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How did American Military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, or eight years to remain committed to the mission, resist a cruel enemy, and return home with honor? What leadership principles engendered such extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork?
In this powerful and practical book, Lee Ellis, a former Air Force pilot, candidly talks about his five and a half years of captivity and the fourteen key leadership principles behind this amazing story. As a successful executive coach and corporate consultant, he helps leaders of Fortune 500 companies, healthcare executives, small business owners, and entrepreneurs utilize these same pressure-tested principles to increase their personal and organizational success.
In Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, you will learn: courageous lessons from POW leaders facing torture in the crucible of captivity, how successful teams are applying these same lessons and principles, and how to implement these lessons using the Coaching sessions provided in each chapter.
In the book's Foreword, Senator John McCain states, ''In Leading with Honor, Lee draws from the POW experience, including some of his own personal story, to illustrate the crucial impact of leadership on the success of any organization. He highlights lessons and principles that can be applied to every leadership situation.''
This book is ideal for individual or group study as a personal development, coaching, human resource development, or executive training resource.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Freedomstar Media
Publication Date: 2012
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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. As a decorated war hero, he moved on to command 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 has authored or co-authored four books on leadership and career development, and his latest book is entitled Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton.
Lee and his wife Mary reside in the Atlanta GA area and have four grown children and six grandchildren.
''In Leading with Honor, Lee uses gripping stories from the POW camps to engage the reader and teach invaluable principles of leadership. I highly recommend this book for developing leaders at all levels in any organization, military of civilian.'' - William R. Looney III, General USAF (Ret)
''In the crowded world of books on leadership, Lee Ellis's unique contribution, Leading with Honor, rises well above the standard fare on this topic. His book is so authentic in that he has personally experienced most of the lessons he promotes. In short, he's ''been there, done that'' in terms of ''knowing himself'' and ''knowing others.'' The book strongly provides keen insights on the subject and he persuasively integrates leadership with such vital values concepts such as conscience, trust, principles and honor -- topics too often lost today. This book far exceeds anything I've seen and it's story telling style woven into strong, practical wisdom makes it hard to put down. I enthusiastically commend Leading with Honor to leaders seeking to synchronize their personal styles with the challenges of managing diverse people and tasks.'' - Archie B. Carroll, Director, Nonprofit Management & Community Service Program and Professor of Management Emeritus, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia
"Successful leadership involves both fundamental principles and their practical application. In Leading With Honor, Lee Ellis identifies bedrock principles of leadership which, like tempered steel, were forged in the crucible of a North Vietnamese Prisoner of War camp. He then clearly and artfully applies them to contemporary leadership situations in an eminently practical and engaging manner. In short, there are thousands of leadership books and leadership 'experts,' but few can hope to approach the authenticity which Lee Ellis brings to Leading With Honor. Highly recommended for leaders of all ages and experience levels!" - Hon. John Scott Redd, Vice Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.), First Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Founding Commander of the U. S. Fifth Fleet
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