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How to Press In and Press Through as Leaders

Free Infographic – You can do it! We all have those moments where we have to “press in and press through” a situation and emerge on the other side with honor — smarter, stronger, and more grateful. We’ve created the free “Resilience Checklist” infographic to help pinpoint some of the 12 areas that you can […]

Endorsement – Georgia City County Management Association

We’re grateful for these kind words from Alan M. Ours, County Manager, Lumpkin County, Georgia, about Lee Ellis’ recent keynote address – “City and County Managers can be a tough crowd for a speaker. Colonel Ellis was one of the best speakers in the history of the Georgia City County Management Association! Those in attendance […]

5 Ways to Find Out if You are Maximizing Your Time

Everyone is looking for more ways to squeeze more productive time out of the their workday. My friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, gives 5 great tips to maximize your time—check them out and post your ideas too. Read the article on Mary Kelly’s blog.            

Leadership History Lesson for June 12th

On this day in leadership history in 1987, U.S. President Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. Two years later, the wall began to fall. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable leaders become used to facing issues head-on that require courage and willingness to do the right thing. It’s a regular part […]

Giving Back – Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Leading with Honor is proud to give our time, attention and support to the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Their mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with Services, and agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide Service members, Veterans, and Family members with informational events and activities, referrals, and proactive outreach services […]

5 Pieces of Advice for Next Gen Leaders

In this season of graduations and transitions from high school to college to adult life, I’ve reflected on what I’d tell my younger self. Here they are –   Know yourself. Identify your natural behavioral talents and strengths for work and nurture them. Also, understand your struggles and learn how to manage them so that […]

2022 NamPOW Reunion Highlights

Mary and I had wonderful evening at the 2022 NamPOW reunion ball Saturday evening in Greenville SC. It was an outstanding five-day event with lots of time to hang out with our old cellmates from the Hanoi Hilton and other POW camps. There were four men and wives attending that ranged in age from 90 […]

Leadership History Lesson for June 5th

On this day in leadership history in 1917, American men began registering for the World War I draft. Over 4.7 million men and women served in the regular U.S. forces, national guard units, and draft units with about 2.8 million serving overseas. What’s the leadership lesson? Without knowing the future, honorable leaders find a way […]

Coaching Clip – Career Strategy Soft Skills that Make a Big Impact

In this segment of leadership coaching, Lee Ellis shares his personal and professional experience in career strategy that works in all phases of career development. Whether you’re just beginning your career or are a seasoned veteran in the workforce, understanding these four areas can put you ahead of the rest by leading with honor. Please […]

Coaching Blog – Leading my Younger Self: What I’d Tell You Now

Had I known then what I know now. How many seasoned, experienced leaders have said these words? Could you have avoided any mistakes? Could you be further along in your career, influence, and accomplishments? Most of us would likely conclude that the mistakes and missed opportunities have made us who we are today, but the […]

NAVAIR Keynote Address

Lee had a great day speaking at NAVAIR (Naval Air Systems Command). What a great group of leaders who are seeking to lead with honor. Thanks to Caitlin and CDR Charlie Steele for making it happen.    

Leadership History Lesson for May 29th

On this day in leadership history in 1912, fifteen women who worked at the Curtis Publishing Company in Philadelphia were seen dancing the “Turkey Trot” on their lunch break. The Turkey Trot was a fast-paced ragtime dance that originated in African American communities. Alas, Edward Bok, editor of the “Ladies Home Journal,” witnessed the dancing […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Changing Altitude”

The Latest Recommendation from My Bookshelf – “Changing Altitude: How to Soar in Your New Leadership Role” You’ll want to check out this great resource from my friend and colleague, Greg Hiebert, and his co-author, Dennis O’Neill. In it, they provide you with a comprehensive framework for optimizing your impact and maximizing personal and professional […]

5 Quick Tips to Know Yourself Better

After many years of coaching and training thousands of people, we know that freedom to know yourself and fulfill your purpose is a significant issue. We can all benefit from gaining the self-awareness to see ourselves objectively. The vulnerability is that if I get to know myself, I’ll have to face the challenge that I’m […]

Endorsement – Air Force Senior Leader Development Program

Special thanks to James Learmont, Force Development Manager and Curriculum Developer @ Flatter, Inc., for his kind words about Lee Ellis’ recent keynote at the Department of the Air Force Senior Leader Development Program – “His keynote address was highly applicable to the latest cadre of one-star General Officers and Tier I Senior Executive Service […]