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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor team. Thank you honorable leaders for going first in character and courage!      

Leadership History Lesson for September 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1882, the first U.S. Labor Day parade was held in New York City. What’s the leadership lesson? Celebration is required for worthy things and accomplishments. Try and publicly recognize and celebrate one person over this Labor Day holiday. Labor Day – Wikipedia          

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, September 3, 2021

“I’ve made the points that leaders under pressure must keep themselves absolutely clean morally (the relativism of the social sciences will never do). They must lead by example, must be able to implant high-mindedness in their followers, must have competence beyond status, and must have earned their followers’ respect by demonstrating integrity.” — Admiral James […]

Yellow Ribbon Program

Giving Back – Yellow Ribbon Program

‘Leading with Honor’ is proud to give our time, attention and support to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Their mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with Services, and agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide Service members, Veterans, and Family members with informational events and activities, referrals, and proactive outreach services […]

4 Quick Steps to Building Courage

The courageous formula that I advise clients to use is simple but not easy. Do you need to get some traction and create some courage to move forward? Here are the four points: Believe. You must believe that your decision is the right thing to do and that you can do it. Believe in yourself, […]

Endorsement from Burnt Hickory Baptist Church

Recently, Lee spoke in the Atlanta area during the Independence Day holiday at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. We’re grateful for these words from Executive Pastor, Marty Godfrey – “Lee’s message brought tears to those who remember those difficult days [during the Vietnam War], and enlightenment to those too young to remember, as they see the […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1936, John McCain was born. He was a fellow prisoner of war in Vietnam from October 1967-1973, U.S. Senater from Arizona, U.S. Presidential nominee, and my friend. Thank you, John for your leadership, service and love for our nation.   John McCain – Wikipedia         […]

Best Training Tips for Your Remote Employees

Great advice from friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, on the “Best Training Tips for Your Remote Employees“. The continued push for flexible working hours and locations continues to expand and can be challenging for leaders who want to keep top talent, provide “working from home” opportunities, and stay productive. Please read on her website, and […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1973, Henry Kissinger was named Secretary of State by U.S. President Nixon. Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year. What’s the leadership lesson? What are the current gaps and/or needs on your team? Honorable leaders understand the various types of team members that are needed […]

The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Really the ‘Great Discontent’

Very interesting insights in this new article “The ‘Great Resignation’ Is Really the ‘Great Discontent’”. A job change is on the mind of nearly half of all U.S. employees, and employee engagement correlates strongly to employee retention. Now is the time to rethink your employee retention strategy or run the risk of losing good people. […]

Quick Advice on Matching Your Values with Your Work

Recently in preparation for a speaking event with a group of Air Force senior leaders, I reviewed two key documents issued in 2020 by the incoming Chief of Staff USAF General C. Q. Brown. Though he did not say it specifically, it was implied that we should avoid duplicity. He sets the example through his […]

Giving Back – Veterans Empowerment Organization

Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. The Veterans Empowerment Organization’s (VEO) mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sustainability. They provide a caring, supportive environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives by returning the dignity lost to the circumstances that left […]

Team Development with the Courageous Accountability Online Course

With over 20 years training and coaching leaders, we know that the most effective development comes in community. And our mission has shifted toward leaders developing their people—the most efficient way—growing and taking others with them.   The challenge is that many leaders don’t feel qualified to conduct training, and it’s expensive. The Courageous Accountability […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1935, Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in an airplane crash in near Point Barrow, AK. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, what are your procrastinating about that you should do? Life is short, so follow through and do it. Air and Space Museum – […]

Coaching Clip – How to Identify an Honorable Leader

We all know that trust is built over time, and some people are naturally more trusting than others. How can you discern or observe an honorable leader in action? And what are the warning signs of a leader who isn’t honorable? Lee’s 6-minute coaching advice this month shares some from his early POW experience, career […]