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Quick Advice: 4 Steps to Better Leadership Boundaries

In today’s culture, far too many people seem to lack respect for many of the boundaries that establish order and hold us together as a civilized society. Perhaps you have noticed the same situation. Here are four steps from our Courageous Accountability Model™ that can guide you to create healthy boundaries with colleagues, clients, or […]

Clear Your Path to Building Courageous Leadership Culture – See Inside

Do you need a clear path to building a culture of courageous leadership? No matter your work or industry, this infographic is a practical tool to understand the lack of accountability, the obstacles, and the 4C’s of making accountability a regular part of honorable leadership. Please get your free copy and let us know what […]

Turning a Blind Eye – Insight from Tommy Spaulding

Author and speaker Tommy Spaulding shares his biggest regret as a leader in the article below. Great insight and an opportunity to learn from another leader on doing the right thing. It’s worth the read on his blog. Please let us know what you think by commenting below – thank you    

On This Day in Leadership History, April 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1865, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth. He was only 56 years old. John Wilkes Booth was shot and killed a few days later at the age of 27. What’s the leadership lesson? Two different lives, two different paths. Over 150 years […]

A Leading with Honor FAQ – Breaking the “Nice” Culture

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “We have had an old style ‘nice’ culture for a long time, and as we start implementing accountability for higher standards, folks are balking and doing a lot of whining. How can we handle this?” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “I’ve seen this firsthand in several companies so I know […]

3 Steps to Better Boundaries with your Leadership Team

<<<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.>>> A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing […]

10 Free Coaching Videos on Engaging Leadership – See Inside

Did you know that every purchase of Lee’s latest book, Engage with Honor, includes 10 coaching video clips for each chapter of the book? He shares a story or principle to reinforce the topic of each chapter. We hope that they’re helpful in your leadership! Learn More about Engage with Honor Purchase Your Copies in […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1941, Darlene Gillespie was born.  She is most remembered as a singer and dancer on the original The Mickey Mouse Club television series from 1955 to 1958. What’s the leadership lesson? Regardless of vocation, influential leaders naturally emerge because of their accomplishments. Always have a mindset for honorable […]

Thank you Coastal Neurological Institute, P.C. for your kind words

Thank you Jerry Golden, Chief Administrative Officer at the Coastal Neurological Institute, P.C. for your kind words about Lee and the Leading with Honor – it was an honor to serve you and your organization – “Col Ellis spoke/taught at our state conference for the Alabama Medical Group Managers Association, and the response from our […]

Giving Back Highlight – Gary Sinise Foundation

Lee believes deeply in giving back to the community. Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. Please know that a portion of Lee’s time and/or revenue are donated to veterans support organizations such as the Gary Sinise Foundation. They serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, […]

On This Day in Leadership History, April 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1954, The U.S. Air Force Academy was formed in Colorado. From its initial inception as a military academic institution for higher learning, almost 48,000 graduates have completed their training there, 45-50% of Academy graduates enter flight training after graduation, more than 600 have become doctors, and 39 have […]

Randolph Air Force Base at Sunset

This is sunset at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Shown are the Taj Mahal and the American flag, symbols of this famous base from the 1930s. It was the West Point of the air in World War II, and it’s where I did much of my flying.  Always like to go back to this historical […]

The Lewis Energy Private Museum of World War II Airplanes

Have you ever visited the Lewis Energy Private Museum of World War II airplanes in San Antonio? This is the P-39 Airacobra, the first airplane that I experienced as a 5-year old child. This plane was my first memory of becoming interested in flying when I saw it in person. Fun Fact: it’s the only […]