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On This Day in Leadership History, August 25th

On this day in leadership history in 1975, Bruce Springsteen’s album “Born to Run” was released. He has recorded rock albums like this one as well as folk-oriented works, and his lyrics often address the experiences and struggles of working-class Americans. Springsteen has sold more than 135 million records worldwide and more than 64 million […]

The Contagious Effect Of Good And Bad Leaders – Does it exist?

We love Jack Zenger! In this new article, he’s asking these very important questions – To what extent does a manager’s behavior impact the engagement of subordinates? How contagious is good or bad leadership? Does a senior boss’s bad leadership behavior impact only immediate subordinates, or does it keep cascading on down? Check out his […]

Giving Back – The Air Warrior Courage Foundation

One of Leading with Honor’s favorite nonprofit organizations in the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. It was formed by military aviators to “care for our own,” their mission and focus is on active duty, guard, reserve, and retired military personnel and their families needing financial assistance for medical, educational, and other extraordinary expenses not covered by […]

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What are the 4C’s I Keep Hearing About?

What are the 4C’s that Lee keeps talking about in training, coaching, and speaking? It’s part of a model from his book, Engage with Honor. Whether it’s engaging a peer, volunteer, colleague, friend or family member, these steps ensure a better relationship. Learn More and get your copy of Engage with Honor in the Online […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 18th

On this day in leadership history in 1981, Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia took out an insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London. The all-American was insured for one million dollars. What’s the leadership lesson? Think of the ways that honorable leaders can protect and nurture their best people. Start with making a heart […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, August 16, 2019

“Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.” – Friedrich Nietzsche      

Article/Opinion – Trust But Verify

The phrase “Trust but verify” was made famous by Ronald Reagan in December 1987 after the signing of the INF Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev. This phrase means that there is a finite chance that the person either did not understand or is not capable of performing as expected, so you must verify. Others believe that […]

Quick Advice on Launching a Connection with Your Team

Are you an honorable leader seeking a stronger connection with your team? How could you be a “launcher” who impacts and influences another person’s career? Dr. Richard Boyatzis shows conclusively that relationship connections help people create change that is holistic and sustainable.   We’re excited because now we can better understand and be even more […]

Having leadership challenges to connect?

Having challenges connecting with your team today (or family, for that matter)? Remember the 4C’s! This graphic is based on the award-winning book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability. Purchase your copies in the Online Store.    

It’s a Launch Celebration!

We’re celebrating the release of the new Engage with Honor Group Training Guide as a self-study leadership development course for your team. 11 Sessions that go step-by-step through the Courageous Accountability Model. Learn more and download a free sample in the Leading with Honor Store –      

On This Day in Leadership History, August 11th

On this day in leadership history in 1984, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was preparing for his weekly radio broadcast when, during testing of the microphone, the President said of the Soviet Union, “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in […]

Free Leadership Coaching Offer Enclosed

You may be missing it! Each month, Lee provides free leadership video coaching on a variety of leadership and life topics. In the last few coaching clips, he’s also featured other thought leaders discussing topics that can motivate and inspire us all. Sign up to begin receiving monthly coaching in your inbox – your contact […]

Coaching Clip – The Soft Skill of Connecting with the Heart

In this interview clip, Lee and board advisor and speaker, Tony Mitchell, discuss the tremendous payoff of connecting with the hearts of your team and colleagues. This soft skill is for everyone if you want hard, bottom line results and productivity. Please watch this month’s Leading with Honor Coaching. Please comment throughout this video using […]

3 Ways to Ignite Your Leadership Connection

The longer I live, the more convinced I am of the power of connection—and especially connections of the heart. Unlike computers, rocks and steel, we humans have emotions and spirits that can be lifted, energized and ignited by a relational connection. We know that but grossly underestimate the power of those connections. Our Strongest Connections […]

New Self-Study Leadership Training Course!

We’ve just released the new “Engage with Honor Group Training Guide” as a self-study leadership development course for your team. Used with the award-winning book, Engage with Honor, this training guide provides everything you need to build a culture of courageous accountability. Download a free sample Purchase your copies in the Leading with Honor Store. […]

On This Day in Leadership History, August 4th

On this day in leadership history in 1944, Nazi police raided a house in Amsterdam and arrested eight people. Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was one of the people arrested. Her diary would be published after her death. What’s the leadership lesson? Honorable, courageous leaders come in all ages and levels of experience. […]

A ‘Leading with Honor’ Frequently Asked Question on Character and Courage

A ‘Leading with Honor’ Frequently Asked Question – “In your book Engage with Honor, you highlight values such as character and courage. Please expand on the importance of these principles for modern-day leaders and why having courage is so important.” Lee Ellis’ Answer – “In my book, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous […]