On this day in leadership history in 1835. P.T. Barnum launched his first traveling show. The main attraction was Joice Heth. Heth was reputed to be the 161-year-old nurse of George Washington. What’s the leadership lesson? Deception may be somewhat acceptable in the entertainment industry, but in work and leadership it’s a death nail to […]
“I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.” – Tennessee Williams
Fill-in-the-Blank – “The best way I’ve found to deal with someone who is not performing in their work is to ________________________________.” Please post your answer below – thank you!
For leaders today, courageous leadership is the key solution for increased performance, morale, and getting results. More specifically, the foundation of successful leadership is actually courageous accountability. This free infographic is a practical tool to understand the lack of accountability, the obstacles, the 4C’s of making accountability a regular part of honorable leadership. Check out […]
On this day in leadership history in 1969, the Apollo 10 astronauts returned to Earth after a successful eight-day dress rehearsal for the first manned moon landing. What’s the leadership lesson? Do you have an important project or launch in your work? Honorable leaders plan ahead (or listen and allow time for planners on their […]
Happy Memorial Day – Honoring the memory of service members and their families who have sacrificed to protect and the freedom that we enjoy.
“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich
In this clip, Lee Ellis encourages all leaders with a couple of inspirational stories that have built his resilience and ability to bounce back from challenges. How did he and his comrades stay positive and resilient in the POW camps? Please watch and share – thank you
Leading with Honor is proud to give our time, attention and support to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Their mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with Services, and agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide Service members, Veterans, and Family members with informational events and activities, referrals, and proactive outreach services […]
On this day in leadership history in 1998, strikes broke out in Russia over unpaid wages. This was in conjunction with the overall Russia financial crisis. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, do you ever want to be compared to the Russian government (or indirectly, communism)? Take care of your people, and courageously […]
“There is no better test of a man’s integrity than his behavior when he is wrong.” – Marvin Williams
You can also view the full infographic on these Courageous Accountability steps in the Blog – “How to Build a Culture of Courageous Leadership”
Interesting Forbes.com article on this topic. Being human means making mistakes. And being a leader means owning them. The weak defend mistakes, deny them, or distort them so that it looks as though someone else caused the consequences. Please check out the author’s advice and see if you agree – thanks
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 […]
Happy Mother’s Day to one of the most intelligent, sacrificial, fearless, and loving group of leaders that we know. We honor you today!
On this day in leadership history in 1978, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that they would no longer exclusively name hurricanes after women. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders intentionally want to develop a keen skill for emotional intelligence (EQ), and that includes evaluating communication and processes that don’t promote unity and goodwill […]
Lee’s featured article below for nonprofits is timely one. Resilience is essential because it is inevitable to go through tough times that seem impossible. Pushing through a challenge with unrelenting determination. Simply not giving up when you want to call it quits. Please check out the article in the CLA Blog as well as forward […]
“You can be strong and true to yourself without being rude or loud.” – Paula Radcliffe
A special thank you to Jim Murphy, former Eastern Region Vice-President for Matrix Professional Services, for his kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “I watched the audience, which comprised about 90 people, listen very carefully and watch Lee as he spoke. They were engaged and almost mesmerized by his story. Lee’s delivery […]
Some quick Leading with Honor advice on leadership balance: Almost all our work relates directly to the two areas of Mission/Results and People/Relationships. To master this seesaw effect and be a great leader, you need to do both. For 80% of the population, our DNA predisposes us to one or the other. 40% of the […]