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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Firefly Effect: Build Teams That Capture Creativity and Catapult Results” by Kimberly Douglas. Comparing the difficult act of harnessing and capturing creativity to the act of catching fireflies on a summer night, she explains what to do when the fireflies don’t show up (or when creativity dries […]

The 3 Attributes of Leadership Success for Col Don Ellis

What are the three foundational attributes that Lee Ellis’ mentor, Col Don Ellis USAF (1932-2018), exhibited for over 40 years? We can all learn and apply them: Consistent On a daily basis in every conversation, behind every closed door, in every briefing and meeting, in social or professional situation, he displayed consistent character, fairness, and […]

On This Day in Leadership History, October 21st

On this day in leadership history in 1917, the first U.S. soldiers entered combat during World War I near Nancy, France. After the sinking of seven US merchant ships by German submarines, and the revelation that the Germans were trying to incite Mexico to make war on the United States, the US declared war on […]

Infographic – How to Build a Culture of Courageous Accountability

There are several obstacles to keep teams from communicating with courageous accountability, and applying these 4C’s can get you on track. This free infographic from Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor can help—which of the 4C’s are the most important in your leadership? Check it out and then please comment below –    

Get Your Vote Ready – Free Guide Inside

Think your vote doesn’t count? Honorable leaders should never think such a thing! Now’s the time to research your candidates for upcoming Fall elections. Leading with Honor offers free help in evaluating your candidates for public office. Download a copy of the non-partisan voter guide, and please share!    

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

Good article from Harvard Business Review after they collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical behavior (e.g., integrity, accountability) on 3,500 leaders across 30 organizations we had worked with. So, what should today’s leaders do to build trust with their teams and the public? Here are a few tips, based on their findings: Be […]

Use the Powerful Lessons in Leading with Honor with Your Team

Using this self-study training program, you can study the 14 leadership lessons from the POW Camps with your team. These materials provide everything you need to facilitate your own group training. This training program includes a Leader Guide, Participant Guide, and book along with online video clips. Purchase Training Materials        

On This Day in Leadership History, October 14th

On this day in leadership history in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award. What’s the leadership lesson? How can you be a positive, influential leader without using power and force as […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, October 12, 2018

“If” by Rudyard Kipling (‘Brother Square-Toes’—Rewards and Fairies)   If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by […]

Endorsement – America’s Warrior Partnership

Special thanks to Mandy Beaulieu and America’s Warrior Partnership for this generous endorsement of Lee’s recent keynote training at your 2018 Symposium – “Col Ellis spoke at America’s Warrior Partnership’s 2018 Warrior Community Integration Symposium in Atlanta. His message was truly inspirational and motivational to the more than 100 veteran-serving professionals who attended his session.” […]

How Free are You as a Leader? Here’s the Checklist

Over 30 ways to lead with more freedom! Leadership freedom is about knowing yourself and being authentic—shedding away layers of protection that keep you from growing. The free checklist infographic below has been downloaded by thousands of people wanting to assess where they are in being an honorable leader.  Check it out and see where […]

Defining Your Core Leadership Identity: Back to Square One

By Lee Ellis When I was a young boy, my goals were simple and quite clear. I was going to do something special. Either I would play football for the Georgia Bulldogs, or I would be a fighter pilot. As a senior in high school at 155 pounds and only average speed for a quarterback […]

On This Day in Leadership History, October 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1940, “Stardust” was recorded by Artie Shaw. This popular song was written and performed in the 1920’s by Hoagie Carmichael. This song was a “disruptor” in his time with its unique style, and he had a knack for entertaining and relaxing his listeners. What’s the leadership lesson? Leadership […]

What’s a CSP? See Inside

Trusting to hire someone else for your organization can be risky, but hiring a CSP (Certified Speaking Professionals) gives you more security and confidence. What is a CSP and why do only 1.5% of speakers worldwide have this designation? Please check out this link and watch the brief clip – thank you       

Fill-in-the-Blank – % of Millennials

Fill-in-the-Blank – “In all my personal and work relationships, I currently interact with _____% that are considered Millennials (ages 23-38).” Please post your answer below – thank you        

Influence and Engagement Tips for Nonprofits

Are you a nonprofit leader that wants new, fresh engagement with your donors and volunteers? In this new article published on the CLA blog, Lee offers advice to increase engagement during this critically important fundraising time of the year. Please read on the CLA Blog and post your comments and experience too – thank you […]

On This Day in Leadership History, September 30th

On this day in leadership history in 1971, the Soviet Union and the United States signed pacts that were aimed at avoiding an accidental nuclear war. Even though it is still a tumultuous relationship between the two countries, this was a positive step in the right direction. What’s the leadership lesson? Over-communicate and clarify with […]