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Leadership Snapshot – Vietnam POW 40th Reunion News Coverage – Watch Here

Step back in time for a few minutes and join us in reviewing this fantastic video from The Nixon Foundation chronicling this year’s 40th Anniversary of the Vietnam POWs return home. You’ll love some of the archive footage that they’ve compiled, and you’ll likely learn something new about life and leadership, too. Please watch and […]

Two Proven Themes for Positive Accountability in 2014

By Lee Ellis Take a moment to reflect back on 2013 and recall the parade of high profile leaders who have not taken responsibility for broken pledges (simply scan “leadership broken promises” in a web search). Can you see how natural and frequent it is to justify, redefine, or shift blame to others rather than […]

3 Characteristics of Great Leaders from GM CEO, Dan Akerson

This interview article from Washington Business Journal blogger, Ingar Grev, confirms yet again that great leadership attributes are simple but not always easy. One of his quotes in the article below says, “The overwhelming majority of leaders I’ve seen [early in my career] were mediocre at best. There are a number of reasons…but primarily it’s […]

“Checking Your Organizational Pulse: Four Healthy Ways to Improve Business Reputation and Results” – The Latest Article from Lee Ellis

Does anyone not want a great reputation in their respective marketplace? What may be a secret for some leaders is that building reputation and results is directly tied to great leadership; and great leadership comes from men and women who are willing to be authentic, wise, courageous, character-focused, and humble. This is one of the […]

Why Should a Leader Be Generous? What’s the Benefit? Read More…

True Leaders are called to do many things–including sacrificially giving time, talent, and money to others. You can’t do it all, and you can’t give to every person or cause. But you can strategically choose to be generous to the people and organizations that have personal significance in your life. Giving keeps the focus off […]

How to Spot Authenticity in Other Leaders – 90-Second Video Clip from Bill George

How do spot authenticity in other people? This 90-second interview with author Bill George shares his thoughts on the attributes that he seeks when evaluating authenticity in others. Do you agree with his comments? Please share your perspective. Related Posts: How to Train Yourself to Make Character-Based Decisions How Do You Clearly Understand Your Personal […]

Leadership and Overcoming Bitterness – Listen to This Conversation

On Veteran’s Day, Lee had a great conversation with Chris Fabry on “Chris Fabry Live” Talk Radio. All leaders are faced with the opportunity to embrace of free yourself from bitterness. Hear his intimate thoughts on this topic as well as the top lessons learned that has helped guide his life and work. Are you […]

Your Freedom in Leadership—Where Are You? New Checklist to Evaluate Personal Growth

To successfully lead and develop a work team (or family, community, constituency, etc.), the first step is knowing yourself and courageously facing the leadership challenges in your personal growth, being authentic, and shedding away layers of protection that keep you from growing. This new infographic from human performance speaker and consultant, Lee Ellis, is an […]

3 Ways That Older Leaders Can Renew Their Value

By Lee Ellis “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” As we celebrate Veterans Day this month, it made me think about this quote from General Douglas MacArthur. For the most part, U.S. citizens are very respectful and enthusiastic about honoring the sacrifices of our military veterans. But do veterans (and older leaders) offer […]

Got any Fellow Leaders that Aggressively Dominate? Try This.

Got any fellow leaders that aggressively try to dominate a conversation, meeting, event, or project? Maybe your dominating personality is a 5-year old at home! No names necessary—we all deal with this issue in life and work. Maybe, a subtle Courage Challenge card will help consider a better way to communicate with others. Learn more […]

How to Train Yourself to Make Character-Based Decisions

Hear Lee’s latest interview on one of the top-rated talk radio programs in Alaska, The Glen Biegel Show, as he and Glen talk about character-based leadership and decision-making. One of the most important points that Lee says in the interview is that all leaders are tempted to make unethical decisions, but we must decide in […]

What Industry Seems to Have the Most Competent, Honorable Leaders? Read More

In our recent State of Leadership Survey, we ask the question “What industry seems to have the most competent, honorable leaders?” So far, the responses are – Business/Corporate (24%) Government/Politics (0%) Military (57%) Healthcare (3%) Education (16%). Do you agree with these results? Take 2 minutes to complete the anonymous State of Leadership survey, and […]

Interesting Article on HP CEO, Meg Whitman, and Her Unique Leadership Style

In case you missed this article earlier this year in Forbes Magazine on Hewlett-Packard CEO, Meg Whitman, it’s an interesting read. Gotta love the style of this former CEO that helped build the online behemoth, eBay. This quote from the article talks about her transition into HP – “So the new HP attitude starts at […]

Free Your Mind Beyond Your Circumstances – A Hopeful Message to Leaders

Who needs this leadership message? We all do! We’re all have times when we’re trapped by limiting attitudes, mindsets, or circumstances that keep us from operating at our best (for ourselves and for others). Lee shares his unique thoughts and advice in the October 2013 edition of Speaker Magazine and draws a parallel in his […]

FAQ – “Is leadership something inborn or developed? If not, how do you develop leaders?” Read the Answer and Share Your Opinion

“Is leadership something inborn or developed? If not, how do you develop leaders?” This is a question that Lee is frequently asked. Do you agree? Any additional insight from your experience? Lee’s Answer: “Every person has some inborn characteristics for good leadership, but not every person is inclined to want to lead.  Some people are […]

Early Leadership Survey Results – Over 80% Believe This Fact – See Enclosed

When comparing industry sectors of Business, Government/Politics, Military, Healthcare, and Education, over 80% of survey respondents say that Government/Politics needs the most work in cultivating competent, honorable leaders. Is that a surprise to anyone? Take our State of Leadership Survey and share your voice on key leadership issues – thank you!

The Key to Breaking a Stalemate in Life and Business – Listen Now

Author and leadership development consultant, Lee Ellis, had a great conversation yesterday on The Mike Huckabee Show. In it, Lee says that the missing leadership piece with the government shutdown (or any leadership situation where a stalemate occurs) is courage. It takes courage for any leader to get in there and find a solution rather […]