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3 Truths That Will Set Yourself Apart in Leadership Performance

Understanding behavioral differences in yourself and others has a profound impact on career trajectory as well as all relationships at work and home. To apply DNA Behavior in day-to-day work, managing differences must be a major focal point for leadership and team development. To get better results, be more persuasive, or quickly adapt interactions with […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 9th

On this day in leadership history in 2002 in Bahrain, people were allowed to vote for representatives for the first time in nearly 30 years. Women were allowed to vote for the first time in the country’s history. What’s the leadership lesson? Rather than trailing everyone else around you, honorable leaders look for ways to […]

Coaching Clip – The Way to Manage Differences on Your Team

We all know people are unique and different, but what’s the best way to understand and assess these differences to improve team communication and performance? In this new 4-minute Leading with Honor Coaching clip, Lee Ellis explains how our natural behaviors can be analyzed and used to lead others effectively. Please watch and share with […]

Giving Back – The Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, they serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Please learn more about this fantastic nonprofit organization as part of your giving plans – […]

Coaching Article – The Key Differentiator in 21st Century Leadership

By Lee Ellis Have you ever thought why did it take so long to put wheels on luggage? (Perhaps if you are under 30 you assumed luggage had always had wheels.) In my and Hugh Massie’s recent book, Leadership behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences, the Preface describes how there are often more […]

Graduation Gifts for the Next Gen Leader

Graduation season is here, and Leading with Honor wants to help you celebrate and gift these young leaders with future wisdom! Experience gripping stories from the Vietnam POW camps and learn the leadership lessons that enabled them to survive and return with honor. Save 20% instantly when you buy both Lee Ellis leadership books together:  […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 2nd

On this day in leadership history in 1938, Ella Fitzgerald recorded “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Chick Webb’s band. Ella’s career led the way in jazz artistry as well as advancement for a woman of color. We’re celebrating her achievements today! Ella Fitzgerald – Wikipedia            

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 […]

3 Facts to Bounce Back Even Stronger

Going through tough times that seem impossible. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. What personally comes to mind when you think about resilience? Resilience was a matter of life and death for the Vietnam POWs. For our families back home, resilience was the only way they could have a life. […]

Leadership History Lesson for April 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1990, the U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery. In the last 30 years, it has captured thousands of images teaching more about our galaxy and universe. What’s the leadership lesson? What people or tools do you employ […]

Guest Article – Adapt Your Leadership by Lee Ellis

Newly published in the Christian Leadership Alliance blog, Lee Ellis helps all leaders learn how to adapt. How many times over the last year did you hear this from others? If there ever was a time during which you’ve had to adapt, it’s been the last 12 months. Check out his article on the CLA […]

Lincoln Leadership Attributes – A Case Study

Free Case Study – after surveying hundreds of leaders about President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership ability to achieve great results amidst unbearably difficult circumstances, there were some tangible leadership attributes that rose to the top in Lee’s research. Leading with Honor’s “Leadership Balance Case Study” examines the unique results vs. relationships balance of this famous presidential […]

Join us tomorrow! “The Behavioral Management Game Show”

Join us tomorrow! Free Online event – “The Behavioral Management Game Show” – Join us on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 11:00 AM ET Here’s your opportunity to participate in a fun setting while learning to adapt your behavioral management style. Take a trip with us in this game show style format on how to better […]

Leadership History Lesson for April 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1923, Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. John Phillip Sousa’s band played the National Anthem. What’s the leadership lesson? What can you build today that will have lasting value in the future? Honorable leaders keep a lasting legacy in […]

HR Leadership Excellence Cover Article for April 2021

Lee Ellis is featured in the April 2021 issue of’s Leadership Excellence magazine on the topic of “Leadership Inertia and Entropy”. Everyone is talking about the need to increase performance via new processes and/or raising employee engagement. Great ideas, but change and growth must start with leaders first, and that’s a nasty proposition for […]