“A moment of patience in moment of anger saves you a hundred moments of regret.” – Unknown
What’s your favorite Christmas song? Please share! We’re thinking back to 1963 when Bing Crosby was televised singing “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, a song of hope and peace during some turbulent times in our nation’s history. Merry Christmas to you!
If you haven’t read or heard about the challenging and inspiring story of Louis Zamperini’s journey as a WWII Airman who was shot down over the Pacific Ocean, it is worth your investment of time. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. Learn more about this book. […]
Let’s face it—the holidays can add extra pressure in work and business to get job done amidst additional activities of the season. In this article from Forbes.com, the columnist shares Six Way to Beat Executive Job Stress. In a nutshell, these stress relievers are – Know Your Stress Response. Exercise. Get Serious about Fitness. Build […]
On this day in 1937, Walt Disney premiered its earliest animated classic, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. It was the first full-length cel animated feature film of its kind in motion pictures. Imagine the passion and visionary leadership that it took to stay focused and realize Disney’s dream come true? No doubt that Disney […]
By Lee Ellis Earlier this year, someone sent me a Washington Post article about the Pentagon’s investigative actions to remove abusive leaders. One general was described as a profane screamer who was “cruel and oppressive”. Another leader was singled out as a verbally abusive taskmaster and still another was “dictatorial,” “unglued”, a master of “profanity-fused […]
Many of you are working in virtual environments with remote access to other staff and team members. What’s the best way to lead and work in this environment? Check out this helpful article from Blanchard LeaderChat on “3 Characteristics of Successful Virtual Teams” – click here And, please also share your suggestions and experience!
On this day in history in 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole. He reached the destination 35 days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott. Imagine the focused endurance and passionate commitment that it took to achieve this goal, and how does this equate to a leadership goal […]
Daily reminders of how to lead with honor can help during moments of decision-making. One of the easiest ways is using Leading with Honor items such as reminder cards, wristbands, and more to keep your focus on leading the right way! Check out our stocking stuffers in our Online Store, and please share if you’re […]
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.” – C.S. Lewis
Today, we want to give special emphasis to an organization that Lee supports – the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF) Based in Washington, D.C., the VVMF is the nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Congress in 1980 to build a national memorial dedicated to all who served with the U.S. armed forces in the Vietnam […]
On this day in 1796, John Adams was elected to be the second president of the United States. Ever wonder about Adams’ personality type? Read Lee’s fascinating article on his comparison between Presidents Adams and Jefferon—it may surprise you! Click Here
“In leadership, be hard on the issue and soft on the person.” – Dr Henry Cloud
A Frequently Asked Question from Lee Ellis – “So the lessons you picked up in the POW Camps came as much from watching others as reflecting on your own experience, is that correct?” Lee’s Answer – “I’m watching different styles of leadership, as a junior-ranking guy, and watching how different people respond in different ways. […]
By Lee Ellis The change of seasons brings to mind changes that we see in work and leadership. As seasons come and go in your work cycle, consider how older leaders shift into part-time roles in the organization and how younger leaders assume new levels of responsibility and leadership. While it’s a life process that […]
Would you agree that one of the foundational principles of building a great team is mutual awareness of each other’s natural behaviors, strengths, and struggles? This information about your team members is powerful! Lee’s newest assessment service, Leadership Behavior DNA, can provide this insight and more. Check out what it takes to offer these services […]
On this day in history in 1782, peace talks between British and American diplomats got underway in Paris earlier in May 1782 and continued into the fall. In September, the American negotiators (John Jay, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin) discovered that the French foreign minister had sent his secretary on a secret trip to London. […]
In this article, “16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do”, the Mark and Angel Hack Life Blog answer this base element of honorable leadership related to emotional intelligence and maturity – “So I was wondering, what do emotionally strong people NOT do? The reason I ask is that I’ve spent a lot of time implementing […]
On one of the busiest shopping days of the year, let’s remember the leadership and workers in retail today who are working long hours. Many of them are choosing to lead and serve with honor, and we’re grateful for these leaders today. Thank you retail service industry!