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Book Recommendation – “Scary Close”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Scary Close: Dropping the Act and Finding True Intimacy” by Donald Miller. After decades of failed relationships and painful drama, Donald Miller decided he’d had enough. Impressing people wasn’t helping him connect with anyone. He’d built a life of public isolation, yet he dreamed of meaningful relationships. This […]

Bookshelf Recommendation – “Grateful American” by Gary Sinise

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service” by Gary Sinise. As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary was more interested in sports and rock ‘n’ roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of West Side Story, he found his purpose–or […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Struggle Well”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma by Ken Falke and Josh Goldberg”. Your struggle may come in different forms, and be given one of many different names, such as anxiety, depression, addiction, and/or PTSD. By embracing the struggle, rather than fighting it, you can stop surviving […]

Latest Book Recommendation – “No Matter What”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “No Matter What: The 10 Commitments of Accountability” by Sam Silverstein. This book starts with a simple “Yes” that forms a commitment you make to yourself and to the people around you. Rather than punitive and causing burden, it will help you harness the power of commitments […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results” by Kimberly Douglas. Comparing the difficult act of harnessing and capturing creativity to the act of catching fireflies on a summer night, she explains what to do when the fireflies don’t show up (or when creativity dries […]

2018 Recommended Leadership Reading List

In a recent article, Lee said, “I’ve found that learning about the sacrifices, suffering, and successes of others equip readers in areas of strategy, tactics, and proven principles that work.” Over the course of several years, Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor have compiled a recommended reading list of leadership books. Check out the list […]

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have: Creating the Seven Habits That Make a Remarkable Life” by Greg Hiebert. Executive coach and consultant, Greg Hiebert, has helped coach some high-profile clients and companies and now generously offers this list of habits based on client conversations and experiences. […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Building a StoryBrand”

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen” by Donald Miller. Honorable leaders must have a base knowledge of all areas in work and business (besides your area of expertise or training). It creates better communication and camaraderie across department hallways. And for heaven’s sake, leaders […]

Updated Edition and Stockdale Leadership Insights

From our friends and colleagues, Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Peter Fretwell, the new updated paperback version of Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton: Six Characteristics of High-Performance Teams originally intended to focus their book on fighter pilot James Stockdale’s leadership style. But they found that his approach toward completing a mission was to assure that it […]

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Roll the Pole”

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – Roll the Pole: A Memoir by Richard Taylor Set an outlandish goal, but then achieving it is not all that’s it’s cracked up to be. It took Pat Epps and Richard Taylor three annual attempts to fly an airplane upside down over the Magnetic North Pole, just to […]