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New Author Interview on DODReads – See Enclosed

Special thanks to DODReads for this author interview opportunity below—please check it out. They supply military readers with books, articles, podcasts, and resources for lifelong learning. Additionally, they source the entire Army, Navy, Air Force Coast Guard and Marine Corps with reading lists. Click the Facebook link below, or read it on the DODReads website.

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Son of A Soldier”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Son of A Soldier: success is not a snapshot of where you are but measured by the obstacles you’ve overcome” by Eddie Williams. Have you ever been publicly humiliated, called hate-filled names, bullied in school, endured rude insults, or told you’d never amount to anything? Son of A […]

eBooks – The Easy Way to Read and Lead – See Inside

Did you know that all of Lee Ellis’ books are available as eBooks? They’re easy to scan and search for specific information, and many of our clients and readers choose eBooks as their preferred book type. Check our Lee’s Amazon Author page for a list –        

Leadership History Lesson for February 21st

On this day in leadership history in 1950, the first International Pancake Race was held in Liberal, Kansas. The friendly little competition between Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, England, with women running 415 yards down the streets of each town flipping pancakes, has been going on for more than 70 years now. It is still the […]

Giving Back Spotlight – VEO

Lee and his wife Mary are longtime advocates of several organizations. The Veterans Empowerment Organization’s (VEO) mission is to enhance the quality of life for homeless veterans on their road to self-sustainability. They provide a caring, supportive environment that allows veterans to rebuild their lives by returning the dignity lost to the circumstances that left […]

Today in Leadership History for February 14th

On this day in leadership history in the 14th and 15th centuries, February 14th was associated with romantic love when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently by association with the “lovebirds” of early spring. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that expressing love and appreciation to others is important regardless of the day. Show […]

2 Quick Tips to Effectively Lead by Example

Whether it’s day-to-day leadership or leading through a battle, are you standing out in leading by example? Leadership is about influence, and the concept of “leaders go first” carries a lot of weight. When I reflect on the examples of the great leaders in the crucible of the Vietnam POW camps, first they courageously held […]

Today in Leadership History for February 7th

On this day in 1877, the first Guernsey Cattle Club was organized in New York City. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders understand the power of a group of people coming around a core idea or passion. Unify your people towards a common goal with a set of core values that guide that process. Guernsey […]

Coaching Clip – Inspirational Models of Leading by Example

For all the myriad of advice and materials on leadership development available today, the fundamental goal should be to lead by example. But let’s be specific—what exactly does leading by example look like? And how best to do it with honor? Lee’s new 5-minute coaching clip this month shares his advice based his research and […]

Coaching Article – What Does “Leaders Go First” Really Mean? Two Attributes

The frequent torture and abuse were indescribable, but they consistently met the challenge and bounced back. To this day, their example inspires me. I’m referring to our senior leaders in the crucible of the Vietnam POW camps. When the going got tough, their character and behaviors set the example that inspired and influenced the rest […]

Outward Ego Strength – Where Do You Fall on This Scale?

In reflecting on my experience in coaching leaders and team, my conclusion is that the whole issue of outward ego strength could be put on a visual continuum. This is a hypothetical question, so you don’t have to answer publicly. If the goal is to be a humble, balanced leader, where do you currently fall […]

Group Training – Leading Yourself and Leading Others

Time and again, successful outcomes in teams and organizations come from knowing how to lead yourself and lead others with honor. We created the Leading Group Training study to give any leader a self-guided, affordable option to grow your people. Bulk savings available for groups – Purchase in the Online Store    

Today in Leadership History for January 31th

On this day in leadership history in 1982, Sandy Duncan gave her final performance as “Peter Pan” in Los Angeles, CA. She completed 956 performances without missing a show. What’s the leadership lesson? Commitment. Resilience. Perseverance. Passion. Talent. Generosity. What other honorable leadership traits does her accomplishment come to mind with you? Sandy Duncan – […]

Try these 4 self-improvement strategies to become a better leader

FastCompany columnist, Amy Kan, provides real-life, personal experience in the article below—specifically in four areas: Self-Control/Self-Discipline Resilience Integrity Adaptability. Good advice for leaders that want to continue growing and improving.  Read the article on the FastCompany website, and post your comments below, too –    

The Latest Book Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf

Here’s the latest book recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Love Works: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders” by Joel Manby. Before Joel Manby won the respect of America with his appearance on the CBS reality TV series Undercover Boss, he was a highly successful corporate executive. How does a person achieve that level of success […]