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.

PRE-ORDER FROM AMAZON
Though the book will not hit the market until May, you can pre-order from Amazon, using this link:
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CONTACT LEE ELLIS
His Web site provides his contact information:
http://www.leadershipfreedom.com

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“Leadership Freedom” Speaker Endorses My Coaching

When Lee Ellis–Colonel, USAF (Ret.)–contacted me, he was designing his speech for a dynamic audience–the national conference for the Collegegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Starting weeks ahead, we strengthened his content and sharpened his delivery, using video to assess his presentation progress.

Speaking about his Vietnam War experiences–being shot down in 1967 (after flying 53 combat mission) and held captive for five and a half years–he titled his talk, “Building Strength from the Inside Out.”

When our Speech Coaching sessions concluded, Lee offered his brief video testimonial about my services. Watch the video at the top of this blog page.

LEE’S REPORT ABOUT THE EVENT
Immediately after the conference in Kansas City, Lee drove to Iowa to visit a long-time military associate and friend. On his way, he called to tell me that his audience responded enthusiastically to his presentation–not only during his speech, but afterward when they came by his exhibit booth. As his Speech Coach, I was proud of his accomplishment–and grateful for the opportunity to work with him.

CONTACT LEE ABOUT PURCHASING A PRE-PUBLICATION COPY OF HIS BOOK

Colonel Ellis will welcome your inquiry about ordering a pre-publication copy of his upcoming book, Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton. His e-mail address:
mailto:lellis@leadershipfreedom.com

His Web site:
http://www.leadershipfreedom.com

Also, Colonel Ellis will welcome your inquiry about his professional speaking and training offerings.

VISIT MY SPEECH COACHING PAGE
Are you–Like Colonel Ellis–ready for highly professional, personalized Speech Coaching? Then visit my Speech Coaching page, by clicking on the link under Colonel Ellis’ video. Or use this link:
http://tinyurl.com/otlcgz