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How Free are You as a Leader? Here’s the Checklist

Over 30 ways to lead with more freedom! Leadership freedom is about knowing yourself and being authentic—shedding away layers of protection that keep you from growing. The free checklist infographic below has been downloaded by thousands of people wanting to assess where they are in being an honorable leader.  See where you stand… Check Out […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 28th

On this day in leadership history in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at a civil rights rally in Washington, DC. More than 200,000 people attended. Mahalia Jackson prompted Dr. King to improvise his speech rather read word-for-word. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know to ask for […]

Navigating Change as Leaders with Deirdra Glover

In this excellent presentation, Deirdra D. Glover of Conserte speaks about how to navigate change as leaders and how to guide employees and teams effectively through this process too. She began her career with a decade in leadership at Kelly Services before joining North Highland, a global management consulting firm in Atlanta. In 2015 she […]

Latest Leadership Book Recommendation – “The Crucible of Leadership”

The Latest Leadership Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn from Experience to Become a Great Leader” by Robert J. Thomas. Experience may be a leader’s best teacher–but there’s a hitch. Two people can have identical experiences, but one blossoms while the other is depleted. The same can be said for […]

Leadership History Lesson for August 21st

On this day in leadership history in 1984, Victoria Roche, a reserve outfielder, became the first girl to ever compete in a Little League World Series game. What’s the leadership lesson? Victoria became the first because she likely recognized her natural talents in the sport, she was passionate about what she did, and she achieved […]

Team Culture Development with the Courageous Accountability Online Course

With over 20 years training and coaching leaders, we know that the most effective development comes in community. And our mission has shifted toward leaders developing their people—the most efficient way—growing and taking others with them.  The challenge is that many leaders don’t feel qualified to conduct training, and it’s expensive. The Courageous Accountability Development […]

Rooms Still Available – 2023 Spy-Themed Cruise

The 2023 Spy-Themed 007 Cruise still has some availability if you’re interested in joining Lee Ellis on this fun 11-night cruise through the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Panama, and Mexico. Benefiting Veteran & Active-Duty Suicide Prevention. See the “Exclusive Offers” link on our travel website.

Leadership History Lesson for August 14th

On this day in leadership history in 1953, the wiffle ball was invented by David N. Mullany. The story goes that in the early 1950s, he was an out of work semi-pro baseball pitcher, so he set about to make a ball that kids could throw curveballs with. And then he started selling the balls […]

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Giving Back – Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund

As you’re considering where to donate your time, talent, and resources, please consider the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund (VVMF). They’re a 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 and lead ongoing awareness of those […]

4 Tactics to Conquer Fears and Doubts

Beyond the obvious, fear is often at the root of emotions like anger, shame, guilt, and pride (false pride or hubris). It termites our self-confidence and torpedoes our personal and professional relationships, further undermining our success and goals. These tactics might be just what is needed to help take your fearful thoughts and actions captive […]

Biography on Patrick Henry: Founding Father

One of our founding fathers, Patrick Henry, was recently featured on a Biography episode. What makes him most interesting is that he represented the mass of new Americans, not the privileged few. When you have time, learn more about his life and leadership in this full biography.    

Leadership History Lesson for August 7th

On this day in leadership history in 1960, the Cuban Catholic Church condemned the rise of communism in Cuba. Fidel Castro then banned all religious TV and radio broadcasts. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders know that leading by dictatorship and fear doesn’t work. Leading with confident humility and collaboration is the way to long-term […]

Coaching Clip – How to Manage Doubts and Fears in a Volatile Season

Rather than being swayed back and forth by your emotions and reacting to situations, how can honorable leaders develop techniques to manage doubts and fears when they come? In this month’s brief coaching clip, Lee shares his experience and expertise to develop wisdom and courage. Also, read the companion coaching article on this topic – […]

Coaching Blog – Managing Leadership Fears and Doubts

(A Note from Lee: The internal landscape of the workplace continues to shift and change, as teams are doing more with fewer people, which also threatens work/life balance and/or burnout, new leaders being placed in leadership positions early without the necessary training and mentorship to succeed, and organizations are working to retain their people talent […]

New Interview – Decision Vision Podcast

Check out Lee’s new interview on the Decision Vision podcast where he and Mike talked about his POW experience, the code of honor he adheres to that guided his actions, how resistance looks in business, the role of resistance in effective leadership, ethical considerations, and much more.