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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, July 23, 2021

On this day in leadership history in 1999, Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race. He continued to win 7 consecutive races; however, his reputation was tarnished when he admitted to doping after his retirement. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders must strive to have […]

Leading with Honor FAQ on Best Books

A Leading with Honor FAQ – “What books had the most impact on you and your development?” Lee’s Answer – “Besides my own books (Leading with Honor, Engage with Honor, and Leadership Behavior DNA), these immediately come to mind: The Bible – I read it often growing up, and we all desperately wanted one in […]

7 Work-Boosting Tips for Creating Team Boundaries

Are boundaries a good thing, or are they restrictive? And what should be our courageous stance as leaders on this topic? I’m sensing another battle when I see our country being splintered into various groups based on race, gender, immigration, politics, and every other imaginable sliver of personal and group agenda. It’s a very dangerous […]

New Endorsement from Champlain Cable

Thank you, William Reichert, President – Champlain Cable Corporation for your kind recommendation of the Courageous Accountability Development Course – “The course is fantastic and exactly what we needed as an executive team. The social collaboration features in the platform kept us engaged and led to many in-depth discussions that we strategically implemented during and […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1936, the first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL. What’s the leadership lesson? Do you have an important message to share? Create something creative and unique to make yourself seen and heard! Oscar Meyer Wienermobile – Wikipedia    

Coaching Clip – How to Lead with Unifying vs Divisive Attitudes

Whether it’s our culture at-large or your own team, unity should be a goal for all honorable leaders in word and deed. When you’re faced with multiple, potentially divisive challenges, how can you pull people together for a common goal? Lee’s 5-minute coaching advice this month shares some from his early POW experience, career experience, […]

Coaching Article – 7 Ways to Declare Freedom from Division

Are boundaries a good thing, or are they restrictive? And what should be our courageous stance as leaders on this topic? Before we answer, let’s look back in time. July is the special month when we celebrate our nation’s independence, because it recognizes the monumental event when our Continental Congress declared independence from England. Most […]

Endorsement from Prudential Ag Finance and Investments

Thank you Jess Jarratt, President of PGIM Agricultural Finance and Investments, for your kind words about Lee’s recent keynote for your company – “…Lee did a great job this week addressing our senior leadership team on the topic of “Leading With Honor in Difficult Times”. Combining stories from his POW experience in Vietnam with the […]

Which Behavioral Style Group Are You?

Are you a Strategist or a Reflective Thinker? Are you an Initiator or a Relationship Builder? These are just a few of the unique style groups explained in Lee and Hugh’s award-winning book, ‘Leadership Behavior DNA: Discovering Natural Talents and Managing Differences’. Learn more about your natural strengths and struggles – purchase your copy   […]

Leadership History Lesson for July 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1804, the United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders find better ways to solve day-to-day problems and disputes. Lead the way!   Burr–Hamilton Duel – Wikipedia         […]

Unsure How to Stay Focused During the Summer? Try Using These Habits

Distractions are everywhere, and leaders know they need good habits that ground them in what is most important. Being productive seems to be more difficult when people are thinking about taking vacations and traveling. Friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, has some great recommendations—please read this article on her website.             […]

7 Points to a Better Culture

Here they are, and download your copy: 1. Tell the truth even when it’s difficult. Avoid duplicity and deceitful behavior. 2. Treat others with dignity and respect. Take the lead, and communicate value to others. 3. Keep your word and your commitments. Ask for relief sooner than later if necessary. 4. Be ethical. Operate within the laws of the land, the guidelines of […]

New Lee Ellis Interview

Check out Lee’s new interview on The Higher Gear CIO Podcast as they discuss the topic “Being Intentional with Your Culture”. In this 20-minute conversation, Lee offers his experience and advice on coaching and training on how to build culture. Please listen and then post your comments and wisdom below too –       […]

Take Lee on Your Travels This Summer

We often hear how much people enjoy the audio book narrated by Lee Ellis entitled “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton.” Pick up a CD copy in our Online Store or download a digital copy from your favorite audio book provider –      

Giving Back – Air Warrior Courage Foundation

One of Leading with Honor’s favorite nonprofit organizations in the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. It was formed by military aviators to “care for our own,” their mission and focus is on active duty, guard, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not covered by […]