In the upcoming weeks I'll be discussing the book "Leading with Honor" by Lee Ellis. Ellis was a prisoner of war during Vietnam and spent five and a half years in various camps, to include the infamous "Hanoi Hilton." What he gleaned from his time as a POW are 14 leadership principles he believes inspired and motivated many of his fellow prisoners to survive, and even thrive, during interrogation, torture, and severe mistreatment. Ellis discussed how the leadership principles used during his time in Vietnam are the same Fortune 500 companies, law enforcement agencies, and other military leaders can utilize to engender extreme devotion, perseverance, and teamwork. Principles #1 -#6 fall under the category of "Leading Yourself." This is the category we'll discuss first in our next post!