Category Archives: Change

The Sweet Salve of Success

A leadership trait that can be very valuable in the face of challenge and disappointment is the belief that everything happens for a reason. That is not to suggest that you adopt a nonchalant, do nothing attitude in the face … Read More


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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

The future of Aviation in North Carolina

I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the annual conference for the North Carolina Association of Airport Executives. Led by organizational President Mark Wiebke of Charlotte International Airport, the conference highlighted the challenges and opportunities that face aviation today. The … Read More

It ALL Starts at the TOP! LOL response to HBR post The Best Way to Discuss Ethics

By Betty Shotton, CEO LiftOFF Leadership, Llc No one that I know of really likes rules and codes…that is one of the reasons that I think values and ethics are poorly integrated into business.They are too codified and BORING Ethics … Read More

Setting goals supports change…moving the dots on the Balance Exercise

For those who attended the WAI The Fuel You Need; below is an excellent article on goal setting. A good read and helpful as you begin to move the dots on your weight and balance towards a center that works … Read More

So You’ve got the Fuel You Need…Where to from here?

What an honor for me to stand before such an inspirational group of 500 men and women in Reno, Women in Aviation International. I was so touched by the willingness of so many to share and participate; what amazing stories … Read More

Change & Kindegarten

The only person that I can change is ME! And try as they may, others cannot make me change if I don’t make that decision myself. For leaders, this is a critical thing to understand because in their capacity ,they … Read More


LIFTOFF Leadership Responds: Thanks for bringing up the subject of the “Non consciousness” in leadership. I like to refer to your use of the term as EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE. We all have it; it’s just the degree to which our behavior … Read More