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Christmas in the POW Camps and Perspective During Challenging Moments

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 season from Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media – “The day I received my first package from home is a case in point. As the […]

Another Recommendation – “The Six Fundamentals of Success” by Stuart Levine. Why is it a core book on Lee Ellis’ Bookshelf?

Here’s another Book Recommendation from leadership consultant, Lee Ellis’, Bookshelf – “The Six Fundamentals of Success” by Stuart R. Levine. One description of this book says – “Everyone has his or her own style at work. But if you look at the people who are successful, you’ll see similarities. They always do the most important […]

Fight for Clarity

Much of success in life is about getting everyone on the same page—whether it’s personal or professional relationships. And inevitably someone has to choose to lead the charge in getting clarity.  As fighter pilots, we reviewed comm procedures during pre-flight briefing to ensure that everyone would be on the “same frequency”. In this case gaining […]

“What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?” – Read Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, on a true leader’s characteristics

Whether evaluating your personal leadership qualities or deciding what type of leader you want to serve in your work (or cast your vote for public office in a few weeks), Lee’s article, published by the American Management Association, provides a great summary of a true leader’s characteristics. Read it here. One of the best statements […]

Deception: A Warning About Taking the Easy Way Out

There are many situations in which it’s wise to take the easy path.  After all, why should we waste time and energy doing things the hard way?  Clearly, compressed-air nail guns and modern washer/dryers are far more efficient than the toilsome methods of earlier generations.  But when it comes to issues of character and integrity, […]

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 […]