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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 […]

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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 […]

World-Class Leadership Behavioral Assessment

Leadership Behavior DNA (LBDNA) is one of the only assessments in the world that specifically assesses and interprets natural leadership behavior. Created in partnership with DNA Behavior International® our experience is anchored in more than 25 years of research and working with Ph.D.’s to develop world-class behavioral assessments that measure the natural talents that are […]

Behavioral Differences in Communicating with Clarity

Much of success in life is about getting everyone on the same page—whether it’s personal or professional relationships. And inevitably someone has to choose to lead the charge in getting clarity.  As fighter pilots, we reviewed comm procedures during pre-flight briefing to ensure that everyone would be on the “same frequency”. In this case gaining […]

Leadership Behavior DNA Certification Training

Leadership Behavior DNA Certification Training is coming up again soon! Administering and interpreting our behavior assessment reports is worth the ease and accessibility when using LBDNA on a regular basis for hiring, personal coaching, or team development. Please learn more in the Leadership Behavior DNA section of our website and contact us for further details […]

HR and Training Professionals! Become Certified

HR and Training Professionals! Have you ever considered becoming a trained LBDNA Certified Advisor that allows you to administer and interpret our behavior assessment reports? It’s worth the ease and accessibility when using LBDNA on a regular basis for hiring, personal coaching, or team development. Please learn more in the Leadership Behavior DNA section of […]

How Leadership Behavior Can Affect Team Boundaries

A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing ploy to the young and restless, but instinctively it felt dangerous. Unfortunately, some people took the label seriously. In today’s culture, far too many people […]

Article – What’s Your Natural Behavior When Fear and Doubt Strike?

You’re in the midst of a situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s true with people, too. But honorable leaders see fear coming and know how to handle it, right? Regardless of your natural behavior, the biggest challenge for […]

4 Ways to Modify Leadership Behavior on Unattainable Goals

Have you ever been in the scenario where you’ve been asked by your leader to fulfill an absolutely unattainable goal based on the time, resources, and team that you have available? Instead of having a realistic conversation about it, you’re given an ultimatum where you’re tempted to “lie, cheat, and steal” to get it done […]

College Institution Training Behaviorally Smart Leaders

We’re ecstatic about these comments from a recent Leading with Honor Training Workshop on team behavioral dynamics. Grateful that this college institution is training a new generation of honorable leaders! “Entire presentation from Lee Ellis! He is a fantastic presenter and teacher. The behavioral analysis gave tools on how we can strengthen areas to become […]

2 Behavioral Ways to Better Connect in Leadership

By Lee Ellis 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 must learn to connect with each […]

The Top Two Training Resources Now Available

Here are the top two resources that Leading with Honor uses to train honorable leaders in all industries across the board. Now, you can purchase them for personal development in “The Courageous Leader Package” Learn More in the Online Store Here are just a couple of endorsements from past training clients on these resources: “As […]

3 Leadership Tips for Dealing with Meeting Dread

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? Let’s take a moment and deal with “meeting dread”. It’s the kind that comes from fear and undermines every facet of leadership. Here are 3 ways to defuse the tension from friend and former CEO Tom Crawford – Be intentional to […]

Diffusing Meeting Room Behaviors the Right Way

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, unorganized, unfocused, not related to my responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.   But in this blog we want to deal with […]

Full Employment Facts and Tips – How It Can Affect You

What’s the reality of a full-employment economy? I pulled these quick facts from Annie Lowrey’s article in The Atlantic: Full employment — that magical economic state, in which everyone who wants work has it, and at a good wage too — finally seems to be near. In much of Iowa, it already is. Out of […]

Video Clip: Mastering the Leadership Skill of Results vs Relationships Balance

In this keynote clip from Lee Ellis, he shares a unique story of balancing getting results vs building relationships as a leader. If you want to be intentional about inspiring and retaining members of your team, you must learn to master this balance. Results vs Relationships balance is key indicator in the Leadership Behavior DNA […]

The training implications of a full employment economy

(Lee Ellis’ Note: I wanted to highlight this recent article from The Atlantic because of its implication on how leaders plan ahead for personal professional development as well as team development. In this climate, employees have been able to demand higher wages, better working conditions, more generous benefits, training programs, and myriad other perks to […]

How to Dissect the Behaviors in a Power Struggle

Could we agree that encountering power struggles are part of life and work? In any given situation, there’s almost always the challenge of who’s holding the power. But, the true power for honorable leaders is understanding the unique DNA behavior behind a power struggle. Power struggles are often at the core of my leadership coaching […]

5 Quick Tips for choosing a behaviorally smart board of advisors/directors

5 Quick Tips for choosing a behaviorally smart board of advisors/directors – avoid the pain of a dysfunctional Board holds up decision making, causes headaches for the organization, and slows progress: Know the board members. Identify their talents and determine where they fit in overseeing the organization. Discover their personality and communication style, too. Appoint […]