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Leading with Honor Wisdom for Today, March 27, 2015

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“For those who fought for it, freedom has a taste the protected will never know.” – Unknown

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life”

Decent People Decent CompanyHere’s the Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – Decent People, Decent Company: How to Lead with Character at Work and in Life by Robert and Lyn Turknett.

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of CEOs, managers and teams, this husband-and-wife team provides both the inspiration and the tools to help people identify the eight essential traits of leadership character: empathy, emotional mastery, lack of blame, humility, accountability, courage, self-confidence and focus on the whole.

Click Here to learn more. If you’ve read this book, please share your comments in this forum!

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Impressive Students Leading the Way – Honoring Vietnam POWs

During the Nam POW reunion at the Wyndham River walk Hotel San Antonio, Lee and Mary took time to visit with five history students and their teacher Coach Bryan Degner from Boerne (TX) Middle School North. They are preparing for state competition in a history project and have already done considerable research on the POW experience. They came with a list of excellent questions and took extensive notes.

Coach Degner’s leadership these young people was so evident and reminded us of the power of teachers to influence the next with generation of youth. Kudos to teacher and students for the excellent work they are doing. It was an honor to be with them.

Lee and Mary are pictured here with Coach Bryan Degner from Boerne (TX) Middle School North and his students.

Lee and Mary are pictured here with Coach Bryan Degner from Boerne (TX) Middle School North and his students.

 
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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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A Special Group of Leaders – Vietnam POW Reunion Event in San Antonio TX – See Inside

Lee and his wife, Mary, had a great weekend spending time with his former Vietnam POW comrades in San Antonio TX at the annual NAM-POW Reunion. This special group of heroes continues to live and lead with honor by sharing their experience and expertise with others. Below are some photos from their time together –

At the Freedom Flyer reunion (560FTS Randolph AFB) Lee pointing to his name on a 55 Chevy that contains the names of all POWs and MIAs from South East Asia.

At the Freedom Flyer reunion (560FTS Randolph AFB) Lee pointing to his name on a 55 Chevy that contains the names of all POWs and MIAs from South East Asia.

With Alvin Townley at the Freedom Flyer reunion at Randolph AFB with friend  Alvin Townley, author of the great book Defiant about the eleven Vietnam  POWs who lived in the Alcatraz prison in Hanoi.

With Alvin Townley at the Freedom Flyer reunion at Randolph AFB with friend Alvin Townley, author of the great book Defiant about the eleven Vietnam POWs who lived in the Alcatraz prison in Hanoi.

Lee with his friend, cell mate, and longtime mentor, Col Jay Jayroe. The black (now faded to gray) pajamas on the mannequin are Lee’s prison outfit that he wore for more than five years -- at least on cold days.

Lee with his friend, cell mate, and longtime mentor, Col Jay Jayroe. The black (now faded to gray) pajamas on the mannequin are Lee’s prison outfit that he wore for more than five years — at least on cold days.

At the 560th FTS, Hangar 12 Randolph AFB, TX, with Lee’s young friends, Colin and Kittye Surrette. Colin is 92 and was a heroic aviator in WW II and Korea.  He joins the event every year as a special guest at the Freedom Flyer Reunion in San Antonio.  Colin and Kittye (88) walk four miles a day in a nearby mall and have done this for many years.  His energy and love of life is inspiring to everyone.

At the 560th FTS, Hangar 12 Randolph AFB, TX, with Lee’s young friends, Colin and Kittye Surrette. Colin is 92 and was a heroic aviator in WW II and Korea. He joins the event every year as a special guest at the Freedom Flyer Reunion in San Antonio. Colin and Kittye (88) walk four miles a day in a nearby mall and have done this for many years. His energy and love of life is inspiring to everyone.

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Lee with his POW buddies at the Nam Pow reunion – Col Bill Austin, Lee, General Chuck Boyd, Capt. (USN) Ray Alcorn, and Col Elmo Baker. Per Lee, they were all great cellmates over the years and fellow air warriors from the old days. They remain close friends after all these years.

Lee with his POW buddies at the Nam Pow reunion – Col Bill Austin, Lee, General Chuck Boyd, Capt. (USN) Ray Alcorn, and Col Elmo Baker. Per Lee, they were all great cellmates over the years and fellow air warriors from the old days. They remain close friends after all these years.

Lee at the Freedom Flyer running with his wife, Mary, and his old airplane, the T-38 Talon.

Lee at the Freedom Flyer running with his wife, Mary, and his old airplane, the T-38 Talon.

 

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Giving Back Spotlight – The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program

Yellow Ribbon Program

Lee believes deeply in giving back to the community, and he and his wife Mary are longtime supporters of the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program.

Deployment and mobilization can be a very stressful time for service members and their families—in particular, multiple deployments as they’re experiencing today. The Yellow Ribbon Program’s mission is to assist, collaborate, and partner with agencies at the lowest level possible in order to provide service members, veterans, and their family members with informational events and activities, referrals, and proactive outreach services throughout the phases of deployment or mobilization.

We’re grateful for this worthwhile organization – Click to Learn More!

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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Lee Presents at the Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Lee had the honor of presenting his experience and expertise to 250 members of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta this week. He’s pictured here with club president, Robin Frazer Clark. Many of their members are also former Vietnam veterans. We’re so grateful that this regional legal community is seeking to lead with honor and character!

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Lee is pictured here with Lawyers Club of Atlanta President, Robin Frazer Clark.

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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May I Join You for Spring Break? Thanks for the Invite – See Inside

Leading with Honor Audio

Also available in Audible digital audio format – Click to Learn More

Need an interesting book to listen while on the road during Spring Break? Leading with Honor is available as an audio book narrated by Lee Ellis, or you can download it on Audible. In his own words, listen as he shares the stories of his POW experience, and soak in a life and leadership lesson at the same time!

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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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