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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “No More Excuses”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “No More Excuses: The Five Accountabilities for Personal and Organizational Growth” by Sam Silverstein. Accountability is not a way of doing. Accountability is a way of thinking.  Those who achieve greatness know true accountability makes all the difference between success and failure. Based on extensive interviews with accountable […]

Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “With Reagan: The Inside Story”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “With Reagan: The Inside Story” by Edwin Meese III.   Not only an interesting perspective of one of our nation’s leaders, but an online review says the following about this title – “Published in 1992, here’s the true believer’s account of the Reagan administration from a man, former […]

Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf: “The Adversity Paradox”

Another Leadership Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf: “The Adversity Paradox” by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings. Obstacles and setbacks are an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s harsh and volatile economy. This book will help you evaluate the very experiences that could stall or tumble a career and use them to build uncommon […]

Book Recommendation – “Highest Duty”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – It’s worth mentioning again about the book, “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” by Capt Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. He shares the amazing story when the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Sully skillfully glided US Airways […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Love and Duty

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Love and Duty: The Remarkable Story of a Courageous MIA Family and the Victory They Won with Their Faith”. Even though we, as Vietnam POWs, were sharing that experience together, each POW’s story is special and unique. You’ll want to read the remarkable story of a courageous MIA […]

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 […]

Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Breaking Ice and Breaking Glass”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Breaking Ice and Breaking Glass: Leading in Uncharted Waters” by Sandra Stosz (Ret), Vice Admiral. In this excellent book, she draws upon her 40 years of extensive experience and wisdom directing mostly all-male teams in front-line leadership positions to provide tools that will help leaders, particularly those at […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Make Your Bed”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life…And Maybe the World” by William H. McRaven. On May 17, 2014, Admiral William H. McRaven addressed the graduating class of the University of Texas at Austin on their Commencement day. Taking inspiration from the university’s slogan, “What starts […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Healing Wounds”

In honor of Women’s History Month, here is the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Healing Wounds, A Vietnam War combat nurse’s 10-year fight to win women a place of honor in Washington, D.C.” by Diane Carlson Evans. As we continue to raise visibility to women’s achievements, it was in 1983 when Evans came up […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Son of A Soldier”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Son of A Soldier: success is not a snapshot of where you are but measured by the obstacles you’ve overcome” by Eddie Williams. Have you ever been publicly humiliated, called hate-filled names, bullied in school, endured rude insults, or told you’d never amount to anything? Son of A […]

The Latest Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf

Here’s the latest book recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders” by Joel Manby. Before Joel Manby won the respect of America with his appearance on the CBS reality TV series Undercover Boss, he was a highly successful corporate executive. How does a person achieve that level of success […]

2020 Recommended Books in Review – Here’s the List

Lee Ellis recommends a book from his bookshelf once a month, because he knows that growing leaders are reading leaders. Here’s a summary of his 2020 picks: “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World“ by Shannon Huffman Polson “Courage: The Backbone of Leadership” by Gus Lee “Essays […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Grit Factor”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World“ by Shannon Huffman Polson. At age nineteen, Shannon Huffman Polson became the youngest woman ever to climb Mt. McKinley. Yet it wasn’t until she joined the military, as one of the Army’s first […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Courage”

In Courage, Gus Lee captures the essential component of leadership in measurable behaviors. Using actual stories from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and other organizations, Lee shows how highly successful executives face and overcome their fears to develop moral intelligence.  These real-world examples offer practical lessons for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by Assessing them […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Essays on Ethics”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Essays on Ethics” by Rabbi Jonathan Sack. Believing the Hebrew Bible to be the ultimate blueprint for Western morality, Rabbi Sacks embarks upon an ethical exploration of the weekly Torah portion, uncovering its message of truth and justice, dignity and compassion, forgiveness and loves. The insights into life […]

Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. All too often, simple acts of human kindness are often overlooked and underutilized by people in leadership roles. Advising mutual respect and recognition of accomplishments, Encouraging the Heart shows us how […]

The Latest Book Recommendation – “How Full Is Your Bucket”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “How Full Is Your Bucket” by Tom Rath and Donald Clifton. How did you feel after your last interaction with another person? Did that person — your spouse, best friend, coworker, or even a stranger — “fill your bucket” by making you feel more positive? Or did that […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – ‘Healing Wounds

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse’s 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C.” by Diane Carlson Evans and Bob Welch Here is Lee’s review in his own words – “When I started reading Diane’s story in Healing Wounds, I couldn’t put it […]