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[Podcast] Leading with Honor

About This Episode

In this episode, you will learn to:

  • Uncover the extraordinary resilience and adaptive leadership skills developed in challenging circumstances.

  • Embrace the power of authenticity and vulnerability in leadership to build trust and inspire others.

  • Master the art of balancing achieving results with nurturing meaningful relationships for sustained success.

  • Navigate difficult conversations and foster a culture of accountability to drive organizational growth and development.

  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and adaptability to thrive in today's rapidly changing business environment.

Meet Lee Ellis

Lee Ellis is Founder and President of Leading with Honor® and Freedom Star Media®. He is an award-winning author, leadership coach, and expert speaker in the areas of leadership, teambuilding, and human performance. His past clients include Fortune 500 senior executives and C-Level leaders in telecommunications, healthcare, military, and other business sectors. Some of his media appearances include interviews on networks such as CNN, CBS This Morning, C-SPAN, ABC World News, Fox News Channel, plus hundreds of engagements in various industry sectors throughout the world.

Early in his career, Lee served as an Air Force fighter pilot flying fifty-three combat missions over North Vietnam. In 1967, he was shot down and held as a POW for more than five years in Hanoi and surrounding camps. For his wartime service, he was awarded two Silver Stars, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star with Valor device, the Purple Heart, and POW Medal. Lee resumed his Air Force career, serving in leadership roles of increasing responsibility including command of a flying squadron and leadership development organizations before retiring as a colonel.

Lee has a BA in History and a MS in Counseling and Human Development. He is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College and the Air War College. He has authored or co-authored six books on leadership and career development. Lee’s book entitled Leading with Honor®: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton has received multiple awards since its release including Winner in the 2012 International Book Awards in the Business and Management Category, and selection on the 2013 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List. His latest bestselling book is entitled Captured by Love: Inspiring True Romance Stories from Vietnam POWs.

Lee and his wife Mary reside in the Atlanta GA area and have four grown children and six grandchildren.

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