Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton

Make Every Step Count on Your Leadership JourneyHow 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 prMake Every Step Count on Your Leadership JourneyHow 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 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.
Leading With Honor Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton Make Every Step Count on Your Leadership JourneyHow 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

  • Title: Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton
  • Author: Lee Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780983879305
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Leadership, one of the most important yet, unfortunately, looked over personality traits. This trait is one that proved important for Lee Ellis when he was shot down and taken prisoner in Vietnam. The main character is Lee Ellis himself. This book not only shows his struggles in the prisoner camp, but it shows how those experiences can help benefit everyone in their everyday lives. Some of the Struggles he has is the torture. The Vietnamese would torture prisoners in order to get information fro [...]

    2. The commentary on leadership struggled to hold my attention, but the stories from the POW camps in Vietnam made this a four star book.

    3. Col.Lee Ellis, is truly an amazing example for us all. He hits the nail on the head with his leadership lessons as he relates them to his 5+ years as a POW during Viet Nam war. His storyLee Ellis, a 24 year old USAF F-4 fighter pilot, flew 53 combat missions over North Viet Nam. In 1967, his plane was shot down over enemy territory and held captive in Hanoi and other nearby POW camps for over 5 years. Ejected his plane, was injured, captured, tortured and held captive in various POW camps includ [...]

    4. A wonderful book by a true patriot and hero. In his book Ellis uses vignettes from his civilian consulting experiences and his military leadership roles to illustrate his views on effective and honorable leadership. He shares stories and his experiences as a prisoner of war during Vietnam for more than five years highlighting his first hand accounts of leadership in times that could break men's minds, bodies and souls. In these stories the reader can see that effective leadership can bolster spi [...]

    5. Great principles that become immediately evident in any sort of leadership or managerial role. The real world examples provided excellent illustrations of the principles in action.

    6. There are many books on leadership and personal growth out there. Many of them suffer from being what worked for one person or in one situation now made into a formula that is supposed to work for every personality and in every situation. This book mostly avoids that and has some practical advice along with the author's story of suffering at the hands of the Vietnamese as a POW. He uses his experience and the experience of his fellow POWs to illustrate how to lead starting with how to lead yours [...]

    7. After hearing Lee speak at a Leadership Meeting, I could not wait to read his book. There are not words to describe how I felt while reading what he and other soldiers were made to endure. They took leadership to the extreme! I admire how Lee took their story and shared it in a way that others could learn, take from it and port tactics into their leadership practices. Job Well Done! End of chapter questions lend themselves well for a self-guided study and creation of a leadership plan aligned wi [...]

    8. Amazing how Col Ellis was able to put together a narrative of his POW experience, from beginning to end, and weave his own leadership insights throughout the book. His lessons on leadership, from within the POW camps to the world of businesses and other hierarchical organizations may prove useful for many, and should cause some to pause for reflection, asking if they're truly acting with integrity, being true to their own core beliefs and doing what's right, not what's easy.

    9. Reframing 5 and a half years as a POW into a study in leadership is an incredible accomplishment. Lee Ellis describes the horrific treatment of prisoners through the lens of leadership qualities and what can be learned from the leadership among those same prisoners. It makes us examine our own leadership behaviors through far less threatening scenarios. I highly recommend this book to aspiring leaders and reflective leaders throughout the leadership journey.

    10. So you think you have challenges in life? Hardly, read this book and how Lee Ellis (and other POWs) truly suffered for years and came through stronger and returned with Honor. And then to take those hard-learned lessons and make them apply to our livesenjoy the read.

    11. I thought the book was fantastic. I have to say, it left me teary eyed, especially towards the end. There are plenty of information to help leaders whether in the military or a private organization, but reading through their experiences were very enlightening.

    12. Good book, the author used his Vietnam POW experiences to highlight several good leadership techniques. Each chapter has a self-evaluation section at the end to look at your own experiences and see how you are doing in different areas of leadership.

    13. There are many books on leadership and personal growth out there. There also lots of books on the Vietnam POW experience. This one uses Vietnam POW experiences to articulate good leadership. Since my interest lies in the latter, I skipped the former. It was still a good read.

    14. Wonderful book on leadership with examples of Vietnam Pows, including John McCain. Incredible stories of courage and bravery that I never knew. Generally, the returnees weren't treated well. But many, many did remarkable things that honored them and our country.

    15. What a leader he was at such a young age after being shot down--this book teaches so many leadership lessons. I really enjoyed the out come of the book, his insight at business and military life and how the two grew as one. I Highly recommend this book.

    16. From captivity to release, Lee Ellis tells the POW story of survival, teamwork, and honor. A very insightful and detailed book; a must-read for all Americans!

    17. Good book by a great American. Relatively short book. Honest account of life as a POW in Hanoi, and life lessons learned. Content sometimes tough, as one might imagine.

    18. Enlightening and inspirational leadership lessons from a former POW who spent five years in the infamous Hanoi Hilton.

    19. Amazing POW book. teaches you how to become a great leader. This book is very interesting teaches you how the pow comunicated.

    20. Brought me to great reflection and gratitude for the suffering undergone to maintain our freedoms and to be true to something greater than oneself.

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