Honorable leaders always push to be creative and innovative, and they create an environment for their team to be creative, too. Take 3 minutes and scan the video clip “29 Ways to Stay Creative” in your work. Which one will you try?
Are you struggling with being courageous today—that is “doing what’s right even when it doesn’t feel natural or safe”? Being a courageous leader is the best path to long-term success. We want to help—join the ‘Leading with Honor’ Courage Challenge at the link below. And, feel free to share your courageous leadership stories, too! Join […]
Want the best advice on becoming a great leader? Lee’s first leadership lesson in Leading with Honor is knowing yourself—your authentic strengths and struggles that everyone else has already noticed. This article in Business News Daily offers 7 Tips for Improving Self-Awareness. Click Here to read this article on their website and share your comments. […]
Another brave and courageous man, Rear Admiral Jeremiah Denton USN (Ret), passed away on March 28, 2014. He was 89 years old. To his fellow POWs, he was the last of the “Big Three” to pass away (the other senior leaders being Vice Admiral, James Stockdale USN (Ret) and Brig. Gen. Robbie Risner USAF (Ret)). […]
By Lee Ellis What is your greatest fear in your work? What is the one thing that you don’t want others to know about you? Perhaps it’s burying past mistakes or poor decisions, or maybe you’re in a new leadership role where you feel ashamed or ill-equipped about your lack of formal education or work […]
If you’re not one of the thousands of leaders that have read this article and graduation address entitled “Miserable & Magical: A Graduation Speech for Paradoxical Times”, here’s your invitation to consider the thoughts and perspective from author and speaker, Nipun Mehta. More than a decade ago, he walked away from a lucrative career in […]
Per the book’s description, “The challenges we face today are not economic, environmental, social, or legal; they are challenges of character and leadership. This book introduces the ancient model of character and its elements of faith, justice, temperance, hope, wisdom, love, and courage. As part of that model, the book articulates the leadership behaviors aligned […]
(Editor’s Note: the San Antonio Express-News recently featured an OpEd article from Lee on his thoughts and reaction to his recent return trip to Vietnam. This was his first visit back to the region since his POW release over 40 years ago. Ironically, the same day that this OpEd was published, the other top headlines […]
We wanted to share this excellent new video clip from high school student, Madison, as she talks about the hope and optimism that she has for future generations about the life and freedom that we enjoy in America. Out of thousands of participants in this video contest, she won $7000 and was honored in Washington […]
In this 60-second clip, Lee answers why the 14 principles in Leading with Honor work in life and leadership. If you face daily challenges that need wisdom, watch Lee’s answer. The graphic below was used recently to promote honorable leadership, and these 14 principles are listed. Click the graphic to learn more, and please share […]
Are you alarmed by the frequency of ethical scandals in recent years? No doubt, you have seen the headlines about Wall Street greed, but ethical problems are just as prevalent on Main Street where bookkeepers, purchasing agents, and business owners violate the trust that others have placed in them. Think of the headlines in recent […]
“I’m a Division Chief with local fire department which has 550 firefighters. I’m responsible for the hiring and training of these firefighters. I have just purchased Lee’s book and it’s outstanding. We are currently developing an Officer Candidate program in the department, and Leading with Honor will be a required read for these prospective company […]
As leaders, have you been trying to find the best method to build a remote team that works well from multiple locations? There are some important tips to consider—check out the article below and share your thoughts. Click to read the article (you will be taken to another website).
A new collection of photos on our website share the highlights from Lee and his wife Mary’s trip to Asia as Lee returns on a speaking and visiting tour of the region. This is also his first return visit to Vietnam in over 40 years since his POW capture and release. The entire trip covered […]
By Lee Ellis 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 […]
Editor’s Note: we routinely feature third-party articles that are of interest to us in our continuing work to promote the Leading with Honor message. We hope that this article is informative and enlightening for you. Original Article Link – Click Here by Shelley Prevost Anxiety is a powerful drug for entrepreneurs. In the right doses, […]
Special thanks to MSgt Ryan Edwards USAF serving at Eglin AFB, FL for the following comment and request – “Hello. I am a MSGT in the USAF and I really enjoyed the book. I hand it out to my Airmen every month as a reward for being the superior performer for the month. I’d like […]
What is the greatest mission, vision, and values statement that Lee has ever heard in his career? Find out and hear more leadership lessons learned in this new interview with Lee Ellis and Brian Lamb on C-SPAN Q&A last weekend – click here to watch on our website, and share your comments.
When under stress or trial, how can you press through physically and mentally and emerge a stronger person and leader? Lee briefly shares how he focused on staying fit during his Vietnam POW experience—see if his words ring true with you and be inspired!
Facing a critical leadership challenge right now? Read about the Vietnam POW experience from another perspective. This new interview article focuses on the thoughts and memories Lee’s close friend and comrades, The Honorable Orson Swindle. Read about his personal strategy for withstanding the physical, mental, and emotional torture, and share your thoughts – Click this […]