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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 […]

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Never Fly Solo”

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Never Fly Solo: Lead with Courage, Build Trusting Partnerships, and Reach New Heights in Business” by Robert “Waldo” Waldman. Waldo understands one thing better than most businesspeople: You can’t reach your highest potential alone. You need wingmen–trusted partners–who can help you overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and prepare […]

latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “The Power of Professionalism”

The latest recommendation from Lee Ellis’ bookshelf – The Power of Professionalism: The Seven Mind-Sets that Drive Performance and Build Trust by Bill Wiersma. In this book, Bill outlines the seven key mind-sets of trusted professionals, offering a blueprint for both individuals and organizations interested in fostering a culture of professionalism. You’ll see how uncompromising […]

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “In Extremis Leadership: Leading As IF your Life Depended On It”

The latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “In Extremis Leadership: Leading As IF your Life Depended On It” by Thomas A. Kolditz. The book describes a variety of high-risk situations that are ideal settings to seek and find great leaders, assess how they might be different, and to glean valuable insights for extraordinary leadership in […]

This month’s recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Heart of Change”

This month’s recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Heart of Change” by John P. Kotter. Building off of Kotter’s revolutionary eight-step process, this book vividly illustrates how large-scale business change can work. With real-life stories of people in organizations, the authors show how teams and individuals get motivated and activated to overcome obstacles to change—and […]