On this day in leadership history in 1777, American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable keep trying until they see a turning point in their efforts. Nurture your personal resilience and expect good things today. Battle of Saratoga – […]
Interesting 4-minute leadership biography video on Walt Disney, including his early love of drawing, the debut of Mickey Mouse in “Steamboat Willie,” his feature films “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Mary Poppins,” and the opening of Disneyland in 1955. Check it out –
Stress is hitting everyone hard—at all levels of the organization. The consistent and rapid changes due to COVID and the related uncertainty about the workplace seem unending. The shortage of people in the labor force has ramped up the challenges. At the same time, the divisions in our culture over vaccinations, race, foreign policy and […]
Giving Back Spotlight – At the Gary Sinise Foundation, they serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. Please learn more about this fantastic nonprofit organization as part of […]
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 […]
Honorable leaders are in a constant state of personal development, and we have a couple of self-study training products to help. Both of Lee Ellis’ award-winning books, Leading with Honor and Engage with Honor, guide the participant on a step-by-step exploration through the principles and stories that shaped his early career and POW experience. Check […]
On this day in leadership history in 1987, Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. It set the record at 54 days and 18 hours, and below is the vessel he used to complete this feat. What’s the leadership lesson? May all honorable leaders diligently believe and be committed to something this strongly! Find […]
The danger of individual and team burnout seem more prevalent than ever before. The honorable leader that can go first in creating a positive culture will be the ones who survive and thrive. What’s the best way to be a positive leader? Lee’s 5-minute coaching clip this month shares his advice – Also, read the […]
Have you ever witnessed a leader keep a positive, caring influence intact amidst the harshest conditions? I often write and speak about the great leaders that we had in the Vietnam POW camps and how their positive, caring influence helped us to endure years of hardship and isolation and return with honor. Great leaders build […]
On this day in leadership history in 1988, the space shuttle Discovery landed safely after its four-day mission. It was the first American shuttle mission since the Challenger disaster. What’s the leadership lesson? Listen, ask questions, research, learn, and try again. Honorable leaders keep going!
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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – It’s worth mentioning again about the book, “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” by Capt Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. He shares the amazing story when the world witnessed one of the most remarkable emergency landings in aviation history when Sully skillfully glided US Airways […]
It’s so critical for the honorable leader to have a keen understanding of the human domain, because we must face the dangerous reality that people desperately want to succeed at all costs (even if it potentially means cutting corners or side-stepping the truth). Honorable leadership must prevail to get the maximum performance out of your […]
On this day in leadership history in 1993, the eight people who had stayed in “Biosphere II” emerged from their sealed off environment. One of the primary lessons learned was to be ready to improvise. Nobody on the team expected ant and cockroach overpopulation, or morning glories running so wild in the rain forest that […]
“My belief is that bad leaders should be dealt with quickly. Because they lack courage, most likely they will need a coach to ‘en-courage’ them. A DNA Behavior Assessment and a 360 Leadership Evaluation should be the first steps to ensure that they understand themselves and they start with thorough constructive feedback. Using this information […]
A New Book is Coming in 2022! Captured by Love: Inspiring True Stories from Vietnam POWs will share the amazing stories of enduring love with loved ones far away from home as Vietnam POWs waiting for their return. Like the torture experienced by the POWs in the camps, how did these relationships survive such an […]