Saint Patrick is a leader with some staying power as evidenced by the annual remembrance of his life and death. Take a moment and learn more about this religious leader from Wikipedia – Saint Patrick (Latin: Patricius; Irish: Pádraig [ˈpˠaːd̪ˠɾˠəɟ], Old Irish: Cothraige) was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Known as […]
Fill-in-the-Blank – “The best way to stay humble as a leader is to __________________.” Please share your answer in this forum – thank you!
(Editor’s Note: This month, we’re featuring a guest article from physicians and healthcare coach, Jane Thilo, on this important topic. It’s timely advice for leaders in all industries.) By Jane L. Thilo, MD, MS, Leaders Go First, Bellevue, WA Despite the packed schedule, the morning is off to a great start and the team is […]
Today (and every year), we celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Operation Homecoming where Lee and his comrades were released from the POW prison camps of Vietnam. Please join us in celebrating this historical marker—below is a clip from 2013 celebration event held at the Nixon Foundation –
On this day in leadership history in 1901, Andrew Carnegie announced that he was retiring from business and that he would spend the rest of his days giving away his fortune. His net worth was estimated at $300 million. One year later in 1902, Andrew Carnegie approved 40 applications from libraries for donations (as just […]
“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.” – Winston Churchill
What’s this growing trend with 18-34 year olds getting fired? Bottom line—employers are fed up with the Millennial generation’s work attitude and ethics. Please read more from Inc.com, but the 3 takeaways are – Employers don’t want to be parents. The anti-work attitude isn’t appreciated (or tolerated). Millennials’ happiness isn’t the employer’s responsibility.
A Quick Leadership Tip From Lee Ellis – how can you consistently make a difference everyday in helping your team or organization lead and work with honor? This 2-minute clip is a great pep talk on keeping you on course as we progress through 2016. Please watch and share your comments – thank you!
Coming in September 2016! We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of Lee Ellis’ latest book, Engage with Honor: Applying the Leadership Model for Courageous Accountability. In it, Lee shares his concerns about the lack of accountability in our culture and how you can apply a positive, proven accountability model to get better results as […]
On this day in leadership history in 1964, Tom O’Hara set a new world indoor record when he ran the mile in 3 minutes, 56.4 seconds. He later beat that record on March 6 of the same year with a time of 2:45.6, a world record that stood for fourteen years. The leadership lesson? Think […]
Human Resource and Training Professionals in Georgia – join Lee Ellis at the annual Georgia SHRM Conference as I share about how to lead and train honorable, resilient, unified employees and staff. The 2016 theme is “HR and Business Superheroes Unite!” Watch the clip below, and then Learn More on their website.
“In the concentration camps…we watched and witnessed some of our comrades behave like swine while others behaved like saints. Man has both potentialities within himself; which one is actualized depends on decisions but not on conditions.” – Viktor E. Frankl, Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor.
Here’s your leadership truth for today – “Bad leaders force good people to quit and move on.” Who agrees with this statement? In this ever competitive work environment in every industry today, no organization can afford to lose good people. In Lee’s latest podcast interview with the Nixon Foundation, he shares his past and current […]
>>>Watch Lee’s monthly coaching video on this topic! Register free for instant access. You can trust us with your email address.<<< By Lee Ellis Typically, narcissism is historically associated with physical beauty. You may recall that in Greek mythology, Narcissus was the handsome young man who became so enchanted with the image of himself in […]
Disengaged workers in a negative work environment have 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents, and 60% more errors and defects. Oppositely, creating a positive and healthy culture for your team boils down to six essential characteristics. Check out this Harvard Business Review article, and please share your comments –
Thank you next generation leader, Mitchell P., for your enthusiastic comments about Leading with Honor – “I wanted to read this book because I wanted to be a stronger leader. Through boy scouts I have been in leadership positions and try to stand out from the crowd. I felt like this book helped me become […]
On this day in leadership history in 1881, Thomas Edison hired Samuel Insull as his private secretary. Insull’s career began as an apprentice clerk for various local businesses at age 14. He went on to become a stenographer at Vanity Fair. Through a newspaper ad, the 19-year-old became the switchboard operator for the London office […]
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Looking for a change in the way that you do work and life? Often a change in perspective and the willingness to accept and live in paradox is the only way to do it. Be willing to live in the tension—holding two seemingly opposite concepts at once (such as being tough yet compassionate, or strong […]
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win”. Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic […]