Thank you next generation leader, Mitchell P., for your enthusiastic comments about Leading with Honor – “I wanted to read this book because I wanted to be a stronger leader. Through boy scouts I have been in leadership positions and try to stand out from the crowd. I felt like this book helped me become […]
On this day in leadership history in 1881, Thomas Edison hired Samuel Insull as his private secretary. Insull’s career began as an apprentice clerk for various local businesses at age 14. He went on to become a stenographer at Vanity Fair. Through a newspaper ad, the 19-year-old became the switchboard operator for the London office […]
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Looking for a change in the way that you do work and life? Often a change in perspective and the willingness to accept and live in paradox is the only way to do it. Be willing to live in the tension—holding two seemingly opposite concepts at once (such as being tough yet compassionate, or strong […]
The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win”. Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic […]
Choose One – “Even though both are important, I’m naturally good at focusing on (Results or Relationships) in leadership.” Please share your answer in this post – thank you!
On this day in leadership history in 1866, Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school. The school was the Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati. Regardless of the challenges and obstacles, focus on your natural talents and passion and align it with your work. You’ll have a much […]
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Tweet This “You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” – CDR James Bond Stockdale (1923-2005)
We’ve all been in a pressure point where a lie would be easier than the truth. In this quick 3-minute clip, Lee talks direct to all leaders about the long-term value of telling the truth even when it’s difficult. Watch this pep talk, and please share with others! Tweet This Read the article on this […]
Think about how many times a day that you must operate and act in paradox—two seemingly opposite principles like the list below – Visionary and Practical Chaotic and Orderly Results-Driven and Relationships-Driven Competitive and Supportive Detached and Sensitive Bold and Cautious Quick and Patient Strong and Vulnerable Leader and Servant Tough and Compassionate Generalist and […]
This morning, we remember Colonel Fred V. Cherry who flew west this morning, February 16, 2016. Colonel Cherry was a Prisoner of War in North Vietnam from October 1965 to February 1973, and was awarded the Air Force Cross for his heroism as a POW. He was a great friend, a true hero, and an […]
Here’s a great checklist on how to get better results by changing your thinking from friend and consultant, Peter Chatel – “Thoughts lead to actions and actions to results. So, if you want to change your results, then change your thoughts! Try starting with these ten thought starters”: Think Big-Picture – look for the wholeness […]
On this day in leadership history in 2005, the video-sharing website YouTube was activated. The service was created by three former PayPal employees in February 2005. In November 2006, it was bought by Google for US$1.65 billion. What’s the leadership lesson? They created the platform to solve a problem of video-sharing with friends. What problems […]
Happy Birthday, President Lincoln! “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” – Abraham Lincoln
During this weekend of celebrating love, we’d like to share our love for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Founded by actor, philanthropist, and friend, Gary Sinise, it honors our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build […]
40% of leaders are naturally results-oriented, 40% of leaders are naturally relationship-oriented, and 20% have characteristics of both. Which one are you? Be bold and learn more about your natural leadership tilt – Check it out, and please share!
Here’s quick leadership advice on getting your dreams to become a reality. We like Randy Samelson’s latest book, “Breakthrough: Unleashing the Power of a Proven Plan” because it’s simple, six-step planning model. Samelson says that “most dreams get stuck along the way to becoming reality. ‘Stuck’ is where dreams go to die.” To get unstuck, […]
Leaders—we need your advice. What are the tools or processes you use to keep your team aligned and organized? It could be a product, online app, meeting process, etc.—anything that’s been valuable to you. Please share your comments and suggestions in this blog post – thank you!
Confronting our personal leadership strengths and struggles not always easy, but it is necessary to grow personally and professionally. Most of the time, the one thing holding us back from achieving vision and goals is ourselves! Many leaders have used the “Courageous Leader Package” as a personal development program. Learn More and see if it’s […]