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Leadership on This Day in History – “The Communist Control Act”

On this Day in History, President Eisenhower signs the “Communist Control Act” in 1954. Its purpose is outlaw the Communist Party and anyone sympathizing or participating with Communist ideology from serving in public service in the United States of America. The Act was one of many bills drafted with the intention of protecting America from […]

Identifying Your Unique Leadership Strengths and Struggles – Free Offer

People are learning more about their natural behaviors and tendencies in leadership. What’s your unique strengths and struggles? Satisfy your curiosity, and get a free snapshot with the Leading with Honor Assessment. It’s our gift to you, and please share! Click here to get started. What Others Are Saying – “We have used the Leadership Behavior […]

Lee Ellis – Wisdom for Today, August 22, 2014

“It’s difficult to give up control of the agenda and set aside your opinions about an issue long enough to hear the other person’s view and then respond with respectful appreciation. This kind of practice is painful and unnatural, yet when it becomes a habit can yield powerful influence with others.” -Lee Ellis

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Primal Leadership” by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee Here’s a brief summary of this insightful leadership resource – “Unveiling neuroscientific links between organizational success or failure and ‘primal leadership,’ the authors argue that a leader’s emotions are contagious. If a leader resonates energy and enthusiasm, […]

Show Your Support of Courage and Character in Leadership!

Keep a daily reminder of how to lead with character, courage, and competence – Leading with Honor items such as reminder cards, wristbands, and courage challenge cards are available in our Online Store. Great for the corporate boardroom or next generation teaching in school or community clubs and classrooms. Visit our Online Store for more […]

How Assessment Tools Clarify Leadership Risk and Growth

By Lee Ellis Carla, Senior Vice-President of a Fortune 200 company, has the challenge of evaluating the natural leadership potential of several team members. She had worked with all of them for some time, but she’s unsure about the best criteria to match the needed skills for the job with the potential candidates. Not only […]

Giving Highlight – Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Lee Ellis and his publishing company, FreedomStar Media, proudly support the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Its mission is to provide quality Joint deployment support & reintegration services to all Service members and their Families enabling them to sustain the rigors associated with deployment or mobilization. Lee speaks to hundreds of military officers and their families […]

It’s National Tell a Joke Day

Today is “National Tell a Joke Day” – we’re leading the charge and sharing a cartoon with you. Tell a joke to someone today, but make it a good one!

“Don’t Get Mad: Get Even-Keeled” – How to Give/Receive Criticism That’ll Help You Grow as a Leader

Emotional fluctuations we experience in intimate relationships can often take similar form in the workplace. Criticisms are communicated as personal attacks, rather than concerns to be addressed. Daily irritations fuel disgust, sarcasm, and contempt. These situations result in defensiveness, dodging of responsibility, and a passive resistance that comes from feeling unfairly treated. Harry Levinson, a […]

Teaching Teens to Lead – How Important Is It?

Teaching Teens to Lead—how important is it? Roughly 28% of recent college graduates are described as “deficient” with only a small fraction deemed highly skilled. Leadership requires practice, but young people get few opportunities to do so. What can you do? Check out the article below, and share your thoughts – Click here to read […]

Two Frequently Asked Questions on Building and Maintaining Teams

Here’s a quick nugget of wisdom for your Monday—2 Frequently Asked Questions on Team-Building in Leadership – Q: “What is the role of a leader in building a high-performance team?” A: “A leader is crucial because he/she sets the tone, attitude, culture, and example of what is and is not okay. A self-aware leader must […]

11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership

Whether you’re a veteran or simply appreciate the values instilled in military personnel, here are “11 Things the Military Teaches You About Leadership” – good reminders for anyone wanting to grow and stretch what they apply as leaders. Click to Read courtesy of CareerBuilder. Which leadership item in this list do you appreciate the most? […]

Leading with Honor – Wisdom for Today, August 8th

“I think the most important thing of all for any team is a winning #attitude. The coaches must have it. The players must have it. The student body must have it. If you have dedicated players who believe in themselves, you don’t need a lot of #talent.” – Coach Bear Bryant (1913-1983), Head Coach, University […]

4 Leadership Vitamins to Take for Low Emotional Intelligence

By Lee Ellis The commercials on television today talk endlessly about treatments for low this and low that, but unfortunately, we don’t hear much about low Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Here are some symptoms: You know you’re brilliant, yet you find yourself reacting with impatience and anger with others who just don’t get it. You’ve noticed […]

Lee Ellis – Wisdom for Today

“It takes #courage to lead during times of conflict; as an honorable #leader, you have to think one step ahead of the bad guy.” – Lee Ellis

Six Way to Avoid Career Blindspots

What’s the saying, “What you don’t know, you don’t know”? Don’t be blind-sided by issues that can sidetrack your #career and #leadership path. Lee has created a brief slide presentation on Six Ways to Avoid Career Blindspots. Please check it out and share it with others!    

Never Set Your Goals Too Low – How to Aim Higher to Go Higher

Instead of the traditional New Year’s resolution, let’s take a look at ways to do some “mid-course correction” in regards to personal and #professional #goals. This article from the General Leadership Blog outlines the most successful way to build a two-page document outlining who you are as a person based on your #leadership style, your […]