“We are drawn to ideas, we are passionate observers, and for us, solitude is rich and generative. Think of all that goes on in the playground of solitude: daydreaming, reading, composing, meditating—and just being, writing, calculating, fantasizing, thinking, praying, theorizing, imagining, drawing/ painting/ sculpting, inventing, researching, reflecting. You get the idea.” – Laurie Helgoe […]
Insightful CNBC article on the “7 biggest parenting mistakes that destroy kids’ confidence” – here they are. Do you agree? Post your response – Letting them escape responsibility Preventing them from making mistakes Protecting them from their emotions Condoning a victim mentality Being overprotective Expecting perfection Punishing, rather than disciplining Read the entire article on […]
Quick Coaching Advice – how can you get leadership clarity? There are 4 levels to consider—see which ones you’re currently doing on a regular basis: – 100,000-foot level. Clarity about mission, vision, and values is crucial to building a culture of synergy and accountability. Unless these are hammered out at the top and then pushed […]
Giving Back Spotlight – The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) – Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. VEO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sustainability. They provide a caring, supportive environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives by returning the dignity […]
On this day on leadership history in 1949, “The Lone Ranger” premiered on ABC. Clayton Moore was the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels was Tonto. What’s the leadership lesson? May we all be as consistently honorable as the Lone Ranger in our leadership work and relationships with others! Lone Ranger – Wikipedia
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Did you know for teams that are more engaged and understand their role and value, there is substantially less staff turnover. The new “Engage with Honor Group Training Guide” can help train your entire team by learning the Courageous Accountability Model. Learn more and download a free sample in the Leading with Honor Store – […]
On this day in leadership history in 1966, NBC-TV aired the first episode of “Star Trek” entitled “The Man Trap”. That show was canceled on September 2, 1969 and re-launched as “Star Trek” a week later. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders have to objective to see if an idea or product still has potential. […]
In this interview clip, Lee and retired Chick-Fil-A Vice-President, Dee Ann Turner, discuss their lessons learned as it relates to leadership clarity and how we can apply a few tips to improve team dynamics and performance. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching – (you can expand the video below to full-screen) After watching, […]
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 for us. Clarity […]
“Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.” – Virginia Burden
Do you remember what started to the whole “Good to Great” phenomenon with our friend Jim Collins? It’s always good to take a look back and re-learn what you learned in the past. Check out the foundational article on his website about how he started with 1,435 good companies, examined their performance over 40 years, […]
How do you gain courage for those challenging conversations without withdrawing or dominating? The key is stay engaged and communicate with respect, love, confidence, yet humility. Leading with Honor has the perfect tool to help you called the Courage Challenge Card. Download your free copy or purchase copies for your entire team – check it […]
Fill-in-the-Blank – “The best way to lead someone who has a negative attitude is to ____________________.” Please post your responses in this post – thank you!
Happy Labor Day from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team!
On this day in leadership history in 1982, J.R. Richard returned to major league baseball after a two-year absence following a near-fatal stroke. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should soak up every new story of courage, patience, and resilience to later remember when you’re in a challenging situation. Honorable leaders can overcome anything! J.R. […]
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage…Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie
Such a great group of leaders at Elmendorf Air Force Base that are getting ready for deployment. We talked about the character, courage, and resilience needed to defend freedom in general. Grateful that they are so dedicated to their work and talents. Find out where Lee is speaking on the Speaking Page […]
3 quick tips for senior leaders: renew your value by sharing your legacy of experiences, battles, successes, and failures. Otherwise, future generations are doomed to repeat what you’ve already learned in your personal and professional life. Here are three unchanging principles that will renew leadership value for yourself and others – Preparation – Share it […]
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth” by Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L. Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten. In this brand new book, the authors use rich and moving real-life stories, as well as decades of original published research on coaching and helping relationships, to […]