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Powerful Lessons Learned in Captivity: Vietnam POW to Speak on Leadership
Accompanying The Vietnam Memorial is an eerie silence serving as a sobering reminder that the wounds inflicted on our nation have yet to fully heal. The vivid and painful memories of one of the darkest periods in our history are etched in the minds of veterans and civilians alike. For Lee Ellis, who spent over five years in the Hanoi Hilton, harnessing those memories has ingrained a stout leadership style which he conveys to others today.

Ellis experienced freedom on March 14th, 1973 - after being held in captivity and squalor. Fourteen days later, the last POW returned home. This month, Lee returns to our nation’s capital to relate his experiences and discuss the powerful leadership lessons they taught.

On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Lee Ellis will be in Washington, D.C., speaking about his experiences and signing copies of his new book, "Leading With Honor," at the University Club Military History Legion. On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Lee will be conducting a book signing at the Pentagon. He is available to offer his story and expertise to your readers in the days leading up to his visit.

Along with his inspiring story as a POW in Vietnam, Lee will offer your readers tips on:

• Finding their career freedom

• Knowing yourself

• Bouncing back and being resilient

• Breaking the “nice” eggshell

• Building cohesive teams

Lee Ellis is the author of “Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton” and the president of Leadership Freedom, a leadership and team development consulting and coaching company. Lee has consulted with Fortune 500 companies in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, executive development and succession planning for more than 15 years.


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