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Endorsement from Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce

Thank you Robb Nichols, Executive Director, Dahlonega-Lumpkin County Chamber of Commerce, for your kind words about the ‘Leading with Honor’ message – “As part of our leadership program [for local business professionals in our county], Lee drove home leadership lessons with stories of his fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines as well as his personal […]

Gift-Giving Offer – Buy Together and Save 30% Off

Express thanks to your team this year by purchasing these award-winning books by Lee Ellis. Leading with Honor is the 2012 release outlining the 14 leadership lessons learned in the POW camps of Vietnam. Engage with Honor is the 2016 release that applies many of the original leadership lessons into a practical Courageous Accountability Model. […]

Leadership History Lesson for October 31st

On this day in leadership history in 1926, Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a ruptured appendix. His appendix had been damaged twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of his stomach muscles and […]

Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf: “The Adversity Paradox”

Another Leadership Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf: “The Adversity Paradox” by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings. Obstacles and setbacks are an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s harsh and volatile economy. This book will help you evaluate the very experiences that could stall or tumble a career and use them to build uncommon […]

Leadership History Lesson for October 24th

On this day in leadership history in 1992, the Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series. What’s the leadership lesson? How should honorable leaders assess new people, teams, organizations that potentially compete for your work or business? Are you threatened or challenged to continue providing the best service possible? […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, October 22, 2021

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – CDR James Bond Stockdale (1923-2005)    

Five Ways to Get More Done With Less Work

We all want to do more in less time. There are many things we can do to help us accomplish this goal, but it is important that we don’t sacrifice the quality of our work. How many hours of the day do we spend doing things that don’t matter? Friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, says […]

Leadership History Lesson for October 17th

On this day in leadership history in 1777, American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable keep trying until they see a turning point in their efforts. Nurture your personal resilience and expect good things today. Battle of Saratoga – […]

Short Video Bio – Walt Disney

Interesting 4-minute leadership biography video on Walt Disney, including his early love of drawing, the debut of Mickey Mouse in “Steamboat Willie,” his feature films “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” and “Mary Poppins,” and the opening of Disneyland in 1955. Check it out –    

3 Quick Tips to Avoid Team Burnout

Stress is hitting everyone hard—at all levels of the organization. The consistent and rapid changes due to COVID and the related uncertainty about the workplace seem unending. The shortage of people in the labor force has ramped up the challenges. At the same time, the divisions in our culture over vaccinations, race, foreign policy and […]

Giving Back – Gary Sinise Foundation

Giving Back Spotlight – 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 as part of […]

Personal Leadership Development Ideas Inside

Honorable leaders are in a constant state of personal development, and we have a couple of self-study training products to help. Both of Lee Ellis’ award-winning books, Leading with Honor and Engage with Honor, guide the participant on a step-by-step exploration through the principles and stories that shaped his early career and POW experience. Check […]

Leadership History Lesson for October 10th

On this day in leadership history in 1987, Tom McClean finished rowing across the Atlantic Ocean. It set the record at 54 days and 18 hours, and below is the vessel he used to complete this feat. What’s the leadership lesson? May all honorable leaders diligently believe and be committed to something this strongly! Find […]

Coaching Clip – The Infectious Leadership Quality of a Positive Outlook

The danger of individual and team burnout seem more prevalent than ever before. The honorable leader that can go first in creating a positive culture will be the ones who survive and thrive. What’s the best way to be a positive leader? Lee’s 5-minute coaching clip this month shares his advice – Also, read the […]

Coaching Article – 3 Leadership Attributes to Get Through Hard Times

Have you ever witnessed a leader keep a positive, caring influence intact amidst the harshest conditions? I often write and speak about the great leaders that we had in the Vietnam POW camps and how their positive, caring influence helped us to endure years of hardship and isolation and return with honor. Great leaders build […]