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New Social Media Fans–Win a FREE Leadership Coaching Session with Lee Ellis!

LIKE or FOLLOW any of the following social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn during the month of April, and you’ll automatically be entered for a chance to win a one-on-one leadership coaching session with Lee Ellis.* There are several ways to connect online and support Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media: – Visit Lee’s […]

Take a Risk – Help Someone Else

     March is always an exciting month in my life. It’s the month that more than 300 former Vietnam POWs who came home in the last two groups at the end of the war.  This year is the 39th anniversary of our release from the communist cells in Hanoi.  Words can’t describe the joy of […]

Lee answers “How important was family support during your POW experience?”

Lee briefly talks about the importance of family support during his POW experience. Regardless of your vocation, you are a leader and have influence in your personal network—make a point to lead and support those around you Please click the link below: “How important was family support during your POW experience?” – Lee Ellis

Two Successful U.S. Presidents—One Common Leadership Challenge

With Presidents Day coming next week and a big presidential election coming this year, this is a good time to reflect on the challenges of leading with honor in one of the most difficult jobs in the world—President of the United States. Let’s look at two of the more famous and successful ones, Lincoln and […]

The Surprising Results of Servant Leadership

As a POW in Vietnam I was typically the junior ranking and youngest person in my cellblock.This meant that I was always a follower and never a formal leader [i].    But in retrospect, I see that I did have influence and one way it came was through being a joyful doer.  The truth is […]

1,955 Days—Improving My German and Chin-ups One Day at a Time

                          We often hear of the value of 20/20 hindsight when looking back at the past.  In facing the future of 2012, I believe there is great benefit and encouragement to be gained by looking back—and with the advance release of my new […]

Leaders and Accountability — Notes from the Cliff

As we prepare to launch into the New Year, I’ve amazed at how the word “cliff” has dominated the news. We’re obviously not talking about the very dangerous physical sport of cliff diving which can be a thing of beauty and grace done by the professionals. No, it’s the political sport of dancing on the […]

Leading with Honor – Gift-Giving Book Excerpt

During this special time of gift-giving, today’s extended post is an excerpt from the chapter on “Clarify Your Culture” in Leading with Honor. We wish you a peaceful and joyful Christmas and New Year season from FreedomStar Media – “The day I received my first package from home is a case in point. As the […]