Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) with their time and financial contributions. There are more than 58,000 names on The Vietnam Memorial Wall. Every single one of them has a story that you can help keep alive. Please Learn More about them and share with others […]
“Fear termites our self-confidence and torpedoes our personal and professional relationships, further undermining our success and goals. Choose honor and courage.” – Lee Ellis
In this new podcast interview with Lee Ellis, he shares his expertise on building a culture of courageous accountability. Here are the key points – Living a Life of Honor is the Ultimate Success. You Cannot Manage Yourself Unless You Know Yourself. Guard Your Character and Make Decision Based Upon Values. You Have to Balance […]
I’m amazed at how often I get asked by young people, “How does a leader gain influence?” or “How can I influence others?” This skill seems to be an important question for many people, and it came up in the novel The Shack which just debuted as a movie. Power and Authority Versus Relationships […]
Here’s a recommended article from Harvard Business Review on “Strategies for Learning from Failure.” When you have some time, please and share your comments. In summary, the article states “This common worry [about avoiding failure] should be replaced by a new paradigm—one that recognizes the inevitability of failure in today’s complex work organizations. Those that […]
Great advice from Dr Bill Lampton on “Killing Gossip Before it Kills Your Career”. Please check it out on his LinkedIn post, and share your wisdom here – thank you
On this day in leadership history in 1807, The first performance of hearing-impaired Ludwig van Beethoven’s 4th Symphony in B debuts. Listen to it below. What’s the leadership lesson? A passionate leader in his area of giftedness cannot be stopped by challenges and obstacles. Keep moving forward!
“Once a leader clarifies what is really important, he or she can make courageous choices to achieve goals even when faced with doubts and fears.” – Lee Ellis
In the podcast with Bert Martinez, Lee Ellis shares the “Six Obstacles to Healthy Team Accountability” – listen and see how your team stacks up! Listen on the podcast website, and please share your comments here in this post!
How do you build a team to balance a strong, demanding leader? Believe it or not, the traits below are all important in building an effective team for this leader. Do you agree? In our consulting work at ‘Leading with Honor’, we help organizations assess their team balance – please share your thoughts and opinions […]
In this funny Dilbert comic strip, there’s some truth in there too! Ask yourself, “What behaviors by leaders would cause someone in an organization to relate to this?” Please share your comments in this post –
So grateful and humbled for these two endorsements about Engage with Honor – “I have been searching for a clear way to link servant leadership and accountability. Lee provides a clear path with The Courageous Accountability Model…Thank you Lee for your lessons, life experience, and service.” – Pat Falotico, CEO, Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership […]
During Lee’s five-year POW experience, thousands of people wore metal wristbands to remember and support all POWs until they returned. In the spirit of that act of generosity, we have Leading with Honor wristbands available in the Leading with Honor Store to display honorable leadership wherever you go! Visit our Online Store for more details, […]
On this day in leadership history in 1929, President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park. In northwestern Wyoming, it’s approximately 310,000 acres (480 sq mi), the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as the valley known as Jackson Hole. What’s the leadership lesson? In the day-to-day busy-ness of […]
The Honor Code from Lee Ellis shows 7 core behaviors that he uses with consulting clients. Need a set of core values for your team or home? Use or share this one with our compliments – Download the full Honor Code free version that is suitable for framing in your home or office.
“People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” – Andrew Carnegie
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “The Tricycle Effect: How To Be More Significant in Life by Being More Productive and Successful Leading With Character by Dane Deutsch”. In this brand new book, Dane shares genuine and authentic real-life stories of character-driven leadership and how to lead your life with the Character Wheel of […]
Quick Advice from Lee Ellis – You’re in the midst of a situation or challenge that instills fear. What do you do? In the animal kingdom, fear produces a “fight or flight” response, and it’s true with people, too. But honorable leaders see fear coming and know how to handle it, right? Let’s explore this […]
Have you ever seen this short POW Release clip that Lee uses in his keynote presentations? It is silent video footage of his release on March 14-17, 1973. It was truly a time of celebration for him and his comrades. Check out Lee’s Events Calendar for upcoming speaking dates –
On this day in leadership history in 1945, during World War II, about 30,000 U.S. Marines landed on Iwo Jima. What’s the leadership lesson? Whatever challenges or obstacles in your way today, you have the freedom to conquer them because of the bravery of men over 60 years ago. #NeverForget Iwo Jima Battle – Wikipedia […]