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On This Day in Leadership History for May 8, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1999, the first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college. Nancy Ruth Mace made history at the Citadel, but her accomplishment has had a much broader positive impact around the world. Don’t underestimate your broad influence even when achieving personal and leadership goals! Nancy Ruth Mace – […]

Six Leadership Obstacles to Team Success

By Lee Ellis The plane had drifted off course by 200 miles, but the pilot didn’t know how it got there! He started out with the proper heading and course, and began the journey confident that he was ready to fly. Now he’s thinking, “If only I had a co-pilot or voice guidance system alerting […]

Thank You, Steve H, for Your Leading with Honor Comments

We’re so grateful for testimonies like this one about the ‘Leading with Honor’ message from Steve H. – “I’ve led turnarounds for venture and Private Equity firms for the last 20 years. While reading your book, I constantly thought back on these difficult assignments to see how your principles would have applied; I’m glad to […]

On This Day in Leadership History for May 1, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1986, Bill Elliott set a stock car speed record with his Ford Thunderbird in Talladega, AL. Elliott reached a speed of 212.229 mph. I’m sure that Bill didn’t aim to break a speed record; but when the opportunity presented itself, he took the risk and did it. What […]

Georgia HR and Training Leaders – Join Lee in September at SHRM

The Annual Georgia SHRM Conference is coming up in September! HR and Training Leaders–Join Lee Ellis as he presents strategy and tactics on how to train your staff with character, courage, and commitment. Hear his dramatic story of his POW capture and experience. Learn more at the link below, and please share – thank you!

A Leadership FAQ on Honor – Get Your Daily Dose

Just another reminder to choose honor today and do the right thing! Here’s an FAQ from Lee Ellis – “How would you define honor and what is its importance in personal and professional life?” Lee’s Answer – “Honor is doing what you know is right, performing within an established moral framework and living in an […]

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability”

The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Non-Negotiable: The Story of Happy State Bank & The Power of Accountability” by Sam Silverstein. Do you ever find yourself questioning what you believe around issues that impact your life and business? Non-Negotiable is all about understanding what you believe, what you can control, what your mission is […]

Character is Crumbling in Leadership – Where We Are, and How To Rebuild

Character is the foundation upon which all leadership traits are built. Moral and ethical behavior is truly where one’s leadership becomes the bedrock of who we are as individuals, and as leaders.  Its strength comes from the fortitude to always do our best, and to always do what is right, no matter what may lure […]

On This Day in Leadership History for April 24, 2016

On this day in leadership history in 1961, U.S. President Kennedy accepted “sole responsibility” following Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The failed invasion strengthened the position of Castro’s leadership as well as his ties with the USSR. This led eventually to the events of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. The invasion was a […]

A Free Snapshot of Your Unique Leadership Strengths and Struggles

More and more of the leaders that we serve are learning more about their individual, unique strengths and struggles. Personal self-awareness is first step to becoming a better leader! Take our free Leading with Honor Assessment and get instant insight – Get Started, and please share your insight.

3 Courageous Ways to Conquer Negative Leadership Behaviors

By Lee Ellis Climbing Mt Everest. Saving a family from a burning building. An American soldier defending freedom in remote parts of world. These scenarios are clear acts of honor and courage. So for the rest of us, does the concept of courage seem less important? It shouldn’t because every day small acts of courage […]