Category Archives: A Crisis in Leadership

COUNTING & CARING A Winning Combination for Leadership Success

I can’t prove it, but I suspect that in 1985 I was the only MBA, Fortune 500 trained, CEO in Duck, North Carolina. Back then Duck was still a sleepy, small seaside town. But things were about to change. A … Read More

Start your day with this Simple but powerful Reminder of Choice by the late John O’Donohue

THE ART OF DEVELOPING A BEAUTIFUL MIND John O’Donohue The world is not simply there. Everything and everyone we see, we view through the lenses of our thoughts. Your mind is where your thoughts arise and form. It is not … Read More

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The Power of Accountability in Leadership: Investor’s Business Daily Interview with Betty Shotton

Take Responsibility Instead Of Blaming Others By STEVE WATKINS, FOR INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY Posted 07/19/2012 01:30 PM ET Hold yourself accountable for outcomes instead of waiting for others to do it for you. The concept will spread across your firm, productivity will … Read More

PRIVATE GAIN AT PUBLIC EXPENSE

The story continues. Banks and investment firms put their own interests and wealth accumulation  before the needs of their clients and customers. Despite public outrage at the reckless and self serving behavior that has unfortunately come to characterize many at … 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

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

A JOURNEY TO EXCEPTIONAL LEADERSHIP

A SEVEN MINUTE VIDEO EVERY LEADER SHOULD WATCH Make sure to watch it full screen by clicking on the bottom right corner.

THE PERFECT LEADER ?

THE PERFECT LEADER? When I was researching current leaders that exemplified the attributes I was writing about for LIFTOFF LEADERSHIP, I repeatedly ran into a dilemma. It seemed that just as soon as I had found a great example of … Read More

Leadership’s Role in Shaping Our Future

Balance is a universal law and when extremes are reached, forces will appear to level the playing field whether those fields are financial systems, governments, societies, or the environment. We are witnessing pervasive imbalances in all corners of society worldwide and … Read More

Three Attributes to Overcome Fear and Move through Setbacks

I watched President Obama’s TV address this afternoon and was gratified to hear him cite the important role of values in the conduct and character of our elected officials, in our men and women who serve in the military and … Read More