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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 […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth” by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten. In this brand new book, the authors use rich and moving real-life stories, as well as decades of original published research on coaching and helping relationships, to […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leading Change”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leading Change” by John P. Kotter. His now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations. He outlines the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals regardless of the times or season. And by identifying where and […]

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Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Courage”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Courage: The Backbone of Leadership” by Gus Lee. This book is so good that we wanted to feature it again! 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 […]

The Latest Book Recommendation – “Executive Toughness”

The Latest Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Executive Toughness by Dr Jason Selk. People with inborn talent may be good at what they do–but only the mentally tough reach the highest plateaus in their field. And here’s the best news of all: mental toughness is something anyone can learn. Director of mental training for […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Lessons in Leadership”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Lessons in Leadership: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible” Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, this book contains character-filled lessons that all leaders must have to truly succeed in their respective endeavors. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks mines the weekly Torah portions for insights into the nature of power, authority, […]