If you need a set of foundation values for your personal leadership or entire organization, download a complimentary of the Honor Code from Lee Ellis. These 7 principles were created as a response to those individuals and leaders seeking to live with character, courage, and competence in daily life. Please download and share!
“No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence.” – Unknown
By Lee Ellis (Sign up and watch Lee’s Coaching Video related to this article.) You’ve just been presented with an opportunity to slightly bend the truth, withhold some key information, or potentially worse. “Not a problem for me, I’m an ethical person,” you say. Yet, we see this problem happening every day to people at […]
This week, Lee receives another special honor in being selected as an “Eagle” in the Gathering of Eagles program at Maxwell Air Force Base. Over the last 30 years, notable Eagles such as “Chuck” Yeager, Neil Armstrong, George H.W. Bush, Jefferson Alexander, Elizabeth Strohfus and others have shared their stories as part of the GoE […]
Which personality type makes the best president? Strong, charismatic, and bold? Or maybe subdued, steady, and a deep thinker? Can we have both in the person? Lee shares his research and expertise on two historical examples of presidents that had very different personalities – please read and share your thoughts.
On this day in leadership history in 1884, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg patented “flaked cereal.” Inspiring and exploiting your personal creativity can make many, many people happy if you’re willing to share it! Think out of the box (no pun intended) and find solutions that benefit entire populations of people in your sphere of influence. […]
During the summer months, please remember vital non-profit organizations that are preparing for the Fall season. Lee Ellis and Leading with Honor support several organizations that provide help, wisdom, and practical service to active military and veterans around the world. Learn more about them, and please share the non-profit organizations that you support!
“Anyone can steer the ship through the calm waters. The real captains take it through the storms.” – A quote from one of Lee Ellis’ past leaders
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Struggling to get a positive perspective in a situation? Need an attitude adjustment? Here’s an excerpt from Lee’s book, Leading with Honor, on staying positive – “POWs are not alone in facing hardships. All leaders face difficulties and challenges every day. None of us can control what the next day will bring, but there is […]
“Leaders think about and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about their problems.” – Brian Tracy
One of the most important attributes of leadership is honoring and inspiring others. In this fantastic example, President Ronald Reagan displays, in such an inspiring way, how to humbly honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice during Memorial Day. Please share your comments –
As we approach Memorial Day, we wanted to share Lee’s personal thoughts in a former CNN interview. Very encouraging and inspiring! Click the image below to watch, and please share with others. #NeverForget Related Links: Leading with Honor – The Book
We’re so grateful for special institutions like the ones below that give Lee an opportunity to share his expertise – “Wow! Col. Ellis’ presentation to our Veterans Entrepreneurship Program was truly inspirational. He provided some valuable lessons for leadership and life.” – Sheb True, Ph.D., Professor and Director of GAVE (Georgia Advancing Veterans Education), Coles […]
What ingredients are you missing to create the best plan possible for winning in a competitive work environment? Is it to simply to try harder?? Lee Ellis has created a complimentary SlideShare presentation to help you create a personal plan for leadership success. Please download it here and share your comments –
On this day in leadership history in 1998, New York Yankees pitcher David Wells became the 13th player in modern major league baseball history to throw a perfect game. Did he do it solely on natural ability? Not a chance. His natural abilities combined with his learned experiences, his ability to manage his emotions, as […]
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“Trust is the hinge point of leadership—when it goes up, your credibility goes up; when it goes down, your influence drops like a rock.” – Lee Ellis
Thank you Jairo B. for your comments about Leading with Honor – “The hardest part of reading Leading with Honor is putting it down!”
Lee answers this Leadership FAQ – “What are some ways that I can gain better credibility by keeping my promises as a leader?” Lee’s Answer in Seven Steps: Be Intentional. If keeping your word is important to you, recommit to it as one of your key values. Test yourself and track how well you currently […]