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Dangers of the Unreachable Goal: 4 Leadership Remedies

By Lee Ellis Here we go again. Another unrealistic goal handed down from leadership where I didn’t have any input. Accept it and figure out how to make it happen. Now I’m trapped in a corner, so I’ll have to “lie, cheat, and steal” (as the saying goes) or possibly lose my job. Does this […]

Time for a Change? 4 Points to Creating Courage

By Lee Ellis | You’ve had that feeling for a while, and it’s not going away. The daily battle to stay engaged and productive is wearing on you. It’s time for a change, and you’re either reluctant to move forward or don’t know how. Courage is needed, and your mind drifts to those traditional heroic […]

Successful CEO reveals his radical leadership habit

You have to be honest yet respectful, so what do you say? And how do you say it? Or just leave it alone and say nothing? In last month’s coaching article, guest Tom Crawford(1) stressed that communication is the essential ingredient for organizational success. As former Chairman and CEO in three major companies and current […]

Diffusing Meeting Room Tension the Right Way

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, ineffective, unfocused, not related to our responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.   But in this blog we want to deal with […]

How Leaders Bounce Back with Tenacious Resilience

By Lee Ellis Going through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Doing things that you don’t feel like doing in order to achieve your goal. What personally comes to mind when you think about resilience? What’s your frame […]

3 Ways to Lead in Preserving Our Independence

By Lee Ellis <<<Sign up and get instant access to Lee’s monthly coaching video on this topic>>> Amidst the social gatherings and backyard barbecues of the Independence Day celebrations that we have each year, there are many important and dramatic stories about the sacrifices of our founding fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence. Some […]

4 Defining Steps to Better Leadership Discipline

By Lee Ellis I really love summertime. But to be honest, it derails my sense of discipline. Perhaps it’s the additional summer activities or vacation time. This isn’t a guilt trip, but there are still worthwhile and sometimes difficult things that need to get done during the Summer, right? What can we do about it […]

Lead from Your Core Values: 3 Way to Get Ahead of the Competition

(Editor’s Note: This blog ties directly to The Honor Code—7 Core Behaviors for Honorable Leadership that can guide all leaders to honorable behavior. Download a free copy at www.LeadingWithHonor.com/Code.) The headline on the cover of the May 2017 issue of Fast Company profoundly states: “Put your Values to Work.” That’s a great idea for leaders […]

The Doom and Gloom Report on Millennial Leadership—Fact or Fiction?

By Lee Ellis | Sign Up to receive the coaching video for this month’s topic – it’s free and safe. Have you heard that the global workforce is doomed because of the growing influx of inexperienced Millennials? They’re labeled as entitled, lack commitment and drive, impatient, and don’t respond well to authority. And these related […]

Stuck and Not Getting Results? 5 Solutions to Employee Engagement

  I’m amazed at how often I get asked by young people, “How does a leader gain influence?” or “How can I influence others?” This skill seems to be an important question for many people, and it came up in the novel The Shack which just debuted as a movie. Power and Authority Versus Relationships […]

4 Leadership Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts

By Lee Ellis (Editor’s Note: Want to watch the complimentary Leading with Honor Coaching video for this topic? Sign up and to receive in your inbox.) You’re in the midst of a situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s […]

Two Steps to Avoiding Power Struggles in 2017

<<<New Year Special Offer – Watch the Leading with Honor Coaching Clip on this topic. Sign Up Free to receive monthly in your inbox>>> by Lee Ellis I’ve been thinking about this blog on power struggles for a month or so with the plan to publish it in January. How ironic that I got to […]

Look Forward or Look Back? Closeout Tactics for Honorable Leaders

By Lee Ellis So, what should you be doing this time of year as a leader? Looking forward or looking back? As leaders, we’re continually focused on vision-casting and looking ahead towards future goals. But it should also be a natural part of leadership to look back and evaluate past work. In the scientific community, […]

5 Emergency Solutions for Collaboration Challenges

By Lee Ellis Why does it seem more challenging than ever to collaborate? As fantastic as technology can be, it can also bring more complexity, disconnectedness, and distraction to daily work life. We have massive amounts of information at our fingertips, but the corresponding amount of collaboration must also increase.   Then, there’s our natural […]

5 Practical Results of Team Collaboration

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Just a reminder that Lee’s newest book, Engage with Honor, was released on September 7th. If you desire to be a strong influence on others during this presidential election season, this very practical “how to” book gives great insight for building the culture that you want as a leader. As Lee says, “When […]

Running Towards Heart Connections in Leadership

(EDITOR’S NOTE: If you’ve been following our blogs or social media, you know that Lee’s new book, Engage with Honor, has its worldwide release today, September 7th. If you’ve enjoyed Leading with Honor with its POW and business leadership stories and lessons, this fantastic sequel has more stories along with a very practical “how to” […]

The Missing Link in Getting Leadership Results

What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. “To master this art, you have to learn to connect with each person based […]

5 Leadership Barriers to Better Clarity

By Lee Ellis Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial […]

The Three Unshakable C’s of Leadership Accountability

By Lee Ellis One of best things about today’s information age is the almost instantaneous ability of media sources to shine a bright light on corruption, and it’s certainly making it tougher to hide unethical behavior. From our local communities to our nation’s capital, it’s interesting how many successful people turn to self-serving behaviors to […]

Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success

By Lee Ellis The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting […]