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Endorsement – Air Force Senior Leader Development Program

Special thanks to James Learmont, Force Development Manager and Curriculum Developer @ Flatter, Inc., for his kind words about Lee Ellis’ recent keynote at the Department of the Air Force Senior Leader Development Program – “His keynote address was highly applicable to the latest cadre of one-star General Officers and Tier I Senior Executive Service […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1906, the Wright brothers received a patent for their flying machine. What’s the leadership lesson? Part of excellence in leadership is enacting due diligence on details to protect your team or organization. Sweat the details to ensure your future. Wright Brothers Patent – Wikipedia         […]

Gaining courage in Challenging Conversations – Free Tool

Have you seen examples where people have had trouble communicating with each other lately? How do you gain courage for those challenging conversations without withdrawing or dominating? The key is stay engaged and communicate with respect, love, confidence, yet humility. Leading with Honor has the perfect tool to help you called the Courage Challenge Card. […]

Your Special Invitation on May 31st – POW Symposium

Residents in the Greenville SC area – here’s your special invitation to join us on Tuesday May 31st for the “Vietnam POW Symposium: Leadership and Life Lessons from Hanoi Hilton” where me and my comrade POWs will share our stories from the Vietnam POW camps and how we used the experience for personal growth, leadership, […]

A New Sneak Peek! POW Romance Stories

Two new sample stories posted from the upcoming 2023 book, Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs. Read these compelling romance stories from Ralph & Bobbi Gaither and Carlyle “Smitty” & Louise Harris. Read them on Captured by Love website, and also sign up to get periodic updates before the release date

Leadership History Lesson for May 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1970, U.S. President Nixon appointed America’s first two female generals. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should recognize the skills and talents of their people with no limitations on differences such as gender. Anna May Hayes – Wikipedia Elizabeth P. Hoisington – Foundation for Women Warriors     […]

Join Lee on a Panama Canal Cruise!

Join Lee as he speaks on a spy-themed cruise in January 2023!  It also benefits Veteran & Active-Duty Suicide Prevention. Please see the booking details below and download the registration flyer –

Warning: Even Your Committed Employees Are Being Recruited

If you’re currently active in the workplace, you may notice that even your committed colleagues and/or employees are being recruited by other organizations. The demand for talent continues — which means those who aren’t looking are next on the list. And those conversations can be coming from anywhere. Here are the steps that Gallup recommends […]

3 Quick Tips to Make Meetings More Productive

Our experience shows that great leaders create an inviting workplace by extending and building trust. Some leaders naturally build this workplace culture, while others have a learning curve based on their natural behaviors or past experiences. Here are three crucial steps for leaders who want to create a healthy work environment where people will look […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe. In total, the war lasted from 1939-1945 involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries. What’s the leadership lesson? The courage to do the right thing is not a “one and […]

Coaching Clip – How to Eliminate Meeting Room Intimidation

In this segment of leadership coaching, Lee Ellis talks with Tom Crawford, CEO and President of Crawford Corporate Coaching. As a CEO in several organizations since 1984, Tom has a wealth of experience and insight that he uses in his consulting practice. In this interview, he shares some of that valuable experience. Please watch this […]

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Coaching Article – 3 Leadership Must-Haves for 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, ineffective, 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 […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1939, American jazz trombonist, composer, conductor and bandleader of the big band era, Tommy Dorsey, recorded the song “The Lonesome Road”. Including this song, he had a run of 286 Billboard chart hits. Just a reminder to honorable leaders to do what you love!         […]

Ralph de la Vega on Leading with Integrity

Clear and concise article from friend and colleague, Ralph de la Vega, on leading with integrity as it relates from everyday leadership to the Ukrainian conflict. Please read on LinkedIn, and then post your comments below.            

Quick Advice on Detecting Your Leadership Tilt

To master this seesaw effect and be a great leader, you need to do both get results and develop healthy relationships. Although doing both may sound easy, it isn’t—you see, most of us don’t enter this world with talents for both. The leadership challenge is built into our DNA because 40% of the population are […]