Author Archives: LiftOff Leadership

About LiftOff Leadership

Betty Shotton is a nationally recognized leadership author and motivational speaker. With a lifetime of experience as a CEO and Entrepreneur, she is passionate about the responsibility and opportunity that leadership has to create a magnificent future. Her audiences are inspired to seek broader perspectives and climb to higher altitudes as they face challenging and volatile business & economic climates. Her most requested presentations are A Journey to Exceptional Leadership, Defying Gravity & High Altitude Leadership. You can see her in action on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rq_CsLRshEg) She blogs (http://liftoffleadership.com/lets-talk-leadership-blog/) and writes. "Liftoff Leadership, 10 Principles for Exceptional Leadership", her first book, sold out in 18 months. She is working on her next. Visit her website www.liftoffleadership; it is loaded with leadership resources. She welcomes your interest via FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

“I AM ENOUGH” An affirmation of our individual lives

Dr. Brene Brown, a research sociologist at the University of Houston, shares her perspective on the value of vulnerability . She touches on the core of human suffering and encourages us to understand that we are a combination of good … Read More

LEADERSHIP WEBINAR A Journey to Exceptional Leadership

Enjoy a one hour  leadership webinar sponsored by The University of Virginia Alumni Services.   http://www.alumni.virginia.edu/career/events/library.aspx

Join Me for “A Journey to Exceptional Leadership” Webinar this Friday

The University of Virginia has a Friday Forum webinar series. Join me this Friday February 17th from noon to 1pm for a look at your unique leadership character. Gain insights as to what makes you exceptional. http://www.alumni.virginia.edu/career/events/webinars.aspx Here is the … Read More

Can We Be Trusted?

According to the latest National Leadership Index put out by the Harvard Kennedy School, 68% of Americans don’t trust or have confidence in leadership. It would be convenient and expedient to dismiss this as a measure of our frustration with politicians but … Read More

Appearance on NBC17 My Carolina Today

http://www2.nbc17.com/lifestyles/2011/nov/14/liftoff-leadership-vi-37903/

POSSIBILITY = YOUR INNER FIGHTER PILOT

Make possibility your perspective Betty Shotton LIFTOFF LEADERSHIP Market volatility, regulatory and political change, prolonged financial stress, stubborn personnel issues – these are facts of life for a leader in today’s economic and business climates.

ACCOUNTABILITY ALTRUISM AWE Exceptional Leadership Attributes

This is a recent interview with My Carolina Today, NBC17 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Valonda Calloway was a wonderful and energetic host.It ‘s a short reminder of these magnificent leadership  traits. Try out an  altruistic gesture at the office today; … Read More

DEAR STEVE JOBS

To: Steve Jobs From: Betty Shotton Date: October 24,2011 Dear Steve, I’m not sure you will remember me but I wrote you a letter in August of 1985. At the time I was thirty three and smack dab in the … Read More

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CNBC OP-ED The Gift of Adversity by Betty Shotton

An Executive Editor at CNBC.com asked my PR firm Monteiro & Co, if they knew of an author who could write on their experiences as being a woman in a man’s world of business. They got me. This was the … Read More

Interview with Wayne Turmel of The Cranky Middle Manager Show

This was a FUN interview for me. Wayne has a down to earth, practical and humorous approach to doling out advice for leaders and managers. Click on the link below to hear our recent interview about the book, courage and … Read More