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Merry Christmas

  Merry Christmas from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team!          

Christmas in the Vietnam POW Camps – A Look Back

During this special time of gift-giving, today’s extended post is an excerpt from the chapter on “Clarify Your Culture” in Leading with Honor. We wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas season from Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media – “The day I received my first package from home is a case in point. As the […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1864 during the American Civil War, Union Gen. William T. Sherman sent a message to U.S. President Lincoln from Georgia. The message read, “I beg to present you as a Christmas gift the city of Savannah.” What’s the leadership lesson? When honorable leaders strive to get results, they […]

Lee Ellis FAQ – Lessons Learned?

A Leading with Honor Frequently Asked Question – “During the Vietnam War, after 53 missions in enemy territory, your plane was hit. You managed to parachute to safety but landed in a field of Vietnamese snipers and were captured, subsequently being held prisoner for more than five years. What lessons did you learn from such […]

Our Leadership Book Christmas Wishlist

  In case you’re looking for some last-minute Christmas gift ideas for the leader in your life, here are 5 new books that came out in 2019 authored by our professional friends that we think are fantastic reads—in alphabetical order:   Bet on Talent: How to Create a Remarkable Culture That Wins the Hearts of […]

USAA Testimonial – Check it out

Special thanks to CEO of USAA, Stuart Parker, for these words about the new, upcoming release of ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’ book – “Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie have crafted a powerful how-to manual for leaders and those who aspire to lead. Their science-based insights will help readers maximize natural talents, overcome struggles and discover their […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1791 in the U.S., the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification by the state of Virginia. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, when is the right time to improve, modify, or clarify your original words, […]

Quick Advice on Building Team Unity

Some quick advice on building teamwork unity from Leading with Honor: There is an art and a science to leading teams –   The art of leading others must consider the impact of individual differences such as our mindsets, habits, values, emotions, baggage and natural talents and behaviors. These are just a few of the […]

Lee Ellis Interview – Top Business Leaders

Do you have an idea for a book or message that you’d like to share? Recently, Lee was interviewed on the “Top Business Leaders” podcast on how he developed his award-winning book, Leading with Honor. Great interview on tips to help the aspiring author or speaker—please listen on the Top Business Leaders website or click […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1765, Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. What’s the leadership lesson? How can honorable leaders create processes that ease or automate work for their teams and organizations? Process improvements benefit everyone—leader, team, and […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Col Charles McGee

Today Dec 7, 2019, we join with so many to say Happy Birthday to a great American, and a very special hero, Col. Charles McGee. Congratulations Col McGee on your 100th birthday and a life well lived. For those who don’t know his story, I hope you will read his biography by his daughter. He […]

Managing the Art and Science of Teamwork

Leadership and Teamwork success are highly correlated to good relationships. Have you logically considered what that really means? If so, you realize that science will not be enough to succeed. Whenever you introduce relationships into the arena you have to deal with the many variables of human nature, many of which do not seem logical […]

Coaching Clip: Maximizing Differences to build Trust and Teamwork

It’s human nature and we can’t help it. It’s so easy to focus on behavioral differences in our team rather than what unites us together. But what’s the process for making this change in mindset? Lee’s coaching this month offers very practical advice on how to establish relational unity in your leadership role. Please watch […]

Praise from CEO James A Combs

Special thanks to James A Combs, President and CEO, National Advisors Trust Company, for this praise about Lee and Hugh’s upcoming new book, ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’ – “Hugh and Lee’s book is an insightful and inspirational read for everyone who has a passion for leading and developing people, and guiding change is the ultimate leadership […]