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Coaching Article – 7 Leadership Steps to Keep Your Promises (or Fail Fast)

I had already broken three promises, and the day wasn’t over yet! I was participating in an event specifically on the topic of self-governance and reliable follow-through, and in the heat of the moment I made some commitments that I couldn’t keep. While they were small things that others may not have remembered, they still […]

Gift-Giving Offer – Buy Together and Save 30% Off

Express thanks to your team this year by purchasing these award-winning books by Lee Ellis. Leading with Honor is the 2012 release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. Engage with honor is the 2016 release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous Accountability Model. […]

Today in Leadership History for November 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1975, Bill Gates adopted the name Microsoft for the company he and Paul Allen had formed to write the BASIC computer language for the Altair. What’s the leadership lesson? What does your personal or company brand mean to you? What are the attributes or values that you want […]

Thanksgiving Offer – Buy Together and Save 30% Off

Express thanks to your team this year by purchasing these award-winning books by Lee Ellis. Leading with Honor is the 2012 release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. Engage with honor is the 2016 release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous Accountability Model. […]

Today in Leadership History for November 22nd

On this day in leadership history in 1985, 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States. It was the largest swearing-in ceremony. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that having a diverse team with regards to race, gender, skill set, and behavioral talents makes a stronger team. Be a leader that supports the strength […]

The 50th Anniversary of the Son Tay Raid – A Lesson in Leadership

November 21, 2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Son Tay Raid where servicemen from Army, Air Force, and Navy coordinated one of the most well-executed rescue missions for Vietnam POWs. Even though the mission was not successful (there was no one in the POW camp when they arrived), it is still regarded as one […]

Quick Advice on How Leaders Can Loosen Up and Tighten Up

This “loose-tight” leadership principle isn’t necessarily a new concept, as it’s always been crucial to great leadership. This paradoxical approach seems contradictory, but it’s something that all honorable leaders must conquer. Tighten Up to Perform You may have realized that you’re more talented in some areas than in others. We do our best work when […]

Infographic – How to Build a Culture of Courageous Accountability

Free Infographic! A lack of positive accountability in personal and work relationships can be catastrophic for all involved. Want to know the 5 primary obstacles to accountability? This practical tool shows the lack of accountability, the obstacles, the 4C’s of making accountability a regular part of honorable leadership. Check out it and post your comments […]

Gift-Giving Offer – Buy Together and Save 30% Off

Purchase these award-winning books by Lee Ellis in one package. Leading with Honor is the 2012 release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. Engage with honor is the 2016 release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous Accountability Model. Purchase in the Leading with […]

Coaching Clip: Learning the Loose-Tight Method of Leadership

Knowing and using your behavioral talents and strengths isn’t enough anymore. Innovative leaders must understand this method of thinking and leading to grow. Watch my 6-minute coaching clip this month to see how to build the courage to adopt this mindset with your team or organization. (video won’t play? Watch it here.) Also, read the […]

Today in Leadership History for November 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop that became known as Pikes Peak. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, what kind exploration do you build into your schedule? Whether for work or fun, choose to adopt a curious, exploratory mindset! Pikes Peak – Wikipedia     […]

Guest Article – Striving for Excellence

By William T. Thompson Many of us are familiar with the phrase “Striving for excellence.” We have probably been encouraged to do so by our parents or teachers in the past. It is easy to say but hard to put into practice.  At least that is the conclusion that I have come to. I see […]

Today in Leadership History for November 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1956, after turning down 18,000 names, the Ford Motor Company decided to name their new car the “Edsel,” after Henry Ford’s only son. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know to always connect purpose and meaning in their work with their colleagues and teams. Rally everyone together in […]