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7 core behaviors for Civility? Test Yourself

7 core behavioral reminders for being civil in your personal and professional life? Lead the charge to be respectfully direct and honest with The Honor Code. Article #2 says, “Treat others with dignity and respect. Take the lead, and communicate value to others.” Download your free copy of all 7 behaviors…    

Video Clip – The Value of True Authenticity

Do you embrace the power of authenticity as a leader? Or is it a struggle? In this clip, Lee shares how facing the strengths and struggles of his personal character during his Vietnam POW experience helped shape his value of authenticity in life and work.  Please watch and add your comments – thank you   […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1965, the spacecraft Mariner IV sent back the first close-up pictures of the planet Mars. What’s the leadership lesson? Micro-managing isn’t the best leadership style, but closer observation is sometimes needed to get a better perspective, learn more, give praise, and/or make adjustments. Mariner IV – Wikipedia   […]

Admiral James Stockdale: What is the definition of a hero?

What is the definition of a hero? It’s a term that’s used a lot in our culture, and it has different meanings depending on the individual. Admiral James Stockdale shares his unique discourse on this elusive term. Please comment below on your favorite quote in his speech…thank you    

Is Civility Dead? Here’s our Opinion Plus 4 Things to Do

Is civility dead in our culture? We say no! If you want to lead with civility and tolerance even when others are intolerant of your opinions or perspective, it’s going to be a challenge. Unfortunately, we’ve reached a point of hate for each other just because we have different perspectives, and it’s a serious problem. […]

New Results: Annual Reviews Lower Employee Engagement

Author Stuart Levine makes it official: employees don’t want annual reviews, and reviews aren’t working well as most managers think (it’s just checking another task off the to-do list in most instances). Instead, ongoing coaching by your managers gets better results. In Lee’s book, Engage with Honor, he calls it having a better results vs. […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1776, Col. John Nixon gave the first public reading of the U.S. Declaration of Independence to a crowd at Independence Square in Philadelphia. More than 200 years later, we’re still quoting this declaration to get unity and clarity as a nation. What’s the leadership lesson for you? Communicate, […]

Coaching Clip: Exercising the Freedom to be Civil and Respectful

In this leadership coaching clip from Lee Ellis, he shares his strong concerns with the growing lack of civility in our culture. Then he offers his past personal and professional experiences to help leaders develop the skill of being civil and respectful with other people. It’s a powerful tool to build an honorable leadership influence. […]

Leadership Bio Clip – Walt Disney

Leaders learn successes and lessons from other leaders – watch this interesting biography of entrepreneur & producer, Walt Disney. What attributes do you notice in his leadership? Please comment below – thank you      

Where is Dr. King now? A Civility Emergency

<<<Watch this month’s free Leading with Honor Coaching clip on this topic – Sign up and get instant access. Your information is safe with us.>>> As the well-known, dramatic story unfolds, “Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses, and all the king’s men, couldn’t put Humpty […]


Get a Boost of Resilience! Free infographic

In the dog days of Summer, get a boost of resilience! Which of these 12 areas of resilience are you the strongest? Explore the entire, free infographic, and please comment below on your best resilience traits –    

The #1 consulting point that Lee gives clients – See Inside

The #1 consulting point that Lee gives clients is to know yourself. Self-awareness is like gold for the aspiring honorable leader! The Courageous Leader Package can help – check out the special offer in the Online Store. You can also get a snapshot of your leadership strengths and struggles by taking the free Leading with […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 1st

On this date in leadership history in 1905, the USDA Forest Service was created within the Department of Agriculture. The agency was given the mission to sustain healthy, diverse, and productive forests and grasslands for present and future generations. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leadership is just as much about protecting and preserving important parts […]