New “Authentic Leadership Checklist” – Helps Apply Authentic to Daily Tasks

Leadership AdvisorsOur friends at Leadership Advisors has just released “The Authentic Leadership Checklist™”, and we wanted to share it with you.

It’s designed to help leaders consistently apply authentic leadership to daily tasks and decisions.

Download a copy, and please share it with others!

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Posted by on July 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Quote from Double Amputee, Author, and Speaker – Dan Bowman

Dana Bowman

Learn more about Dan Bowman.

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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized


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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute

Leadership and Self-DeceptionThe Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box” by The Arbinger Institute.

This excellent book uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological processes that conceal our true motivations and intentions from us and trap us in a “box” of endless self-justification. The key to leadership is not what we do, but who we are.

Click here to learn more and see reader reviews.

Have you read this book? Please share your comments!

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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized


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Leadership, Overcoming Challenges, and Bowe Bergdahl – Lee’s Latest Interview on Arise America

Lee talks about leadership, courage, and practical ways to overcome challenges in his latest interview on TV network, Arise America.

What is the best nugget that you got out of this interview? Please share your comments -

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Two Inspiring, Special Leaders – See If You Agree

Lee Ellis met two special people recently.

Jessica Cox, born without arms but the first pilot to ever be certified as a pilot by the FAA , flying with her feet.

Dana Bowman, lost both his legs in an Army skydiving accident and wears two prosthesis. His motto applies here: “It is not the Disability, it is the Ability”. Dana has over 4000 jumps.

Great leaders overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges – Be encouraged today!

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From left to right: Howard Putnam, Lee Ellis (Col. USAF Ret. former POW Viet Nam), Jessica Cox, Dana Bowman, Bill Driscoll, David Hart (former Army Ranger, and co-founder Professional SkyDiving team, Team Fastrax)

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Click here for more information about Dana Bowman.

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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized


Here’s a Frequently Asked Question that Lee Ellis receives on the topic of leadership – “What is the importance of striving to not only lead, but to lead the right way?”

Question:Lee Ellis Leadership Development

“What is the importance of striving to not only lead, but to lead the right way?”

Lee’s Answer:

“I think it goes back to finding your purpose. I am not against making money and I am out here trying to do that, but it’s finding out what you are on this earth to do besides just fattening your wallet. I see my opportunities to influence other people and people are attracted to and influenced by others who are authentic. Are you concerned about your fellow man and others around you? If so, you are going to have influence. When I played sports, the guys who were always elected captain weren’t always the flashiest, but the ones who were leading by example. We are always looking for someone to look up to.”

You can read the entire interview here.


Lee Ellis is founder and president of Leadership Freedom® LLC, a leadership and team development consulting company. He consults with Fortune 500 senior executives in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, leadership and human performance development, and succession planning. He is also a speaker and the author of the award-winning book, Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his experiences as a Vietnam POW and highlights leadership lessons learned in the camps. For more information, please visit



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Daniel Pink Quote on the Value of Work as a Utility

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