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Leading with Honor® - Leadership Lessons Learned

A Lee Ellis FAQ –“Courage is cited by the English author and management specialist, Simon Sinek, as the main requirement for inspired leadership. Do you agree with this point of view? Why?”

Lee’s Answer –“I do agree with Simon’s statement. From years of experience as a leader and leadership consultant, I’ve seen that the most effective way to get people to develop and grow is for the leader to set the example. Leaders go first, and setting the example requires courage and vulnerability.

Moreover, leading with honor and accountability requires a mindset of humility—a willingness to engage in the struggle to balance ego and confidence with concern and caring for others. Like many attributes of leadership, this tension between confidence and humility seems paradoxical and it’s rarely easy for anyone. Believe me, as a “take-charge” personality and a former fighter pilot, I experience that tension daily. It is…

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