Special thanks to MSgt Ryan Edwards USAF serving at Eglin AFB, FL for the following comment and request – “Hello. I am a MSGT in the USAF and I really enjoyed the book. I hand it out to my Airmen every month as a reward for being the superior performer for the month. I’d like […]
What is the greatest mission, vision, and values statement that Lee has ever heard in his career? Find out and hear more leadership lessons learned in this new interview with Lee Ellis and Brian Lamb on C-SPAN Q&A last weekend – click here to watch on our website, and share your comments.
When under stress or trial, how can you press through physically and mentally and emerge a stronger person and leader? Lee briefly shares how he focused on staying fit during his Vietnam POW experience—see if his words ring true with you and be inspired!
Facing a critical leadership challenge right now? Read about the Vietnam POW experience from another perspective. This new interview article focuses on the thoughts and memories Lee’s close friend and comrades, The Honorable Orson Swindle. Read about his personal strategy for withstanding the physical, mental, and emotional torture, and share your thoughts – Click this […]
This Weekend on C-Span! Lee talks with C-Span Founder and Executive Chairman, Brian Lamb, on his popular program, Q&A, on more personal, intimate details of his POW experience and how he has adapted those lessons learned into teaching and consulting others today. This is one of Lee’s best interviews to date, so we wanted to […]
(Editor’s Note: Shelley Row learns “3 Leadership Lessons from Janis Joplin”—yep, that’s right! Her insights will intrigue you—read her article below and share your thoughts. The original article link can accessed here.) By Shelley Row Yes, you read that correctly: Leadership lessons from Janis Joplin. I know. I’m surprised, too. My husband and I, along […]
Very simply, this modern, true story is about military soldiers trying to survive a harrowing situation against the Taliban army in the Afghan war. They were told very little about their mission and didn’t know what they were facing. If you need an inspirational story about persevering against an impossible situation, read this book and […]
After surveying hundreds of leaders about President Abraham Lincoln’s leadership ability to achieve great results amidst unbearably difficult circumstances, these attributes rose to the top in Lee Ellis’ research. Download a free copy of Lee’s case study on this topic from our website, and please share!
In one his latest keynote speeches, Lee Ellis speaks to an audience of 1,000 about leadership and surviving the Vietnam War as a POW. This particular speech is set in the context of understanding why the U.S. was involved in the Vietnam War and the freedoms that enjoy as Americans in peacefully protesting issues that […]
Who saw this amazing GoPro Super Bowl commercial showing Felix Baumgartner‘s 24-mile free fall from space? Below is the extended 8-minute version. What you may not know is that Joe Kittinger Jr. (mentioned at the beginning and end of the clip) was a fellow Vietnam POW with Lee Ellis and others. Joe held the free […]
Do you see a disconnect in our society today between “leading with honor” and “living with honor”? For long-term, successful growth as an honorable leader in one’s work, we must first choose to live with honor in all daily, personal and professional decision-making. Consider just a few recent headlines – Air Force ICBM Testing – […]
By Lee Ellis (Editor’s Note: we’re offering a free report to help you determine your personal, natural leadership strengths and struggles. Are you more Jefferson or Adams? Take the Leading with Honor Discovery Report, and instantly download your report.) American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as […]
See if some of your favorites made the list on the 4th Annual “Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business”, published by Trust Across America. Many of the honorees are well-known CEOs and leadership experts, while others are quietly working behind the scenes as teachers and researchers. What are some of your favorite trustworthy leaders? Click […]
What’s the topic of your next leadership development training at work? Are you stuck? Consider Lee’s new Leading with Honor Group Training just released this month. Leaders that have used Leading with Honor say that their teams have better retention and use of the stories and leadership lessons in this training program. Click to learn […]
Editor’s Note: We thought this article was an interesting spiritual perspective in regards to work and calling. You may or may not have the same spiritual beliefs, but it is our hope that you can gain some new perspective in this insightful article. Original Article Link – Click Here by Paul Sohn If you add […]
We wanted to mention the latest recommendation from Lee’s bookshelf – “Exceeding Expectations: Reflections on Leadership” by William R. Looney. In this book, General Looney reflects upon his most formidable experiences during a 40-year career and articulates his leadership philosophy, which is built around a very simple notion — the greatest leaders are those who […]
One of the difficult challenges for leaders is paradox — the fine balance between being humble and strong; decisive and willing to listen to the ideas of others; confident and vulnerable; tough and compassionate; and detached and sensitive. What’s your leadership vision for the new year? And do you create a meaningful vision that matches […]
As a leader or growing leader, have you ever felt behind the curve in your education, talents, or abilities? We all face moments of insecurity and inadequacy. Hear Lee’s thoughts on his experience in the 90-second video interview, and share your own – Related Articles: What is Your Leadership Balance? – Free Case Study Offer […]
So, are you a tortoise leader or a hare leader? Who wins in the end? Leadership qualities are similar and different in each person depending on your innate personality strengths and struggles. If you’ve ever been told that one leadership style is better than another, be encouraged that you can be your true self AND […]