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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Eyes on the Horizon” by Gen. Richard Myers USAF (Ret)

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Eyes on the Horizon” by Gen. Richard Myers USAF (Ret) In this captivating memoir, General Myers talks candidly about his career in the military, the unforgettable events of September 11, and the global war on terror. With an insider’s perspective, he outlines the mistakes made by the White […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Way of the Seal: Think Like and Elite Warrior to Succeed” by Mark Devine & Allyson Machate

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – The Way of the Seal: Think Like and Elite Warrior to Succeed by Mark Devine & Allyson Machate. Have you read it? Please share! Brief Description – “Want to be tough? Cool under fire? Able to sense danger before it’s too late? In The Way of the SEAL, […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee Here’s a brief summary of this insightful leadership resource – “Unveiling neuroscientific links between organizational success or failure and ‘primal leadership,’ the authors argue that a leader’s emotions are contagious. If a leader resonates energy and enthusiasm, […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute. This excellent book uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee Ellis’ Bookshelf – “Courage” by Gus Lee

In this guide to doing the right thing, ethicist Gus Lee presents a self-help approach to solving hard-edged problems. The key to effective leadership, he argues, is “principled conduct under pressure”—in short, courage. While courage is hardly the one-size-fits-all magic bullet that Lee envisions, much of his advice is valuable, particularly that dealing with communication, […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Crucial Conversations” – Read More

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Crucial Conversations” by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. Great tool for those that want to lead honorably yet effectively. When stakes are high, opinions vary, and emotions run strong, you have three choices: avoid a crucial conversation and suffer the consequences; handle the conversation […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Character of Leadership: An Ancient Model for a Quantum Age” by Phil Eastman

Per the book’s description, “The challenges we face today are not economic, environmental, social, or legal; they are challenges of character and leadership. This book introduces the ancient model of character and its elements of faith, justice, temperance, hope, wisdom, love, and courage. As part of that model, the book articulates the leadership behaviors aligned […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership”

We wanted to mention the latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership” by William R. Looney. In this book, General Looney reflects upon his most formidable experiences during a 40-year career and articulates his leadership philosophy, which is built around a very simple notion — the greatest leaders are those who […]

Lee’s Latest Recommendation from His Bookshelf – “Character: The Ultimate Success Factor” – See Inside

Here’s the latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Character: The Ultimate Success Factor” by Dr. J. Phillip London. What creates success? Is it skill? Talent? Ambition? Luck? Expertise? Perhaps it’s knowing the right people, saying the right things or simply being at the right place at the right time. It’s none of the above. While a variety of factors form our abilities and […]

Lee’s Latest Book Recommendation – “Eyes on the Horizon” – Read Why

Published in 2010, ‘Eyes on the Horizon’ shares the stories and thoughts of the Former Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers, during the critical four years following September 11. Then, he proposes a bold new plan to prepare America for the diverse national security challenges of the twenty-first century. General […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Road Less Travelled” by M. Scott Peck, M.D. – Distinguishing Between Dependency and Love

Author and Leadership Consultant, Lee Ellis, said that he recently re-read this book for the third time! Great read for those leading others in their family, work, or community. Here’s a quick summary of the book’s topic – “It helps us learn how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; […]

The Latest Leadership Book Recommendation from Lee – “One of the Most Gripping Biographies Ever Published”

Here’s the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Last Lion 2: Winston Spencer Churchill Alone, 1932-40”. Lee was really energized by this book on Churchill’s leadership during this critical era in world history. Discussion centers on the alarm he sounded about the terrible plot being hatched inside Hitler’s deranged mind. Other readers say that […]

Another Recommendation – “The Six Fundamentals of Success” by Stuart Levine. Why is it a core book on Lee Ellis’ Bookshelf?

Here’s another Book Recommendation from leadership consultant, Lee Ellis’, Bookshelf – “The Six Fundamentals of Success” by Stuart R. Levine. One description of this book says – “Everyone has his or her own style at work. But if you look at the people who are successful, you’ll see similarities. They always do the most important […]

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

Another 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 success.” […]