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NAVAIR Keynote Address

Lee had a great day speaking at NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command). What a great group of leaders who are seeking to lead with honor. Thanks to Caitlin and CDR Charlie Steele for making it happen.    

Leadership History Lesson for May 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1912, fifteen women who worked at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia were seen dancing the “Turkey Trot” on their lunch break. The Turkey Trot was a fast-paced ragtime dance that originated in African American communities. Alas, Edward Bok, editor of the “Ladies Home Journal,” witnessed the dancing […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Changing Altitude”

The Latest Recommendation from My Bookshelf – “Changing Altitude: How to Soar in Your New Leadership Role” You’ll want to check out this great resource from my friend and colleague, Greg Hiebert, and his co-author, Dennis O’Neill. In it, they provide you with a comprehensive framework for optimizing your impact and maximizing personal and professional […]

5 Quick Tips to Know Yourself Better

After many years of coaching and training thousands of people, we know that freedom to know yourself and fulfill your purpose is a significant issue. We can all benefit from gaining the self-awareness to see ourselves objectively. The vulnerability is that if I get to know myself, I’ll have to face the challenge that I’m […]

Endorsement – Air Force Senior Leader Development Program

Special thanks to James Learmont, Force Development Manager and Curriculum Developer @ Flatter, Inc., for his kind words about Lee Ellis’ recent keynote at the Department of the Air Force Senior Leader Development Program – “His keynote address was highly applicable to the latest cadre of one-star General Officers and Tier I Senior Executive Service […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1906, the Wright brothers received a patent for their flying machine. What’s the leadership lesson? Part of excellence in leadership is enacting due diligence on details to protect your team or organization. Sweat the details to ensure your future. Wright Brothers Patent – Wikipedia         […]

Gaining courage in Challenging Conversations – Free Tool

Have you seen examples where people have had trouble communicating with each other lately? How do you gain courage for those challenging conversations without withdrawing or dominating? The key is stay engaged and communicate with respect, love, confidence, yet humility. Leading with Honor has the perfect tool to help you called the Courage Challenge Card. […]

Your Special Invitation on May 31st – POW Symposium

Residents in the Greenville SC area – here’s your special invitation to join us on Tuesday May 31st for the “Vietnam POW Symposium: Leadership and Life Lessons from Hanoi Hilton” where me and my comrade POWs will share our stories from the Vietnam POW camps and how we used the experience for personal growth, leadership, […]

A New Sneak Peek! POW Romance Stories

Two new sample stories posted from the upcoming 2023 book, Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs. Read these compelling romance stories from Ralph & Bobbi Gaither and Carlyle “Smitty” & Louise Harris. Read them on Captured by Love website, and also sign up to get periodic updates before the release date

Coaching Article – The Top Behavioral Edge that Leaders Should Possess

After many years of coaching and training thousands of people, we know that freedom to know yourself and fulfill your purpose is a significant issue. We can all benefit from gaining the self-awareness to see ourselves objectively. There are several mental barriers to overcome – We’ve been told by others who we should be, or […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1970, U.S. President Nixon appointed America’s first two female generals. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders should recognize the skills and talents of their people with no limitations on differences such as gender. Anna May Hayes – Wikipedia Elizabeth P. Hoisington – Foundation for Women Warriors     […]

Join Lee on a Panama Canal Cruise!

Join Lee as he speaks on a spy-themed cruise in January 2023!  It also benefits Veteran & Active-Duty Suicide Prevention. Please see the booking details below and download the registration flyer –

Warning: Even Your Committed Employees Are Being Recruited

If you’re currently active in the workplace, you may notice that even your committed colleagues and/or employees are being recruited by other organizations. The demand for talent continues — which means those who aren’t looking are next on the list. And those conversations can be coming from anywhere. Here are the steps that Gallup recommends […]

3 Quick Tips to Make Meetings More Productive

Our experience shows that great leaders create an inviting workplace by extending and building trust. Some leaders naturally build this workplace culture, while others have a learning curve based on their natural behaviors or past experiences. Here are three crucial steps for leaders who want to create a healthy work environment where people will look […]

Leadership History Lesson for May 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe. In total, the war lasted from 1939-1945 involving more than 100 million personnel from more than 30 countries. What’s the leadership lesson? The courage to do the right thing is not a “one and […]