On this day in history in 1835, Henry Burden patented the horseshoe manufacturing machine, a creative invention that provided a practical solution. Leaders do this type of work everyday—finding creative ways to provides solutions to challenges and obstacles. Leaders—keep your mind open to new creative solutions as you work and lead!
A Frequently Asked Question from Lee Ellis – “What are some of the hardest parts about leading? As well as the most rewarding?” Answer: “I think I have a pretty clear picture about a lot of the issues of leadership. I haven’t seen a lot change in the last 20 or 30 years. A leader […]
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar
In this short clip, Lee shares the wisdom of having a support team in life and leadership work. Why is it important, and what’s the criteria? Watch below and please share your comments!
The Latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf is The Advantage by Patrick Lenconi. Here’s a quick summary – “There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Patrick Lencioni argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know […]
Fill in the Blank – “One of the qualities that I’m most thankful for in my team at work, school, club, or church is ________________.” Please share your comments and answers by posting the comments section – thanks for sharing!
By Lee Ellis In Patrick Lencioni’s latest book The Advantage, he points out that in today’s competitive world a healthy organization is likely to be the greatest competitive advantage you can have. He’s right, so what exactly does that look like? Well, let’s take a closer look at the culture of an unhealthy organization. To […]
In this week of honoring veterans, we wanted to mention an organization that Lee gives a portion of his proceeds and time. The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program’s mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with Services, and agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide Service members, Veterans, and Family members with transition […]
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
Special thanks to Francois de Moulliac, Managing Director, Denis Asia Pacific based in Singapore and France, for his generous endorsement – “Recently, Lee Ellis facilitated a leadership training event for 35 rather independent company managers, and I can speak on behalf of all our managers who were present in the meeting that each had a […]
Are you a leader that must frequently speak in front of groups? In this new article in the November 2014 issue of Speaker Magazine, Lee Ellis shares his personal insights on ways to “crack the emotional shell” of your audiences through lessons learned from senior POW leaders. Please download the article here and share what […]
By Lee Ellis As a veteran reflecting on Veterans Day, I think of the great sacrifices so many have made for the freedoms we often take for granted. Today is a day set aside for us to reflect on our Veterans and make sure they are not taken for granted. Because of work and my […]
One of Lee’s best interviews to date, here he talks with C-SPAN Co-Founder, Brian Lamb, on his journey from childhood to his current role as an author, teacher, and consultant on leadership and leading with honor. Click the caption below to watch, and please share!
Lee’s newest infographic, “6 Leadership Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World”, shares some the observations that he experienced at a recent keynote speaking event. The organization and its leaders were a great example of honorable leadership with an open attitude of mutual respect and trust. Which of these ingredients do […]
“Ask yourself if what you’re doing today is getting you where you want to be tomorrow.” – Unknownd
Leading with Honor Frequently Asked Question: “What are some things that you see in natural leaders? What intangibles in a person make you say, “He or she has it.” Lee’s Answer: Regardless of what your personality is, you can be a great leader. It will look different for everyone. I can show you CEOs who […]
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 […]
We’re looking back to a previous TV interview Lee had with Tony Perkins, news anchor on Fox 5 News D.C. as he talks about his POW experience, his thoughts on honorable #leadership, and the #WoundedWarriors who making sacrifices everyday for our freedom. Be encouraged and click to watch; and please share your comments –
On this day in history in 1880, James Garfield was elected the 20th President of the United States. Raised in humble circumstances on an Ohio farm by his widowed mother and elder brother, he worked at many jobs to finance his higher education at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, from which he graduated in 1856. […]
Lee’s free “Leadership Freedom Checklist” has been downloaded by hundreds of people who want to compare their leadership style to the 28 attributes on this list. This exhaustive list of statements is a great way to evaluate the #leadership qualities and motives of you and your team or organization. Download a copy, and share it […]