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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 […]

Do Your Board Member Personalities Play Well With Others?

(Editor’s Note: this month, we’re featuring an article from our strategic development partner, DNA Behavior. Carol Pocklington addresses an important and popular topic below that we hope is helpful to you.) A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a corporation or organization. Source: Wikipedia […]

A Free Leadership Growth Offer – Assessment Report

Self-awareness is the foundational first step in personal and professional growth, and it’s the basis for all training and consulting that Leading with Honor does. As a free offer to our friends and colleagues, take the online Leading with Honor Report to get a snapshot of your leadership strengths and struggles – Register Here And […]

4 Quick Steps to Better Leadership EQ

Emotionally intelligent leaders are better, honorable leaders! Here’s 4 quick steps to better EQ from ‘Leading with Honor’: 1. Recognize your own emotions. You’re in a meeting and Bob says something that you “know” is absolutely wrong. Your first instinct is to publicly call him out and correct his error—but you’ve been down that road […]

4 Steps to Battling Leadership Emotions with an EQ Plan

The commercials on television today highlight treatments for low this and low that, but unfortunately, we don’t hear much about low Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Here are some symptoms: You know you’re brilliant, yet you find yourself reacting with impatience and anger with others who just don’t get it. Maybe your feedback to a teammate failed […]

Want to build a winning culture? Three-part advice inside

Want to build a winning culture in your family, team, or organization? First and most importantly, cultures are shaped by the values and beliefs established by leaders and shared by the people and groups in the organization. Positive cultures increase motivation, teamwork, and commitment. With a clear understanding about core values, operating styles, and standards […]

How Leaders Blend Diverse Behaviors into a Common Culture

By Lee Ellis 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 […]

6 Ingredients of a Healthy Successful Organization

Want to know one of my client’s secret to success in his industry? It may surprise you. Here’s his “secret sauce”:   Get the right people. We need good people on our team. This is the starting place for success. Get the right people in the right roles/jobs. When a person’s talents, interests, and passions […]

Article – A Successful CEO’s Advice on Staff Development

By Lee Ellis Great organizations love to win and be the best in their industry, and any competitive edge makes that success more likely. The vision of smooth-running, efficient, innovative, profitable, adept organization captivates most leaders’ aspirations, and it’s natural to have those goals.  Not long ago after a speaking engagement, I enjoyed a corporate […]

Are Entrepreneurs Born or Made? 5 Behavioral Traits

By Guest Author, Hugh Massie – President and Founder of DNA Behavior International Like me, many of you instinctively knew that you had a strong desire to start a business and then at some point, the right innovative idea came along and in you jumped. Then along the way, the entrepreneurial journey turned out much […]

How Unique Behaviors Work Together: 3 Surprising Leadership Observations

By Lee Ellis Almost twenty-five years in the Air Force serving my country—what a wonderful first career experience I had. There were many things that I enjoyed about the military such as the joy of flying, but over the long haul it’s the close camaraderie with my military teammates that I miss the most. If […]

3 Natural Ways to Lead Higher in the Frenzy

Is your life as busy as mine? Busy can be a relative term; but I know most of us work and live at a very fast pace, and we must lead with honor in the midst of the activities of the day. I attribute my success and positive outlook in my busy schedule to the […]

3 High-Performing Behaviors of Authentic Leaders

By Lee Ellis Authentic leadership is a grand, worthy, and potentially overwhelming goal for any leader to attain. Based on almost 20 years as a leadership consultant, I’m convinced that authentic leaders are the best leaders in any industry sector. For growing leaders, the goal of being an authentic leader is both energizing and inspiring. […]

5 Behavioral Barriers to Better Leadership Clarity

By Lee Ellis Have you ever had to fight for clarity in a meeting or conversation? Early on in my military training at Air University, our professors who taught speaking and writing courses told us repeatedly to “fight for clarity.” When lives are at stake while flying multi-million dollar pieces of equipment, clarity was crucial […]