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The Art and Behavior of Intuition in Leadership

Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior® International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. That caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very results-oriented, rational person. Then as I read Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Blink, I […]

Coming in 2020! The Primer on Discovering Natural Talents

Grounded in statistical research and supported by data from millions of clients and more than 45 years of workplace experience, Lee Ellis and Hugh Massie reveal their personal stories and experience on how they’ve successfully helped organizations achieve their goals by applying practical insights on human design. Preorder Your Copy on Amazon   “…There are […]

Presidents Adams and Jefferson Leadership

3 Behavioral Points that We Can Learn from Two Diverse Presidents

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of their political persuasion, do historically successful presidential leaders have common natural talents and traits?  More specifically, let’s compare presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Both presidents were successful on many points. Here’s a brief look […]

3 Ways to Lead Higher with Your Natural Talents

Can I keep up the pace? Can I continue to do what I’m called to do? These questions run through my mind about the work that I do every day. Perhaps you have those questions, too? I attribute my success, so far, not to a special energy drink but to the infusion of generous encouragement […]

3 Ways That Sr. Leaders Can Renew Their Value

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away,” said General Douglas MacArthur. Whether you’re a military veteran, a business veteran, an academic veteran, or a veteran in any industry sector, you sense the strong pressure that the world wants to cast off the old as irrelevant in our modern, youth-driven culture. Leaders today that once […]

Refine Your Leadership Balance – SPECIAL OFFER

Refine Your Leadership Balance – SPECIAL OFFER – The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both […]

Authentic Leadership Behaviors in 4 Steps

by Guest Author, Phil Eastman I was once told that the secret to any book’s success is its title. Unfortunately a book title does not always properly portray what is inside. The title can be clever and catchy while the text inside is dull and disappointing. To illustrate, several years ago Mahan Khalsa wrote a […]

Special Offer – Refine Your Leadership Balance

Refine Your Leadership Balance – SPECIAL OFFER – The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both […]

5 Quick Factors to Expand Your Team the Right Way

Do you need 5 recommended leadership growth factors to help your team or organization expand as you grow? Here are Lee’s recommended factors –   Know Yourself – Know your personal strengths and struggles, and surround yourself with people that can balance your deficiencies. Everyday in my coaching and training, I use a validated assessment […]

5 Behavioral Factors to Help Expand Your Organization

Have you ever thought of an organizational leader being a conductor of an orchestra? Or if you prefer, any type of team activity or sport creates the same set of principles. As a small business entrepreneur, you’ve done most or all of the work yourself in your business. It was small enough that you could […]

Coaching Moment – “Fight to Win”

Quick Leading with Honor Coaching Moment – trying to figure out a way to keep going and persevere? If you want to be victorious, you must decide in advance to fight to win. Smart leaders don’t always select people with the most natural talent. They pick the ones who have the innate behavior and desire […]

How to Develop ‘Fight to Win’ Leadership Behaviors

Life itself is a fight at virtually every turn. To win in sports, the athlete must fight against the limitations of the body and the efforts of the competition. To win the new job, the candidate must fight for the interview and for the offer. To win at home, the spouse or parent must fight […]

Refine Your Leadership Balance – Special Offer Inside

The unique, psycho-metrically validated Leadership Behavior DNA® (LBDNA) assessment process can pinpoint your exact leadership style including how you perceive boundaries in work and team dynamics. Thousands of people every year rely on LBDNA to help them and their teams grow both personally and professionally. Buy both the Leading with Honor book and the Leadership […]

World-Class Leadership Behavioral Assessment

Leadership Behavior DNA (LBDNA) is one of the only assessments in the world that specifically assesses and interprets natural leadership behavior. Created in partnership with DNA Behavior International® our experience is anchored in more than 25 years of research and working with Ph.D.’s to develop world-class behavioral assessments that measure the natural talents that are […]

Behavioral Differences in Communicating with 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 […]

Leadership Behavior DNA Certification Training

Leadership Behavior DNA Certification Training is coming up again soon! Administering and interpreting our behavior assessment reports is worth the ease and accessibility when using LBDNA on a regular basis for hiring, personal coaching, or team development. Please learn more in the Leadership Behavior DNA section of our website and contact us for further details […]

HR and Training Professionals! Become Certified

HR and Training Professionals! Have you ever considered becoming a trained LBDNA Certified Advisor that allows you to administer and interpret our behavior assessment reports? It’s worth the ease and accessibility when using LBDNA on a regular basis for hiring, personal coaching, or team development. Please learn more in the Leadership Behavior DNA section of […]

How Leadership Behavior Can Affect Team Boundaries

A few years ago, I began noticing a line of clothing marketed mainly to young people that proudly displayed its label of “NO BOUNDARIES.” I knew it was a marketing ploy to the young and restless, but instinctively it felt dangerous. Unfortunately, some people took the label seriously. In today’s culture, far too many people […]

Article – What’s Your Natural Behavior When Fear and Doubt Strike?

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? Regardless of your natural behavior, the biggest challenge for […]

4 Ways to Modify Leadership Behavior on Unattainable Goals

Have you ever been in the scenario where you’ve been asked by your leader to fulfill an absolutely unattainable goal based on the time, resources, and team that you have available? Instead of having a realistic conversation about it, you’re given an ultimatum where you’re tempted to “lie, cheat, and steal” to get it done […]