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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 […]

Fighting to Win in Leadership (Part 2) – How to Get There

(Editor’s Note: We featured Part 1 of this article in January 2013 and intentionally waited until the middle of the year to post this second post. We encourage you to reflect on the time that has passed this year and evaluate how you’ve fought to win this year. This article is an excerpt from Chapter […]

The 5 Ways to Spot an Emotionally Intelligent Leader

by Harvey Deutschendorf (Editor’s Note: From time to time, we want to feature blog articles from other authors that highlight a particular issue related to leadership and personal development.) Research has shown us that more than 90 percent of top leadership performers have a high amount of emotional intelligence, or EI. The higher up the […]

Faith and Courage: Close Allies in Authentic Leadership – Watch the Video

Lee Ellis was invited to speak on InTouch with Dr. Charles Stanley recently. In honor of the Independence Day Week, we wanted to share this message with you, too. In addition to Lee’s strong call to faith and courage as elements of authentic leadership, this segment also features several veterans including Sgt First Class SFC […]

Leaders and Difficult Decisions: How Do You Handle Syrian Crisis Scenarios?

Hard choices come with the job of a leader. Imagine almost 1 million Americans dying in a modern American civil war over the last two years, comparatively speaking. That is the ratio of people that have died in the current debacle in Syria—many of them innocents caught amid the violence.* It’s a tangible example of […]

Doing the Right Thing: My Frustrating Healthcare Visit and the Surprise Ending

By Michael Roman (Editor’s Note: From time to time, we want to feature blog articles from other authors that highlight a particular issue related to leadership and personal development.) Frustrations for C-level executives run high when someone in their organization decides NOT TO ACT to correct a damaging situation before its effects reach the final […]

Edward Snowden: Courageous Leader, or Person with Lack of Morals and Accountability? Scrutinizing the Latest Events in the NSA Scandal

(Editor’s Update: You can also listen to Lee’s brief interview on America’s Radio News Network on this issue – go to www.LeadingWithHonor.com) As a former POW in the camps of North Vietnam, I think my comrades and I saw the purest example of leadership possible. Our senior leaders put their country and their teammates above […]

Why Handing Out LinkedIn Recommendations Like Candy Could Kill Your Reputation

By Kendra Lee, President, KLA Group (Editor’s Note: In Lee’s ongoing emphasis on leading with character, courage, and competence, we wanted to share this guest post related to the growing popularity in LinkedIn Recommendations and Endorsements.) Think about the last time you agreed to give one of your favorite businesses, vendors, consultants, or colleagues a […]

Announcing the Leading with Honor ‘Courage Challenge’ – A Special Invitation

Lee Ellis defines courage – “I define courage as doing what’s right even when it doesn’t feel natural and doesn’t feel safe. Overcoming fears to do what we know is right—that’s leading with honor.” Like the leaders in the Hanoi Hilton, acts of true courage minimize fear, selfishness, pride, and they embrace wisdom, character, humility, […]

On Leaders and Accountability (Part 5): Seven Tips to Celebrating the Big Payoff

A momentous payoff has just occurred in your team as you’ve applied the guidance in this ongoing series of articles on accountability (previous articles links provided below)—your direct report has successfully accomplished his or her goal(s)! Things have gone well; as their leader, your expectations have been met and possibly exceeded. What Next? So what […]