The MindBodyBrain Project

Life and Leadership lessons from five and a half years as a prisoner of war with Colonel Lee Ellis

av The MindBodyBrain Project | Publicerades 5/16/2021

My guest today is a very special individual. Lee Ellis is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, award-winning author, speaker, and consultant. He was shot down and captured in the Vietnam war and spend 5 ½ years as a POW, including time at the notorious Hanoi Hilton. Lee’s military decorations include a Bronze star, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal and a Purple Heart.Lee is now an international speaker and consultant on the subjects of leadership and human performance, organisational integrity, operational effectiveness, and personal accountability.You can check out Lee's website and great books and other products here.Here's what we discuss:Start - How Lee came to join the military3:24 - Going through military training6:04 - Getting assigned to the Vietnam war7:51 - The experience of getting shot down & captured15:50 - Arriving at the Hanoi Hilton POW camp17:14 -  Torture & resistance25:56 - How aircrew personality profiles helped27:44 - The TAP CODE & POW culture32:31 - Heroic leaders in the POW camps 36:02 - The most challenging aspects of captivity39:29 - The importance of meaning & purpose41:59 - Humour & optimism45:50 - On finding out they were going home50:23 - Getting back home & readjusting

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