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Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “It’s Your Ship”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy” by D. Michael Abrashoff. This is the legendary New York Times Bestseller offering insight and advice on top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today’s uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as […]

Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Xtraordinary”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Xtraordinary: The Art and Science of Remarkable Leadership” by Gerard Penna. In a world where ordinary, ho-hum leadership just doesn’t cut it, we need extraordinary leaders. For new, emerging and experienced leaders, this practical, scientific, yet easy-to-read book provides a proven and practical pathway to becoming more […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Changing Altitude”

The Latest Recommendation from My Bookshelf – “Changing Altitude: How to Soar in Your New Leadership Role” You’ll want to check out this great resource from my friend and colleague, Greg Hiebert, and his co-author, Dennis O’Neill. In it, they provide you with a comprehensive framework for optimizing your impact and maximizing personal and professional […]

The Latest Book Recommendation – “What Now, Lieutenant?

The Latest Leadership Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “What Now, Lieutenant?: Leadership Forged from Events in Vietnam, Desert Storm and Beyond” by Gen. Richard “Butch” Neal In this riveting story, he was 24 years old when he participated in his first significant combat experience (and surprisingly, what he was called upon to do, was […]

The Latest Leadership Book Recommendation – “The Five Love Languages”

The Latest Leadership Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. In this Valentine’s Day season, it’s a great time to mention that success and joy at home is foundational to a good life. And the same insights in this book on personal relationships will inevitably help you better understand […]

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 […]