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3 Leadership Goal-Setting Behaviors for 2020

If you’re feeling some anxiety or struggle about goals for the New Year, here’s my advice for relieving that pressure: fail fast and avoid the drama. Just avoid making goals altogether. Seriously, you say? I remember my parents’ generation making New Year’s resolutions, but they rarely stuck to them for a full year. Today, I […]

Book Review on ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’

Thank you, Reader Views, for these exceptional comments about Leadership Behavior DNA – “The authors [of Leadership Behavior DNA] have done a fantastic job of taking a complex topic and making it readily understandable. I felt like I was being gifted with an expensive leadership course. The sooner that this knowledge is accessed and assimilated, […]

Watch and Read – How Exceptional Leaders Value Differences in Others

Sharing time with like-minded people just feels good, doesn’t it? Connecting with cohorts with the same outlook, interests, skills and perspective is easy. Then, here comes someone that’s exactly your opposite. Ugh, now what? For honorable and mature leaders and team members, now the challenge is on to step up and make these opposing relationships […]

Coaching Clip: Team Cohesion by Understanding Natural Behavior

Differences make a team stronger if teams are composed of the right talents for the mission and if each person understands and accepts those who are different. But as a leader, how do you do it effectively? Lee’s coaching this month offers very practical advice on how to establish relational unity in your leadership role. […]

NEW YEAR, new (and improved) skill sets

NEW YEAR, new (and improved) skill sets… No matter your management style, learning to recognize and better manage #differences is the key to building a winning culture and improved productivity. New book (official launch Jan. 7) “Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences” fits the bill. (Book link in bio and below.) #DNABehavior’s […]

The Behavior-Focused Leadership Culture: How a Strong Team Propels Success

Think of the organizations that have strong connections with you—more than great service or products, you have a strong, emotional connection with them. To achieve this level of engagement, they’ve likely worked very hard to create an internal culture that reflects their external culture. Current Culture Examples I realized how popular the NASCAR brand had […]

The Art and Behavior of Intuition in Leadership

Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior® International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. That caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very results-oriented, rational person. Then as I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink, I […]

Coming in 2020! The Primer on Discovering Natural Talents

Grounded in statistical research and supported by data from millions of clients and more than 45 years of workplace experience, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie reveal their personal stories and experience on how they’ve successfully helped organizations achieve their goals by applying practical insights on human design. Preorder Your Copy on Amazon   “…There are […]

Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn from Two Diverse Presidents

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of their political persuasion, do historically successful presidential leaders have common natural talents and traits?  More specifically, let’s compare presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief look […]

3 Ways to Lead Higher with Your Natural Talents

Can I keep up the pace? Can I continue to do what I’m called to do? These questions run through my mind about the work that I do every day. Perhaps you have those questions, too? I attribute my success, so far, not to a special energy drink but to the infusion of generous encouragement […]

3 Ways That Sr. Leaders Can Renew Their Value

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away,” said General Douglas MacArthur. Whether you’re a military veteran, a business veteran, an academic veteran, or a veteran in any industry sector, you sense the strong pressure that the world wants to cast off the old as irrelevant in our modern, youth-driven culture. Leaders today that once […]

Refine Your Leadership Balance – SPECIAL OFFER

Refine Your Leadership Balance – SPECIAL OFFER – The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both […]

Authentic Leadership Behaviors in 4 Steps

by Guest Author, Phil Eastman I was once told that the secret to any book’s success is its title. Unfortunately a book title does not always properly portray what is inside. The title can be clever and catchy while the text inside is dull and disappointing. To illustrate, several years ago Mahan Khalsa wrote a […]

Special Offer – Refine Your Leadership Balance

Refine Your Leadership Balance – SPECIAL OFFER – The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both […]

5 Quick Factors to Expand Your Team the Right Way

Do you need 5 recommended leadership growth factors to help your team or organization expand as you grow? Here are Lee’s recommended factors –   Know Yourself – Know your personal strengths and struggles, and surround yourself with people that can balance your deficiencies. Everyday in my coaching and training, I use a validated assessment […]

5 Behavioral Factors to Help Expand Your Organization

Have you ever thought of an organizational leader being a conductor of an orchestra? Or if you prefer, any type of team activity or sport creates the same set of principles. As a small business entrepreneur, you’ve done most or all of the work yourself in your business. It was small enough that you could […]

Coaching Moment – “Fight to Win”

Quick Leading with Honor Coaching Moment – trying to figure out a way to keep going and persevere? If you want to be victorious, you must decide in advance to fight to win. Smart leaders don’t always select people with the most natural talent. They pick the ones who have the innate behavior and desire […]

How to Develop ‘Fight to Win’ Leadership Behaviors

Life itself is a fight at virtually every turn. To win in sports, the athlete must fight against the limitations of the body and the efforts of the competition. To win the new job, the candidate must fight for the interview and for the offer. To win at home, the spouse or parent must fight […]

Refine Your Leadership Balance – Special Offer Inside

The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both the Leading with Honor book and the Leadership […]