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3 Simple Ways to Lead the Way and Give Positive Feedback

Sometimes the hardest thing for leaders to do is to pause, reflect and then provide positive, affirming words to others. In the vernacular of performance reviews or debriefs, we generally label it as positive feedback, but I’m referring to regular, daily communication with others. Positive feedback meets several deep human needs, and you’re also you’re […]

3 Behaviors to Becoming a Positive Leader

Sometimes the hardest thing for leaders to do is to pause, reflect and then provide positive, affirming words to others. In the vernacular of performance reviews or debriefs, we generally label it as positive feedback, but I’m referring to regular, daily communication with others. Having been a leadership consultant, coach, and trainer for more than […]

Whiteman Air Force Base Training Event

My recent visit to Whiteman was very special. Privileged to conduct a leadership and teamwork workshop with Lt. Col. Chris “Crank” Conant and his leadership team at the 393rd Bomb Squadron. After lunch had the honor of meeting my LinkedIn friend Col. Keith “Ghost” Butler and speaking to his folks at the 509th Ops Group. […]

3 Superstar Attributes from my Leadership Mentor

 As someone who may have an interest in human behavior and the power of understanding natural talents in yourself and others, I want to share the rich lessons that I witnessed for over 40 years with a very special mentor, Col Don Ellis USAF (1932-2018). Col. Don Ellis was a highly decorated Air Force officer […]

3 Behavioral Success Attributes from Mentor Col Don Ellis

As someone who may have an interest in human behavior and the power of understanding natural talents in yourself and others, I want to share the rich lessons that I witnessed for over 40 years with this very special mentor—not related, but definitely like family, Col Don Ellis USAF (1932-2018). Courageous Military Responsibilities Col. Don […]

3 Quick Tips to Better Leadership Boundaries

Leaders must live in the tension of dichotomy or paradox. Often, it’s both. We should get out front in questioning rules and traditions that no longer serve a purpose, while at the same time rejecting the overreach of a “no-boundaries” attitude. This is clearly not an easy task and leaders must set the example.  Clarify […]

3 Behavioral Steps to Better Leadership Boundaries

A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing ploy to the young and restless, but instinctively it felt dangerous. Unfortunately, some people took the label seriously. In today’s culture, far too many people […]

4 Ways to Get the Best Out of Your Team

It’s so critical for the honorable leader to have a keen understanding of the human domain, because we must face the dangerous reality that people desperately want to succeed at all costs (even if it potentially means cutting corners or side-stepping the truth). Honorable leadership must prevail to get the maximum performance out of your […]

Coaching Article – 4 Points to Help All Personality Types Create Courage

You’ve had that feeling for a while, and it’s not going away. The daily battle to stay engaged and productive is wearing on you. It’s time for a change, and you’re either reluctant to move forward or don’t know how. Courage is needed, and your mind drifts to those traditional heroic figures in movies such […]

Which Behavioral Style Group Are You?

Are you a Strategist or a Reflective Thinker? Are you an Initiator or a Relationship Builder? These are just a few of the unique style groups explained in Lee and Hugh’s award-winning book, ‘Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences’. Learn more about your natural strengths and struggles – purchase your copy   […]

Learn How to Lead Based on Differences

Every human is unique — and the best leaders know why this might be an advantage. Learn how embracing different talents and abilities, both our own and those of others, can lead to more effective leadership and success. Grounded in statistical research and supported by data from millions of clients and more than 45 years […]

Coaching Article – How Leaders Are Boosting Their Team Productivity

You have to be honest yet respectful, so what do you say? And how do you say it? Or just leave it alone and say nothing? In a previous article, guest Tom Crawford stressed that communication is the essential ingredient for organizational success. As former Chairman and CEO in three major companies and current member […]

3 Behaviors to Create More Successful Meetings

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, unorganized, unfocused, not related to my responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.   To help coach leaders in this area, Leading with […]

Coaching Article – 3 Behaviors that Produce Successful Meetings

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, unorganized, unfocused, not related to my responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.   But in this blog we want to deal with […]

Webinar Invitation May 25th – The Art and Science of Self-Coaching

Join us on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 11:00 AM ET In this latest interactive webinar series on Tuesday, May 25th, guest author and speaker Dee Ann Turner joins Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie to discuss how leaders can behaviorally coach themselves and others more effectively in their day-to-day work. While the topic may seem easy […]

Two Powerful Statements About Managing Differences

“The book moves the needle on the need for personal behavioral self-awareness to how you deal with different styles.” — Raghu Misra, CEO and Founder of Wired2Perform, Jacksonville, FL “Building a healthy team and company culture has been the heartbeat of my work over the last 33 years, and Leadership Behavior DNA is a must-read […]

Webinar Replay – “The Behavioral Management Game Show”

In this latest interactive webinar series, “The Behavioral Management Game Show – How to Manage Yourself and Others”, we hosted another fun gameshow format while learning to adapt your behavioral management style to manage yourself and others. Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie helped us sharpen our skills with their advice and experience. Please watch and […]

Coaching Article – Which Leadership Behaviors Bounce Back Better?

by Lee Ellis Going through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Doing things that you don’t feel like doing in order to achieve your goal. What personally comes to mind when you think about resilience? What’s your frame […]