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On This Day in Leadership History, May 3rd

On this day in leadership history in 1986, in NASA’s first post-Challenger launch, an unmanned Delta rocket lost power in its main engine shortly after liftoff. Safety officers destroyed it by remote control. What’s the leadership lesson? Even after sometimes tremendous sacrifice and loss, what does it take muster the courage and resilience to try […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, May 1, 2020

“We can’t all be good at everything. This is partly the logic behind having a team in the first place, so each role can be filled with the person best suited for that role and together, every job and every strength is covered.” – Simon Sinek        

5 Critical Behaviors of Leaders in a Crisis

Great advice from friend and colleague, Dee Ann Turner, on her observations during a past major national crisis, 9/11. She observed the leaders around her. Like the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us had never been in the situation where we now find ourselves. Their cues taught her a lot about leading […]

Giving Back – The Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

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 in Leadership History, April 19th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, baseball uniforms began displaying player’s names on their backs. What’s the leadership lesson? More than stitched names on uniforms, an honorable leader who knows their core identity is unshakeable in the face of challenge and adversity. Take time to understand who you are and what you stand […]

A Gift of Wisdom and Encouragement

How did American military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, and even eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork? As a gift of wisdom and encouragement […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 26th

On this day in leadership history in 1986, the world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in Kiev. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material. What’s the leadership lesson? For honorable leaders, what destructive or toxic habits or behaviors do we need to be looking out […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leading Change”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leading Change” by John P. Kotter. His now-legendary eight-step process for managing change with positive results has become the foundation for leaders and organizations. He outlines the process every organization must go through to achieve its goals regardless of the times or season. And by identifying where and […]

Free Webinar – You’re Invited on April 28th

What do your colleagues and team members need right now? And how can understanding natural behavior equip you to be successful in adapting to their needs? In the next online webinar of this interactive interview series with Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie, they guide us on what type of leadership balance is needed right now, […]

Covid-19 Help Page – See Enclosed

As you’re continuing to lead and work through this COVID-19 Coronavirus season, Leading with Honor is offering free wisdom, tools, and training options that you can use immediately as you lead others. Also, learn the 5 over-arching insights of leadership wisdom gained during Lee’s five-year POW experience that are applicable today. Visit this page, and […]

Fill-in-the-Blank – leadership style

Fill-in-the-Blank – “One thing that I’ve changed recently about my leadership style is _______________________.” Please post your response in this post – thank you      

On This Day in Leadership History, April 12th

Today remembers and celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Exemplified as the example of love, faith, hope, wisdom, and sacrifice, his life has been studied for generations as the way to become an honorable leader. Happy Easter from the Leading with Honor Team! Jesus Christ – Wikipedia        

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, April 10, 2020

“Genuine, secure leaders are willing to vet their ideas and listen to feedback from others before stepping out in a new direction.” – Lee Ellis Read the entire article associated with this quote – “4 Courageous Leadership Principles for Difficult Times”      

New Announcement! National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

Today is the first proclamation of ‘National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day’ on April 9th. Per the proclamation – “We honor the more than 500,000 American warriors captured while protecting our way of life. We pay tribute to these patriots for their unwavering and unrelenting spirit. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of […]

Six Fundamentals of Success by Stuart R Levine

Article – Resiliency Matters in A Crisis

Leading with Honor always appreciates the input and advice from friend, author, and board governance expert and advisor, Stuart Levine. In his new article below, he shares points to remember in a corporate crisis situation and the need to “fight for clarity” as we often mention, too. Great perspective and points to remember – Read […]