Abby is undeniably beautiful. Soulful eyes, flowing hair, articulate, alert. She is fiercely loyal and protective of those she loves. Everyone sees her potential, but she’s stuck by the limitations of her past. She’s my neighbor’s dog, and she’s in search of purpose and significance. Showing up mysteriously on my neighbor’s front porch one day, […]
Another Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Highest Duty” by Capt Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (with Jeffrey Zaslow) shares the amazing story when the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Sully skillfully glided US Airways Flight 1549 onto the surface of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 […]
As a former POW in Vietnam, I know what it’s like to lose your freedom. For more than five years, my comrades and I were locked in dark, dusty cells, with no contact with the outside world. In fact, I never saw a sunrise or sunset for several years and only saw the stars or […]
In this video, author and leadership coach, Lee Ellis, describes his career before his POW experience described in his latest book, Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton.
Lee makes the strong point for advance preparation for those unknown events in one’s life as well as the importance of following one’s passion in work.
To learn more about the ‘Leading with Honor’ or the publishing company, FreedomStar Media, go to www.LeadingWithHonor.com
Memorial Day means many things in our culture. For many it marks the end of the school year, and the beginning of summer. As I was speaking in Orlando on Memorial Day weekend, it was clear that it means the rush to vacation at one of the theme parks, while for others it’s the annual […]
In this short video, Lee answers the question “How does your POW experience begin in your book?” The details of how his journey begins will astound you! How was he prepared to deal with these circumstances? What leadership principles had to be implemented immediately for survival? What can we learn from Lee’s experience?
Have you noticed the disconnect? Everyone thinks they have high ethics and honorable behavior, yet the headlines seem to indicate that our society has big problems in living and leading with honor. Shocking Headlines Recently, there has been an avalanche of horror stories from government workers – for example, where was the honor of the […]
From time to time, we’ll share what other books are on Lee’s bookshelf. For the 4th time, Lee just finished re-reading Viktor E Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”. Based on his own experience at Auschwitz and the experiences of those he treated in his practice as a psychologist, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid […]
In this short video, Lee answers the question “Why do these 14 lessons work?” And, here is a list of them below. Which ones have you used recently? What was the result? Leading Yourself Lesson 1 – Know Yourself Lesson 2 – Guard Your Character Lesson 3 – Stay Positive Lesson 4 – Confront Your […]
Lee Ellis shares in a candid, one-on-one interview with “Medium and Message” about leaders facing their fears and doubts. An important quote from the interview was, “You have to learn to lean into the pain of your fears and doubts,” he says. “We all have doubts. I consult with leaders all the time, and even […]
“For people that are having challenges in life, you have to bounce back, you have to keep going, and you have to believe that tomorrow can be better.” This quote is an excerpt from Lee’s recent news interview on Fox29 in San Antonio. Watch now – http://bit.ly/H9q4jU
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March is always an exciting month in my life. It’s the month that more than 300 former Vietnam POWs who came home in the last two groups at the end of the war. This year is the 39th anniversary of our release from the communist cells in Hanoi. Words can’t describe the joy of […]
Lee briefly talks about the importance of family support during his POW experience. Regardless of your vocation, you are a leader and have influence in your personal network—make a point to lead and support those around you Please click the link below: “How important was family support during your POW experience?” – Lee Ellis
With Presidents Day coming next week and a big presidential election coming this year, this is a good time to reflect on the challenges of leading with honor in one of the most difficult jobs in the world—President of the United States. Let’s look at two of the more famous and successful ones, Lincoln and […]
As a POW in Vietnam I was typically the junior ranking and youngest person in my cellblock.This meant that I was always a follower and never a formal leader [i]. But in retrospect, I see that I did have influence and one way it came was through being a joyful doer. The truth is […]
What is one of the most important leadership lessons that Lee learned during his POW experience and still uses today? He shares his thoughts in this quick video interview. Would you agree that this is one of the most important lessons that leaders should apply today? What are the benefits of applying this lesson? Watch […]
We often hear of the value of 20/20 hindsight when looking back at the past. In facing the future of 2012, I believe there is great benefit and encouragement to be gained by looking back—and with the advance release of my new […]
As we prepare to launch into the New Year, I’ve amazed at how the word “cliff” has dominated the news. We’re obviously not talking about the very dangerous physical sport of cliff diving which can be a thing of beauty and grace done by the professionals. No, it’s the political sport of dancing on the […]