Category Archives: Authenticity

The Best Things in Life are Free

If ever there is an awesome place to go mountain biking, DuPont State Forest south of Asheville, NC is it! With sunshine and blue skies beckoning, my husband and I recently grabbed our water bottles, strapped the bikes on the … Read More

IT PAYS TO HAVE INTEGRITY

I arrived at the Lenoir Golf Club in Lenoir, North Carolina this morning at 6:30am. I was their speaker/program for the morning . I was prepared and ready to talk with these leaders about the importance of balancing the financial … Read More

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“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

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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INVESTOR’S DAILY Interview with Betty Shotton, Author of LIFTOFF LEADERSHIP 9-30-2011

When you hold yourself and others accountable for actions good or bad, you build a culture where people don’t make excuses. They’re able to reach their full potential. “It’s essential to investigate causes (of problems), but not to blame anyone … Read More

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

What’s Up with Leadership (lack of) in Washington?

Two key principles for effective leadership are missing from the cast of elected characters in Washington: authenticity and altruism. Authenticity : Human beings intuitively sense when someone is superficial; saying something that sounds good but disguises underlying truths. From listening to the rhetoric of … Read More