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New Lee Ellis Interview from the US Dept of Public Affairs

In this new interview clip from the US Dept of Public Affairs, Lee shares his personal thoughts on crisis leadership and the lessons that he learned from his senior leaders as a young 20-something lieutenant. Please watch and share with others – Veterans in Blue Series – Link  

On This Day in Leadership History, January 10, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1913, all partner interests in 36 Golden Rule Stores were consolidated and incorporated in Utah into one company. The new corporation was the J.C. Penney Company. You have to admire the courage of the owners to name a store after the legendary principle of “doing unto others as […]

Wrestling with a Personal Goal This Year? Remember This Important Point…

If you’re wrestling with a personal goal this year, the reality is that sacrifices will need to be made to achieve it. Period. On the positive side, though, giving up an old mindset or behavior can actually lighten the load mentally, emotionally, and physically! And it’s a great way to authentically lead others. Years after […]

Ways to Inspire Your Team to Lead with Honor – See Inside

Inspire your team to lead with honor in 2016! Leaders love our smaller items like wristbands, courage challenge cards, and reminder cards for their team or staff. Check them out in the Leading with Honor Online Store. If you’re already using them, please share!

On This Day in Leadership History, January 10, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1990, Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. completed a $14 billion merger. The new company, Time Warner, was the world’s largest entertainment company. When you’re in ongoing competition with another colleague, leader, or company, sometimes it makes sense to join forces rather than expend energy competing against them. […]

3 Sacrificial Ways to Conquer This Year’s Goals…or Not

By Lee Ellis  |  Tweet this Article If you’re feeling some anxiety or struggle about goals for the New Year, here’s my advice for relieving that pressure: fail fast and avoid the drama. Just avoid making goals altogether. Seriously, you say? I remember my parents’ generation making New Year’s resolutions, but they rarely stuck to […]

On This Day in Leadership History, January 3, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1924, English explorer Howard Carter discovered the sarcophagus of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings, near Luxor, Egypt. Great leaders come and go over the span of history, but what do you want to be known for? Build your legacy by leading with honor! King Tutankhamen – […]

Already Feeling Overwhelmed by 2016 Leadership Goals? We can help.

Already feel overwhelmed and/or discouraged about team or organizational plans and goals for the New Year? Here’s a tip: keep it simple, and choose one thing to personally know and grow yourself. You have the greatest chance for success by focusing on changing yourself first—not others. If you need help, take our free Leading with […]

What is Favorite Non-Profit(s)? See Inside

Do you have a favorite non-profit organization that aligns with your beliefs, values, and community? Please share your organization(s) with us! Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of the following organizations—we encourage your support at the end of 2015 as they serve others around the world! Learn More about them.

On This Day in Leadership History, December 27, 2015

On this day in leadership history in 1978, Spain adopted a new constitution and became a democracy after 40 years of dictatorship. People, teams, organizations, and nations flourish under leadership that embraces freedom and integrity. Remember to be more than a boss—be a leader. Spanish Constitution – Wikipedia

Inspiring Holiday Reading – “Defiant”: See Inside

Looking for some inspiring reading during the holidays? A powerful story of survival and triumph in the POW camps of Vietnam, Alvin Townley’s Defiant will inspire anyone wondering how courage, faith, and brotherhood can endure even in the darkest of situations. Learn more, and please share if you’ve already read it!