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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 […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 16th

On this day in leadership history in 1857, the National Deaf Mute College was incorporated in Washington, DC. It was the first school in the world for advanced education of the deaf. The school was later renamed Gallaudet College. What’s the leadership lesson? Every human being deserves the opportunity to be trained to fulfill their […]

Watch the Short Biography of Frederick Douglass

Have you read or heard about the life of Frederick Douglass? Born into slavery, he gained an education early in life and achieved an amazing collection of accomplishments including an author, advocate for human rights for African Americans and women, preacher, advisor to Presidents Lincoln and Johnson, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, and a […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, the first star was placed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The star was for Joanne Woodward. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders seek out ways to affirm, recognize, and honor their team members. Be diligent in doing it as often as possible—with authenticity. Hollywood Walk of […]

On This Day in Leadership History, February 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders must be patient yet persistent to get unity with your team members. Focus on listening and building those relationships–it’s worth the wait. Neptune – Wikipedia Pluto – Wikipedia […]

On This Day in Leadership History, January 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1784 in a letter to his daughter, Benjamin Franklin expressed unhappiness over the eagle as the symbol of America. He wanted the symbol to be the turkey. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders don’t always have the best perspective—be sure and get input and help from others. Great […]

On This Day in Leadership History, January 19th

On this day in leadership history in 2006, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft was launched. The mission was the first to investigate Pluto. It reached the dwarf planet on July 14, 2015 and continued its journey further into space. What’s the leadership lesson? Where do you, honorable leader, want to be in 9 years? It’s important […]

On This Day in Leadership History, January 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1915, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote. The 19the Amendment was later passed by Congress June 4, 1919. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders and persistent and tenacious when it comes to doing the right thing. Stay in the […]

On This Day in Leadership History, January 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1925, Mrs. Nellie Tayloe Ross was sworn in as the governor of Wyoming She was the first female governor in the U.S. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders seek to choose the right fit for each team position based on the foundations of character, integrity, skill, and natural […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1937, Babe Ruth returned to baseball as the new manager of the Class D, De Land Reds of the Florida State League. Ruth had retired from baseball in 1935. What’s the leadership lesson? There are thousands of honorable leaders who still need to share their wisdom and experience […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1864 during the American Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent a message to U.S. President Lincoln from Georgia. The message read, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.” What’s the leadership lesson? When honorable leaders strive to get results, they […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1791 in the U.S., the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification by the state of Virginia. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, when is the right time to improve, modify, or clarify your original words, […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1765, Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. What’s the leadership lesson? How can honorable leaders create processes that ease or automate work for their teams and organizations? Process improvements benefit everyone—leader, team, and […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Col Charles McGee

Today Dec 7, 2019, we join with so many to say Happy Birthday to a great American, and a very special hero, Col. Charles McGee. Congratulations Col McGee on your 100th birthday and a life well lived. For those who don’t know his story, I hope you will read his biography by his daughter. He […]