in the regular U.S. forces, national guard units, and draft units with about 2.8 million serving overseas. What’s the leadership lesson? Without knowing the future, honorable leaders find a way […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1912, fifteen women who worked at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia were seen dancing the “Turkey Trot” on their lunch break. The Turkey Trot was a fast-paced ragtime dance that originated in African American communities. Alas, Edward Bok, editor of the “Ladies Home Journal,” witnessed the dancing […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1906, the Wright brothers received a patent for their flying machine. What’s the leadership lesson? Part of excellence in leadership is enacting due diligence on details to protect your team or organization. Sweat the details to ensure your future. Wright Brothers Patent – Wikipedia         […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1970, U.S. President Nixon appointed America’s first two female generals. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should recognize the skills and talents of their people with no limitations on differences such as gender. Anna May Hayes – Wikipedia Elizabeth P. Hoisington – Foundation for Women Warriors     […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe. In total, the war lasted from 1939-1945 involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries. What’s the leadership lesson? The courage to do the right thing is not a “one and […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1939, American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era, Tommy Dorsey, recorded the song “The Lonesome Road”. Including this song, he had a run of 286 Billboard chart hits. Just a reminder to honorable leaders to do what you love!         […]

Leadership History Lesson for April 24th

On this day in leadership history in 1800, the Library of Congress was established with a $5,000 allocation. Today’s equivalent amount would be approximately $114,000. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know not to “despise small beginnings” with important things. Take the lead with the first step for things are worthwhile. Library of Congress – […]

Leadership History Lesson for April 17th

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         […]

Leadership History Lesson for April 10th

On this day in leadership history, Joseph Pulitzer was born in 1847. At the end of his life, his will left $2 million for a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders look for ways every day to give positive feedback and encouragement to others […]

Leadership History Lesson for April 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 1948, U.S. President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan to revive war-torn Europe. It was $5 billion in aid for 16 countries. What’s the leadership lesson? In addition to day-to-day business, honorable leaders look for ways to be abundantly generous with their time, talent, and money. Keep an […]

Leadership History Lesson for March 27th

On this day in leadership history in 1933, about 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York City. World War II started six years later in 1939. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know the right thing to do, and they raise their awareness and influence to invite others to join the cause. […]