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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, August 12, 2016

“Connect the dots between individual roles and the goals of the organization. When people see that connection, they get a lot of energy out of work. They feel the importance, dignity, and meaning in their job.” – Ken Blanchard and Scott Blanchard

Trying to Change My Spouse and Other Leadership Errors

I’ve always been very honest in my posts—maybe too transparent at times to make a point. I’ll go out on the edge one more time on the topic of connecting uniquely with other people. I actually tried to change my wife to be more like me for the first years of our marriage. Then when […]

Michael Phelps – Olympic Leader? Share Your Comments

What are your comments about the journey of US Olympian, Michael Phelps? He’s returned again to compete in this Summer’s Olympic Games. He’s an undisputed leader in his sport. His latest interview is shown at the link below… NBC Interview – Link

Gracious Endorsement from a Leading with Honor Reader

Thank you, Jane D., for your kind words about Leading with Honor – “I absolutely love this book and the 14 leadership lessons taught. I had picked up the audiobook in a library and listened to it on repeat for weeks. Then I decided to buy the book and leadership guide. I led a group […]

On This Day in Leadership History for August 7, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1782, George Washington created the Order of the Purple Heart. The Continental Congress had forbidden General George Washington from granting commissions and promotions in rank to recognize merit. Yet Washington wanted to honor merit, particularly among the enlisted soldiers. Washington stated that the award was to be a […]

What Have We Become? (And What Are We Becoming?)

Every day, we change. We move (slowly) toward the person we’ll end up being. Not just us, but our organizations. Our political systems. Our culture. Are you more generous than the you of five or ten years ago? More confident as a leader? More willing to explore? Here are some great reminders from author and […]

The Missing Link in Getting Leadership Results

What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled colleague that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. “To master this art, you have to learn to connect with each person based […]

On This Day in Leadership History for July 31, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1955, Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel. Being a leader isn’t always the focus or goal, but the title is usually given by inspirational acts of courage and commitment. Focus on the character, courage, and commitment in […]

Giving Back Spotlight: The Gary Sinise Foundation

Here’s just one short clip showing why Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor support the non-profit, Gary Sinise Foundation, as they focus on raising awareness on veterans and military issues. Please watch below and share with others – thank you! Leading with Honor – Giving Back Page

On This Day in Leadership History for July 24, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1933, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his fourth “Fireside Chat.” Roosevelt spoke with familiarity to millions of Americans on current issues and was able to quell rumors and explain his policies. His tone and demeanor communicated self-assurance during times of despair and uncertainty. Roosevelt was one of […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, July 22, 2016

“A very few men, like [Major] Jim Kasler, have the stamina and courage to stick to a hard line during severe punishment and continue to hold out [to do the right thing]. Most men, although they want to do a good job, will gamely resist the cruelties, but not for very long.” – Col. Larry […]

Rorke Denver’s Leadership Advice on Looking Less and Seeing More

Great recommendation from Robert Glazer, Founder & Managing Director of Acceleration Partners – “Recently, I had the privilege of meeting Commander Rorke Denver and listening to his talk on leadership. Rorke was a Commander in the Navy SEALS, the most elite and exclusive unit of the US military. They are sent on the most dangerous […]

Why is Leadership Clarity So Hard? Here are the 5 Challenges

Leadership Clarity is difficult because we’re dealing with humans—not machines. To understand the battle, here 5 barriers that we must overcome: Low Priority. We’re too busy and don’t recognize how important clarity is and just neglect it. Bad Assumptions. We assume that others see the world that we’re seeing and therefore don’t understand that they […]