Author Archives: Lee Ellis

About Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis is President and founder of Leadership Freedom, a leadership and team development consulting and coaching company, and FreedomStar Media, a publishing company that provides leadership resources and training. Lee's newest book, Leading with Honor, shares his POW experience and the 14 leadership principles that helped him and his compatriots survive. Lee’s previous book, Leading Talents, Leading Teams, was published by Northfield Publishing and shares in-depth team development concepts based on their innate gifts and talents.

Leaders of Turnarounds and Surviving Change

Editor’s Note: While this article is about CEOs the leadership advice applies to anyone in a leadership position. by Marshall Goldsmith When times are tough, becoming a new leader or CEO from outside the organization is both a blessing and … Continue reading

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Managers and The Potted Plant Syndrome

There was a boss who complained that everyone around him was a “potted plant.”  He couldn’t understand why his managers wouldn’t take charge of an idea or come up with solutions. In his management meetings, if a manager suggested how to handle … Continue reading

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How to Communicate Effectively and Persuasively

by Judith Glaser for SuccessTelevision.biz Our brains are incredibly sensitive to nuances and meta-messages. Our need to belong and to be important in each others’ eyes is strong; yet there are many ways we signal each other that show that … Continue reading

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Is Your Talent Sitting on the Bench or Dis-Engaged?

by Marshall Goldsmith Finding, retaining, and developing talent is one of the toughest business challenges executives face. It’s made even tougher because many of the practices executives use don’t work in today’s uncertain environment. With the absence of job security … Continue reading

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Effectively Manage Conflict and Communication Skills

Check out our new Effective Communication Skills Videos. by Mike Rogers Keeping a cool head during conflict can sometimes be difficult. Especially when the conflict is perceived as or becomes personal. If you think there is a good chance there … Continue reading

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Leadership Skills and Self Awareness

If you’re in the business of talent acquisition or global strategic sourcing, you might not be worried about your best talent bolting. After all, we still have high unemployment numbers. But, what happens when your competition takes a different strategy and realizes your team … Continue reading

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Choosing to Stay Positive When Bad Luck Happens

Success is an Attitude! Meeting opener DVD: Stephen Covey and others on positive attitude. Wisdom of Winning Teams: Competition, Change, Commitment, Innovation and Energy – 5 key concepts to move your team forward with Bill Bradley, Jack Welch and others by Bud Bilanich Stuff happens: good … Continue reading

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How to Empower Leadership and Generate New Ideas

by Michael Lee Stallard How do you boost creativity in meetings? The key here is to tap the “corporate mind.” The root work of “corporation” is the Latin word “corpus.” It means “body.” The definition of “corporation” is “a body … Continue reading

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