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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

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

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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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

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

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

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.

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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