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The Vision for the Leading with Honor Message

The Latest 2016 Release from FreedomStar Media

The latest release from Lee Ellis is entitled Engage with Honor: Building a Culture of Courageous Accountability.  

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From the Book's Foreword -

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lee in his civilian life as a leadership consultant and have admired the way he uses those experiences to help executives develop their own leadership models. He and I share a passion for doing business the honorable way and for developing leaders who will embody the character and the values that will help lead their organizations with the highest integrity…in this new book, Lee expands the concept of honor in leadership and introduces the model to build a culture of Courageous Accountability…”

- Ralph de la Vega, Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of AT&T Business Solutions and AT&T International 



The Award-Winning Book from FreedomStar Media

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From the Book's Foreword:

"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.”

      - Senator John McCain, United States Senate


Publishers Weekly calls Leading With Honor “moving” and “inspiring.”

Foreward Reviews says it is “provocative…an exceptionally well-constructed and well-written book.” 

Business Book Summaries described it as “a gripping personal narrative” whose lessons will help leaders at all levels. 

2015 Leadership 500 Excellence Award Winner - Leadership Freedom LLC

2013 Air Force Chief of Staff Reading List Recipient - Read More

2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards 

        FINALIST - Business and Economics Category

2012 International Book Awards

WINNER - Business/Management Category | FINALIST - Non-Fiction Book Cover

2012 Indie Excellence Book Awards

        WINNER - Leadership Category | WINNER - Non-Fiction Book Cover


Make Every Step Count in Your Leadership Journey

How did American military leaders in the brutal POW camps of North Vietnam inspire their followers for six, seven, and even 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 14 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.

This book is ideal for individual or group study as a personal development, coaching, human resource development, or executive training resource.