From Prisoner of War to Leadership Expert

November 7, 1967 set Lee Ellis, an Air Force fighter pilot, on a new adventure he hadn’t planned and didn’t desire. In a bombing raid over North Vietnam, here’s what happened: “Suddenly, an explosion rocked our aircraft. A terrifying sound, like marbles in a blender, alerted me that the metal of our expensive flying machine was ripping apart. The cockpit was still intact, but it was rapidly filling with smoke. The control stick was frozen. . .and we were tumbling end over end through the sky.”

Fortunately, Ellis ejected. Unfortunately, North Vietnamese combatants captured him. He stayed at the now infamous “Hanoi Hilton,” the sarcastic name applied to the prison camp that also housed the POW we would come to know as Senator John McCain.

After his release from the service, Lee Ellis started sharing the leadership lessons he learned for survival. He has become a popular speaker and consultant for leading corporations. Now his book–Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton–makes his valuable concepts about communication, morale, team building, and motivation available to a larger public.

I invite you to watch my brief video review of this stirring book, steeped in patriotism and in outstanding management advice.

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CONTACT LEE ELLIS
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Drew Brees–Champion Player and Person

They said he was too short to play quarterback in the NFL. They said he’d never overcome a horrendous shoulder injury. They said the New Orleans Saints had always been losers, and would continue to be cellar dwellers. Yet Drew Brees proved that the naysayers and critics were wrong on every one of those points. Winning the 2009 Super Bowl silenced his doubters.

In the brief video above, you’ll see why I recommend that you read, underline, and re-read Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity. You’ll embrace Brees’ astounding ability to even refer to adversityas a friend. I explain that in the video.

You can be sure that I will be sharing the Drew Brees story and quoting portions of this book, as I did in the video, in my keynote motivational speeches at conferences and conventions.

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