Mr. Gus Lee
Award Winning Best Selling Author, Ethicist and
Chair of Character Development for The Simon Center
for the Professional Military Ethic (SCPME)
Gus Lee is a nationally-recognized ethicist, leadership expert, executive character coach, inspirational speaker and best-selling author of six books. He is the Chief Learning & Education Officer for Integware and a consultant to Fortune 500s, government agencies and business schools such as Lockheed Martin, the Securities and Exchange Commission and Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
He is a former corporate executive VP, chief operating officer, government senior executive, acting deputy attorney general, senior deputy district attorney, Senate ethics investigator, FBI trainer and Army officer who has served in the Infantry and JAG and jumped with the ROK Airborne. A member of a single-parent immigrant family, he was mentored by H. Norman Schwarzkopf at West Point and Holocaust survivor and Nuremberg prosecutor Edgar Bodenheimer at the University of California’s King Hall School of Law. He has authored five best-sellers, to include Courage: The Backbone of Leadership, which is endorsed by GEN (Ret) Schwarzkopf, Warren Bennis and Don McCabe, founder of the Center for Academic Integrity. He is a thought leader for Development Dynamics International, Kansas City Police Departments and the Praevius Group. He was an adjunct for the USC Graduate School of Business, the Center for Creative Leadership and the U.S. OPM. He and Diane have raised three adult children of high character.
Gus advocates Courageous Leadership and the Buddy Check System as clear paths - and the only known short cuts - to equip leaders to demonstrate morally courageous conduct despite pressure and fear.