Tag Archives: The character & Conduct of Leaders

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

WHERE IS THE CG?

WHERE IS THE CG? The Leadership Challenge of Finding Balance There are lots of critical numbers in aviation; airspeed, stall speed, never exceed speed, magnetic headings, engine temperatures…there are hundreds of numerical indicators that keep planes and passengers aloft and … Read More

LEADERSHIP Presentation to Human Resource leaders & professionals in Hampton Roads, Va

A Journey to Exceptional Leadership to be presented in Hampton Roads, Va May 10, 2012 http://www.linkedin.com/osview/canvas?_ch_page_id=1&_ch_panel_id=1&_ch_app_id=2000&_applicationId=2000&_ownerId=0&appParams=%7B”event

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

“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

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

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