Courageous POW Spouse/Leader, Phyllis Galanti, Passes Away – Read How She Led with Honor

Phyllis Galanti Ross Perot

Phyllis Galanti, right, is being honored by businessman, politician, and POW supporter, Ross Perot Sr.

Lee Ellis and FreedomStar Media are remembering the sacrificial work and labor of a noteworthy spouse and strategic leader in the release of Vietnam POWs over 40 years ago. Phyllis Galanti, wife of fellow Vietnam POW Paul Galanti USN (Ret), passed away on April 23, 2014 after complications related to her battle with leukemia, and her interment is in Washington D.C. this week.

We’ve created a page describing her courageous work and life for the love and support of her husband and country. Thank you for joining us in honoring this very special lady to Lee and his fellow POWs -

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Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Download the Authentic Leadership Checklist

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Our friends at Leadership Advisors have released “The Authentic Leadership Checklist” – check it out and see how it can improve your daily leadership!

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Posted by on August 30, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today for August 29th

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“There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. It goes without saying that no company, small or large, can win over the long run without energized employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it.” – Jack Welch

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Posted by on August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Honoring Fellow POW and Military Leaders, Col. Larry Guarino, in His Recent Passing

Larry GuarinoOne of Lee Ellis’ fellow POWs passed away recently, and we wanted to share this special tribute for Col Larry Guarino USAF (Ret).

He was captured and taken as a Prisoner of War in Vietnam and spent 2,800 days in captivity. After his release on February 12, 1973, he served as Deputy Commander of the 6550th Air Base Group at Patrick AFB, Florida, from December 1973 until his retirement from the Air Force on July 3, 1975. Col. Guarino was the only Vietnam POW to have flown combat missions over Hanoi in a previous war. Earlier in his military career, he was commissioned in 1943 as a pilot flying Spitfire aircraft in WWII.

“He was a very unforgettable person,” said his daughter-in-law, Carolyn Guarino. “He had a lot of spirit. He always kept that energy and spirit to the end.”

We honor Col. Larry Guarino for his faithful service and leadership.

Read More in this local news article.

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Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Who Says the “Whack a Mole” Leader is the Most Effective in Business? A New Study Says Otherwise

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Who says the “Whack a Mole” leader is the most effective in business?

This article from shares that humble CEOs are best for business, and they have the information to back it up.

Check out this article, and let us know what you think –

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Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Here’s a Frequently Asked Leadership Question from Young, Next Generation Leaders

Here’s a Frequently Asked Leadership Question from young, next generation leaders –

Question –

“During your POW experience, your leadership training came as much from watching others as reflecting on your own experience?”

Answer –

“Yes. I’m watching different styles of leadership, as a junior-ranking guy, and watching how different people respond in different ways. They say values are more caught than taught – I was just catching certain mindsets about leadership that were very important.

You couldn’t pretend there, for instance. Whatever was there was real. Whatever you said, you were going to be put to the test.

Seeing that, and seeing the sacrifice, I said as a leader I must be willing to do the very best you can, but I also have to be willing to sacrifice and not be afraid.

I’ve always wanted to be a leader. I’ve always wanted to be in charge. In the POW camp, I wasn’t, so I was always thinking. I learned a lot by watching these guys and how they did it. In the Air Force, I was a leader for most of my career after I got back. I had a chance to put some of this stuff to the test, and I found it worked – not because I was the smartest guy in the room, but because I had good leadership and was surrounded by good people.”

Click Here to learn more about Lee’s POW experience and the leadership lessons that he learned there.

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Posted by on August 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Leadership on This Day in History – “The Communist Control Act”

EisenhowerOn this Day in History, President Eisenhower signs the “Communist Control Act” in 1954. Its purpose is outlaw the Communist Party and anyone sympathizing or participating with Communist ideology from serving in public service in the United States of America.

The Act was one of many bills drafted with the intention of protecting America from the potential threat posed by the international Communists. During this time, some argued that “the pursuit of subversive aims even by peaceful means should [have been] outlawed.” Thus, many opposed Communism because of its supposed “subversive aim” to undermine democracy. In the words of the prominent sociologist Ernest van den Haag, there was “no place in democracy for those who want[ed] to abolish [it] even with a peaceful vote.”

We’re grateful for this intentional step to preserve the democracy and freedom of America.

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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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