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Article – Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

Very interesting insight about a topic that Leading with Honor talks about often—resilience. We often take a militaristic, “tough” approach to resilience and grit. We imagine a Marine slogging through the mud, a boxer going one more round, or a football player picking himself up off the turf for one more play. We believe that […]

Team Development and the 14 Leadership Lessons – Offer Enclosed

If your team is evaluating your next self-study training course, we’re offering the ‘Leading with Honor Freedom Package’ at 30% off the publisher’s retail price. Take one chapter at a time, and set your own pace to read about the 14 leadership lessons Lee learned through the crucible experience of the Vietnam POW camps. Step-by-step […]

On This Day in Leadership History, June 23rd

On this day in leadership history in 2013, aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a quarter mile tightrope walk over the Little Colorado River Gorge in Arizona. Wallenda is a seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas family. What’s the leadership lesson? Whether it’s family or close colleagues, honorable leaders intentionally think ahead about extending their legacy beyond […]

Your New Core Values Statement Enclosed

Leaders, teams, and organizations are using The Honor Code as their core values statement, and we’re excited that so many leaders are choosing the lead with honor! Please check out these 7 core behaviors and download your free copy suitable for framing –     

5 Behavioral Factors to Help Expand Your Organization

Have you ever thought of an organizational leader being a conductor of an orchestra? Or if you prefer, any type of team activity or sport creates the same set of principles. As a small business entrepreneur, you’ve done most or all of the work yourself in your business. It was small enough that you could […]

Giving Back Spotlight – The Gary Sinise Foundation

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 –      

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day from Leading with Honor! We’re so grateful for your leadership—keep leading with honor.  

Article – Do Not Rely on Annual Reviews to Effectively Develop Leadership

Interesting perspective on the Forbes.com article by author Stuart Levine on the long-held belief that annual reviews should be the primary tool for feedback and leadership development. What are team members asking for instead? Please read on the Forbes.com website and comment on your thoughts and suggestions too – thank you      

3 Quick Tips to Motivate Your Team to Take Ownership

Do you want three quick tips to take more personal ownership in your work (and/or motivate your team)? Lee offers this timely advice –   Clarify expectations. Seek clarity on what is expected. What’s the desired outcome for the task or assignment? You need to make sure that what you are thinking is expected, matches […]

Thank you Georgia Farm Bureau President, Gerald Long

Special thanks to Gerald Long, President of Georgia Farm Bureau, for his kind words on their recent Leading with Honor Team Development Training – “I was very impressed with how Lee Ellis was able to motivate our employees – from very different backgrounds – to work together and build consensus on some difficult issues.  In […]

Reminder Cards for Your Team

Keep the 14 leadership lessons from Leading with Honor at-a-glance in your workspace. These low-cost reminder cards come in packs of 10 ready to give out to your entire team or staff. Shop in the Leading with Honor Store!    

On This Day in Leadership History, June 9th

On this day in leadership history in 1986, the Rogers Commission released a report on the Challenger disaster. The report explained that the spacecraft blew up as a result of a failure in a solid rocket booster joint. What’s the leadership lesson? Do you use debriefs with your projects (progress, successes, and failures)? It’s one […]

Exceeding Expectations as a Leadership Success Strategy – Monthly Article

<<<Watch the interactive coaching video on the topic of exceeding expectations.>>> Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by someone who exceeded your expectations? Someone who put careful thought into their interaction with you and simply made you feel special? Wonderful feeling, wasn’t it? My wife Mary and I had that experience recently, and it reminded […]

Coaching Video Clip – Exceeding Expectations

In this new Leading with Honor Coaching segment, Lee coaches us on why taking ownership and exceeding expectations is so important in leadership. With just a little more authentic attention to the details, it’s amazing the result and impact that it can have on others. Please watch below, and interact with other viewers in this […]

An FAQ on Leadership Self-Awareness

A Frequently Asked Question from Leading with Honor – “In recent interviews, you highlighted the importance of self-awareness and the capacity to overcome obstacles as a basis for personal development. Please explain why.” Lee’s Answer – “True self-awareness requires an honest, personal evaluation of one’s natural strengths and struggles. What are my natural gifts and […]

Summer Reading Plans? Let us Help

If summer reading is part of your plan this year, check out either of Lee’s award-winning books. Leading with Honor or Engage with Honor. They have topical chapters that are easy to read—choose a section whenever you have a few minutes to read. Available in the Leading with Honor Store or your favorite online retailer […]