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On This Day in Leadership History, December 15th

On this day in leadership history in 1791 in the U.S., the first ten amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification by the state of Virginia. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, when is the right time to improve, modify, or clarify your original words, […]

Quick Advice on Building Team Unity

Some quick advice on building teamwork unity from Leading with Honor: There is an art and a science to leading teams –   The art of leading others must consider the impact of individual differences such as our mindsets, habits, values, emotions, baggage and natural talents and behaviors. These are just a few of the […]

Lee Ellis Interview – Top Business Leaders

Do you have an idea for a book or message that you’d like to share? Recently, Lee was interviewed on the “Top Business Leaders” podcast on how he developed his award-winning book, Leading with Honor. Great interview on tips to help the aspiring author or speaker—please listen on the Top Business Leaders website or click […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 8th

On this day in leadership history in 1765, Eli Whitney was born in Westboro, MA. Whitney invented the cotton gin and developed the concept of mass-production of interchangeable parts. What’s the leadership lesson? How can honorable leaders create processes that ease or automate work for their teams and organizations? Process improvements benefit everyone—leader, team, and […]

Happy 100th Birthday, Col Charles McGee

Today Dec 7, 2019, we join with so many to say Happy Birthday to a great American, and a very special hero, Col. Charles McGee. Congratulations Col McGee on your 100th birthday and a life well lived. For those who don’t know his story, I hope you will read his biography by his daughter. He […]

Managing the Art and Science of Teamwork

Leadership and Teamwork success are highly correlated to good relationships. Have you logically considered what that really means? If so, you realize that science will not be enough to succeed. Whenever you introduce relationships into the arena you have to deal with the many variables of human nature, many of which do not seem logical […]

Coaching Clip: Maximizing Differences to build Trust and Teamwork

It’s human nature and we can’t help it. It’s so easy to focus on behavioral differences in our team rather than what unites us together. But what’s the process for making this change in mindset? Lee’s coaching this month offers very practical advice on how to establish relational unity in your leadership role. Please watch […]

Praise from CEO James A Combs

Special thanks to James A Combs, President and CEO, National Advisors Trust Company, for this praise about Lee and Hugh’s upcoming new book, ‘Leadership Behavior DNA’ – “Hugh and Lee’s book is an insightful and inspirational read for everyone who has a passion for leading and developing people, and guiding change is the ultimate leadership […]

On This Day in Leadership History, December 1st

On this day in leadership history in 1909, The Pennsylvania Trust Company, of Carlisle, PA, became the first bank in the in the U.S. to offer a Christmas Club account. What’s the leadership lesson? As an honorable leader, how are you equipping your team or customers to plan ahead for their future success and well-being? […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, November 29, 2019

“Courage is the backbone of leadership. It remains the key force and the pivot point around which our other strengths are leveraged, high core values are preserved, and personal and institutional integrity are maintained.” – Gus Lee        

Happy Thanksgiving to You!

Happy Thanksgiving from Lee Ellis and the Leading with Honor Team – we’re so grateful for friends and clients like you who give us life and purpose in our work! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday today.        

3 Gotta-do-it tips to lead better in the frenzy of the holiday season

3 Gotta-do-it tips to lead better in the frenzy of the holiday season – to lead with more authentic impact, we need to be givers every day of the year in three specific areas: personhood, performance, and potential. Give affirmation. This is about personhood. We all want to count, to be valued, to know that […]

What’s Your Leadership Tilt? Find Your Balance Inside

What’s your tilt? We’ve surveyed hundreds of leaders about their greatest leader, the most important natural behaviors beyond character and hard worker were a balance of both Results and Relationships. Where do you tilt on the results and relationships scale? Check out this free infographic in our blog, and please tell others about it!   […]

On This Day in Leadership History, November 24th

On this day in leadership history in 1888, Dale Carnegie war born. Born into poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (1936), a bestseller that remains popular today. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, November 22, 2019

“Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.” – Friedrich Nietzsche    

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership”. In this special book, General Looney reflects upon his most formidable experiences during a 40-year career and articulates his leadership philosophy, which is built around a very simple notion — the greatest leaders are those who not only “exceed expectations,” but also […]