We want to hear from you on this article entitled “Three Parental Acts That Hinder Students From Becoming Leaders”. Do you agree? Anything else to add? In a nutshell, here are the three acts – Resilience – If I never let them fail, they won’t develop resilience. Problem Solving – If I do things for […]
On this day in leadership history in 1999, the first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college. Nancy Ruth Mace made history at the Citadel, but her accomplishment has had a much broader positive impact around the world. Don’t underestimate your broad influence even when achieving personal and leadership goals! Nancy Ruth Mace – […]
Nothing can prepare the next generation better than wise advice on living and leading with honor, character, and resilience! Autographed copies of Leading with Honor are available now as graduation gifts. Please message us here for order details – thank you
“…failures of management and engineering are tactical shortcomings that can be fixed, but failures of leadership’s nerve and character are terminal, catastrophic.” – ADMR James B. Stockdale (1923-2005)
In this 3-minute clip, SEAL CMDR Rorke Denver shares some tried and true tactical tips for leading teams such as “Get creative to improve your position” and more…check it out below and share your comments. CMDR Rorke Denver: Constantly Improve Your Position
By Lee Ellis The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting […]
One of our most popular infographics is this 28-point list showing what it means to be an honorable person and leader. Check it out and realistically evaluate your strengths and struggles. Or more importantly, ask someone for feedback that knows you really well! Please click to view on Slideshare, and share your comments – thank […]
We’re so grateful for testimonies like this one about the ‘Leading with Honor’ message from Steve H. – “I’ve led turnarounds for venture and Private Equity firms for the last 20 years. While reading your book, I constantly thought back on these difficult assignments to see how your principles would have applied; I’m glad to […]
On this day in leadership history in 1986, Bill Elliott set a stock car speed record with his Ford Thunderbird in Talladega, AL. Elliott reached a speed of 212.229 mph. I’m sure that Bill didn’t aim to break a speed record; but when the opportunity presented itself, he took the risk and did it. What […]
The Annual Georgia SHRM Conference is coming up in September! HR and Training Leaders–Join Lee Ellis as he presents strategy and tactics on how to train your staff with character, courage, and commitment. Hear his dramatic story of his POW capture and experience. Learn more at the link below, and please share – thank you!
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” – Mark Twain
Just another reminder to choose honor today and do the right thing! Here’s an FAQ from Lee Ellis – “How would you define honor and what is its importance in personal and professional life?” Lee’s Answer – “Honor is doing what you know is right, performing within an established moral framework and living in an […]
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability” by Sam Silverstein. Do you ever find yourself questioning what you believe around issues that impact your life and business? Non-Negotiable is all about understanding what you believe, what you can control, what your mission is […]
Character is the foundation upon which all leadership traits are built. Moral and ethical behavior is truly where one’s leadership becomes the bedrock of who we are as individuals, and as leaders. Its strength comes from the fortitude to always do our best, and to always do what is right, no matter what may lure […]
On this day in leadership history in 1961, U.S. President Kennedy accepted “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The failed invasion strengthened the position of Castro’s leadership as well as his ties with the USSR. This led eventually to the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The invasion was a […]
More and more of the leaders that we serve are learning more about their individual, unique strengths and struggles. Personal self-awareness is first step to becoming a better leader! Take our free Leading with Honor Assessment and get instant insight – Get Started, and please share your insight.
“One of the most important leadership lessons is realizing you’re not the most important or the most intelligent person in the room at all times.” – Mario Batali
Lee was honored to read a selection form ‘Leading with Honor’ back in my hometown of Commerce GA as part of the dedication ceremony for their new library’s memorial garden. It was great to be back among friends and family who supported me so courageously during my time as a POW.
By Lee Ellis Climbing Mt Everest. Saving a family from a burning building. An American soldier defending freedom in remote parts of world. These scenarios are clear acts of honor and courage. So for the rest of us, does the concept of courage seem less important? It shouldn’t because every day small acts of courage […]
Fill in the blank – “The best, optimum amount of time that most work meetings should last is _________________.” Please share your comments in this post – thank you!