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On This Day in Leadership History, July 21st

On this day in leadership history in 2011 in Florida, Space Shuttle Atlantis landed successfully at Kennedy Space Center after completing STS-135. It was the final flight of NASA’s space shuttle program. What’s the leadership lesson? Even though a season may come to an end on something important in your work, it could be transformed […]

The Moon Landing Perspective from the POW Camps

By Lee Ellis Where were you fifty years ago when American astronauts landed on the moon? Do you remember what you were doing that day? Most Gen X, no Millennials, nor more recent generations can answer that question, as you weren’t born. But there are still many around who do remember what happened on July […]

Giving Back Recommendation – VVMF

Giving Back Recommendation – Based in Washington, D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (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 War. Leading with Honor supports this worthwhile organization – please learn more […]

New Podcast Interview – The Burden of Command

New Podcast Interview – Lee share his latest leadership lessons and stories in a new episode of “The Burden of Command.” These lessons have been used to help thousands of leaders, teams, and client around the world. Please listen and then post your thoughts and wisdom too – thank you        

Opinion – Talent Matters Even More than People Think

Good Harvard Business Review article on the benefit of a collectivistic approach to talent management instead of focusing on your “star talent”. And over-paying these star talents may be a big mistake in the long run. See if you agree with the suggested team development approach in their article and post your comments too – […]

How Leaders Make Connections

What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled staff member that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. Lee expounds on this topic in the CLA blog post—please read on their […]

On This Day in Leadership History, July 14th

On this day in leadership history 1967, Eddie Mathews (Houston Astros) hit his 500th career home run. Then on this day in 1968, Hank Aaron (Atlanta Braves) hit his 500th career home run. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders can stand alongside others and share a victory with them. They don’t solely need the limelight. […]

July Leading with Honor Video Coaching – See Inside

In this new interview clip, Lee and executive coach and CEO, Cindi Filer, discuss the top leadership attribute that enables leaders to have long-term success. And as important competence and innovation is, that’s not it. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching and post your comments too – thank you Sign up to receive […]

Quick Advice on Better Leadership Self-Awareness

Here’s some quick Leading with Honor advice on gaining better self-awareness as a leader. It is the bona fide competitive advantage for all leaders. First, there are several mental barriers to overcome – We’ve been told by others who we should be, or who they mistakenly think we are. We’re in shackles because of the […]

Military Testimony from the Middle East

“On my 3rd tour to the Middle East right now. Read [Leading with Honor] and it gave me the perspective that I’ve bene able to share while teaching and certifying evasion and escape plans to some of America’s finest. Thanks for writing this book, Colonel, and thank you for your service.” – J.G., CPT, IN, […]

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On This Day in Leadership History, July 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1981, U.S. President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. What’s the leadership lesson? Determine when it’s the right time to do the right thing, and then have the courage to do it. It’s […]

Video Clip – “Describe a lighthearted moment in your POW experience.”

When situations are so serious, how important to balance it with light-hearted moments? In this brief clip, Lee Ellis shares a story about a light-hearted moment during their Vietnam POW experience. No matter the gravity of the situation at hand, leaders must help those around them stay calm and positive in their outlook. Read more […]

Article & Video – The Top Competitive Edge that Leaders Should Possess

<<<Also, watch this month’s Special Interview with Consultant and CEO, Cindi Filer – Watch Now>>> Freedom isn’t free, is it? Whether it’s enjoying our national freedom and independence or the freedom to discover your true self, it takes work and sacrifice. This month, we celebrate the privilege of being citizens of this country. Of course, […]

Coaching Video Clip – The Top Pass-or-Fail Leadership Attribute

In this new interview clip, Lee and executive coach and CEO, Cindi Filer, discuss the top leadership attribute that enables leaders to have long-term success. And as important competence and innovation is, that’s not it. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching.    Sign up to receive Leading with Honor Coaching in your inbox […]

On This Day in Leadership History, June 30th

On this day in 1953, the first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250. No other car has ever achieved 57+ years of production. In these photos, Lee is sitting in the fully restored 1965 Corvette that Capt Lance P Sijan (1942-1968) originally purchased upon graduation from the […]