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On This Day in Leadership History for June 26, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1979, Muhammad Ali, at 37 years old, announced that he was retiring as world heavyweight boxing champion. Ali spent the next 37 years later continuing to enjoy his family, post-boxing career in several areas, and faced his Parkinson’s Disease battle head on. What’s the leadership lesson? Slowing down […]

Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, June 24, 2016

“When the people you count on fail to follow through and deliver on expectations, there’s only one thing to do—apply the third and final principle, the Accountability Truth. True accountability begins by looking at yourself, by holding yourself accountable. The truth is, when things go wrong, there is usually something wrong with what ‘I’ am […]

Endorsements Arriving for Engage with Honor

We’re so grateful for new endorsements coming in for Lee’s upcoming September 2016 release entitled “Engage with Honor” – here’s one from the book’s Foreword by Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International – “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lee in his […]

On This Day in Leadership History for June 19, 2016

We’re celebrating fathers today! On this day in leadership history in 1910, the first Father’s Day celebration was held in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas. Her father, the civil war veteran William Jackson Smart, was a single parent who raised his six children there. What’s the […]

How to Stay Strong in the Battle for Honorable Leadership

Today’s reminder to stay strong in the battle for honorable leadership! If you want to get daily results with your team and organization, recognize that good character is the foundation of leadership because it is fundamental to trust—which is the currency of leadership. However, the problem comes when we just assume that we have good […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn From Experience to Become A Great Leader”

The Latest 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 any […]

Engaged vs Non-Engaged Employees: An Insightful List

Interesting perspective on engaged vs non-engaged employees. What do you think about this list? Would you agree? Please share your likes and comments –  Watch the trailer for Lee Ellis’ upcoming release, Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability

On This Day in Leadership History for June 12, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1839, Abner Doubleday created the game of baseball, according to the legend. Here we are 150+ years later with every community throughout the world enjoying this sport. What’s the leadership lesson? What new ideas or concepts haven’t been invented yet? Maintain a mindset of how you can bring […]

Here’s your Leading with Honor word for today – See Inside

Here’s your Leading with Honor word for today: CLARIFY. Some of you are great communicators, collaborators, and results-makers. But the first step in any of these processes is to clarify your message. Make it clear, say it repeatedly in different ways (print, audio, video, live presentation, etc.), and then say it again until everyone hears […]

The Three Unshakable C’s of Leadership Accountability

By Lee Ellis One of best things about today’s information age is the almost instantaneous ability of media sources to shine a bright light on corruption, and it’s certainly making it tougher to hide unethical behavior. From our local communities to our nation’s capital, it’s interesting how many successful people turn to self-serving behaviors to […]

On This Day in Leadership History for June 5, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1998, C-Span reported that Bob Hope had died. The report was false and had begun with an inaccurate obituary on the Associated Press website. What’s the leadership lesson? Check and re-check, communicate and over-communicate important messages and goals in your team or organization. It’s worth the effort so […]

Nice Q&A interview featuring my friend and colleague, Patrick Lencioni

Nice Q&A interview featuring my friend and colleague, Patrick Lencioni – check it out. Here’s just one question  – Q: “What’s one thing that someone reading this right now can do to ensure that they’re a better team player in their organization?” A: “I suggest you rank yourself against the three virtues and tell someone […]