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6 Ways to Build a Long-Term Competitive Edge in Your Industry

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 dinner event with […]

The Art and Science of Intuition in Leadership

By Lee Ellis Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior® International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. That caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very results oriented, rational person. Then as I read Malcolm […]

Revealing the Two Distinctions of Effective Communication with Your Team Members

We often read or hear in the media about leaders whose lack of courage reaped painful consequences. But these “spectacular” failures are just the tip of the iceberg. Doubts and fears of a much smaller magnitude have caused legions of leaders to fail in less obvious ways. Although these failures don’t make the newspapers, they […]

How Natural Behavior Fuels Passion and Creativity in Work

(Editor’s Note: Occasionally, we feature articles* from guest authors that have a special message that we want to share with you. Col. Bill DeMarco is a great colleague and friend that is influencing his sphere of influence with passion and creativity.) By Bill DeMarco In his book “Steve Jobs”, Walter Isaacson reflects on a conversation […]

How to Gain Awareness of Your Leadership Strengths and Struggles

Leaders wanting to take the next step in their personal and professional development are getting Lee’s “Courageous Leader Package” that includes the Leading with Honor book and his Leadership Behavior DNA Assessment. Together, they provide in-depth insight into your specific areas for growth. Click to Learn More in our online store.

Free Report to Assess Your Leadership Style – See Inside

Are you the one that may wait for others to set the agenda, or do you want to drive the decision-making process? Are you a bit too subtle in day-to-day communication, or are you brutally direct? Click to take Lee Ellis’ free Leading with Honor Discovery Process to find out your natural leadership behaviors. The […]

Lee Presents at the Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Lee had the honor of presenting his experience and expertise to 250 members of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta this week. He’s pictured here with club president, Robin Frazer Clark. Many of their members are also former Vietnam veterans. We’re so grateful that this regional legal community is seeking to lead with honor and character! […]

May I Join You for Spring Break? Thanks for the Invite – See Inside

Need an interesting book to listen while on the road during Spring Break? Leading with Honor is available as an audio book narrated by Lee Ellis, or you can download it on Audible. In his own words, listen as he shares the stories of his POW experience, and soak in a life and leadership lesson […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 22, 2015

On this day in 1872, Illinois became the first state to require sexual equality in employment. To be a leader, most of the time you must be the first one to take action on any issue. What honorable issue have you been waiting for someone else to say or do first? Maybe you should be […]

Avoiding the Hiring Nightmare: Tactics for Hiring the Best Employee

By Lee Ellis The employee-hiring process always has the potential to be a stressful one. Hire the wrong person, and it causes lost time and money for the organization. Hire the right person though, and team momentum and getting results get a huge boost. Here’s a step-by-step list* for all leaders to consider as you […]

How to Help Your Employees Be Happier

How much should you care about happiness in the workplace? Should nurturing happiness be a part of your job description? On a -5 to +5 misery/happiness scale should you spend a lot of effort trying to move unhappy people from a -5 to a -2? Or should you get serious and try to move people […]

Thanks to Duke Energy for Seeking to Lead with Honor!

Special thanks to Jeffrey J. Lyash, Executive Vice President – Energy Supply, Duke Energy, for his kind words about the Leading with Honor message – “Duke Energy and Progress Energy recently merged, bringing two of the best electric utilities in the country into one organization. During this process, it became evident early on that we […]

On This Day in Leadership History, March 15, 2015

On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain after his first New World voyage. As a leader, consider the bravery, intent of purpose, and sense of satisfaction in accomplishing his goals. May we all be as focused on achieving our goals and purpose as this Italian navigator, explorer, and colonizer! Christopher Columbus – […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, March 13, 2015

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.” – George Bernard Shaw