Here’s the latest leadership book recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Leading Change” by John P. Kotter. Needed more today than at any time in the past, this immensely relevant bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type […]
Trust is one of the most important attributes of candidates seeking to serve in public office. Here’s a “Trust List” to consider—how you would rate the current candidates on these traits: Shows respect for others Demonstrates good values Shows good judgment Shows maturity Trustworthy Healthy self-confidence Listens and takes counsel This list is included in […]
On this day in leadership history in 1933, about 55,000 people staged a protest against Hitler in New York City. This protest occurred 5 years before the start of World War II. The leadership lesson? Remember to balance the facts with your own intuition as a leader. Better to handle a challenging or difficult situation […]
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“Without trust, we don’t truly collaborate; we merely coordinate or, at best, cooperate. It is trust that transforms a group of people into a team.” – Stephen M.R. Covey [Tweet This]
It’s Hump Day! To keep your momentum going, watch this quick clip from Lee on an important lesson that he learned in the POW camps of Vietnam that he still uses today. Please watch and share – thank you Leading with Honor Book – Link
Are you an emotionally intelligent person? Assess where you are with author Dan Schawbel’s list and article below, and share your comments – You’re constantly striving to understand the human condition. You’re inherently curious about the way other people live. You’re self-aware about your shortcomings and strengths. You place an emphasis on living in the […]
Spring officially sprung this weekend! Before vacation season, now is a great time to kick off you or your team’s professional development with Leading with Honor Training. Regardless of group size, we have something for you. Learn More and please share –
On this day in leadership history in 1989, it was announced that Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose was under investigation for gambling on baseball. In 2004, after years of public denial, Rose admitted to betting on baseball and on, but not against, the Reds. A switch hitter, Rose is the all-time Major League leader in […]
“It’s my observation that many leaders have some inclination to slide out of balance into narcissism.” – Lee Ellis
Saint Patrick is a leader with some staying power as evidenced by the annual remembrance of his life and death. Take a moment and learn more about this religious leader from Wikipedia – Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as […]
Fill-in-the-Blank – “The best way to stay humble as a leader is to __________________.” Please share your answer in this forum – thank you!
(Editor’s Note: This month, we’re featuring a guest article from physicians and healthcare coach, Jane Thilo, on this important topic. It’s timely advice for leaders in all industries.) By Jane L. Thilo, MD, MS, Leaders Go First, Bellevue, WA Despite the packed schedule, the morning is off to a great start and the team is […]
Today (and every year), we celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Operation Homecoming where Lee and his comrades were released from the POW prison camps of Vietnam. Please join us in celebrating this historical marker—below is a clip from 2013 celebration event held at the Nixon Foundation –
On this day in leadership history in 1901, Andrew Carnegie announced that he was retiring from business and that he would spend the rest of his days giving away his fortune. His net worth was estimated at $300 million. One year later in 1902, Andrew Carnegie approved 40 applications from libraries for donations (as just […]
“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.” – Winston Churchill
What’s this growing trend with 18-34 year olds getting fired? Bottom line—employers are fed up with the Millennial generation’s work attitude and ethics. Please read more from Inc.com, but the 3 takeaways are – Employers don’t want to be parents. The anti-work attitude isn’t appreciated (or tolerated). Millennials’ happiness isn’t the employer’s responsibility.
A Quick Leadership Tip From Lee Ellis – how can you consistently make a difference everyday in helping your team or organization lead and work with honor? This 2-minute clip is a great pep talk on keeping you on course as we progress through 2016. Please watch and share your comments – thank you!
Coming in September 2016! We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of Lee Ellis’ latest book, Engage with Honor: Applying the Leadership Model for Courageous Accountability. In it, Lee shares his concerns about the lack of accountability in our culture and how you can apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as […]
On this day in leadership history in 1964, Tom O’Hara set a new world indoor record when he ran the mile in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds. He later beat that record on March 6 of the same year with a time of 2:45.6, a world record that stood for fourteen years. The leadership lesson? Think […]