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On This Day in Leadership History, September 20th

On this day in leadership history in 1995, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to drop the national speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that every decision can’t come across their desk. With a healthy culture and values, empower others around you […]

A Special Message on National POWMIA Day

On National POWMIA Day, we remember the brave Americans throughout history who were captured by the enemy or are still missing and unaccounted for. In addition to this short video message, here’s just one story below that I wanted to share about Captain Mike Brazelton. Captain Mike Brazelton was shot down by flak on 7 […]

The Mystery of The ‘E’ In CEO

Great reminders from friend Patrick Lencioni on what “E” means in “CEO” and how we can all get on board with our focused purpose as leaders. Check out his advice on Chief Executive website.      

On This Day in Leadership History, September 13th

On this day in leadership history in 2001, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell named Osama bin Laden as the prime suspect in the terror attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. Limited commercial flights resumed in the U.S. for the first time in two days. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know […]

7 Practical Ways to Grow as a Leader

Everywhere I (Lee) turn, I hear people 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 many leaders who have done the same thing for most of their careers. I was coaching a […]

About the Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

The Veterans Empowerment Organization’s (VEO) mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sustainability. They provide a caring, supportive environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives by returning the dignity lost to the circumstances that left them homeless. Please learn more about them on their website – […]

Happy Labor Day from Leading with Honor

Happy Labor Day from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team! We’re grateful for those honorable leaders that work every day to support and improve our communities.          

On This Day in Leadership History, September 6th

On this day in leadership history in 1620, the Pilgrims left on the Mayflower from Plymouth, England to settle in the New World. After a grueling 10 weeks at sea, the Mayflower, with 102 passengers and a crew of about 30, reached America, dropping anchor near the tip of Cape Cod on November 11, 1620. […]

Webinar Free Replay – How to Be a Resilient Leader During A Crisis

Webinar Free Replay with Lee Ellis and Commander Mary Kelly USN (ret) on the topic of “How to Be a Resilient Leader During A Crisis”. Please watch this recent online event with our compliments, and post your comments and feedback below – Purchase your copy of Leadership Behavior DNA that they mention during this interview–available in […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 30th

On this day in leadership history in 1963, the “Hotline” between Moscow and Washington, DC, went into operation. What’s the leadership lesson? No matter how challenging or strained the relationship may be, honorable leaders choose to engage and communicate for the greater good of those around them. You can do it too. Washington-Moscow Hotline – […]

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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, August 28, 2020

“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” – Charles Stanley      

Leadership Mentorship – Lee Ellis True Story

Want to know the most natural ways to be a leader mentor? Lee shares a very personal part of his mentorship journey from one of his past leaders, Col Dick O’Grady USAF (Ret) (1937-2018). Please also post your mentorship tips too –        

Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Encouraging the Heart: A Leader’s Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others” by James Kouzes and Barry Posner. All too often, simple acts of human kindness are often overlooked and underutilized by people in leadership roles. Advising mutual respect and recognition of accomplishments, Encouraging the Heart shows us how […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 1999, rescuers in Turkey found a young boy that had been buried in rubble from an earthquake for about a week. What’s the leadership lesson? Leaders with persistence, endurance, and strength of character can do amazing things and help others along the way, too. 1999 Turkey Earthquake – […]