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A Journey to Exceptional Leadership

Originally Aired
February 17, 2012
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Betty Shotton
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Take a moment and ask yourself, WHO AM I AS A LEADER? How do I affect the lives of those who follow and the communities that I serve? Join Betty Shotton in an exploration of your unique leadership character. With a passion for the important role that leaders play in the evolution of our societies, she will put leadership into the context of today’s economic, financial and political climate. From there she will lead a discussion of attributes that make for exceptional leadership, followed by a value clarification exercise to identify your own. Practical and provocative, this exploration into your character is an important step in aligning who you are with what you do. This is a good session for leaders who seek to increase their capacity to lead and for those who are in a career transition. Bring an open mind and a sense of adventure for a journey to exceptional leadership.

About Betty Shotton

Betty Shotton (Col ’74) is an avid speaker, author and advocate for leadership accountability and contribution. With over 35 years as a CEO and entrepreneur, she has founded and led six companies. Her largest endeavor went public (NYSE) as part of a roll-up and is known today as ResortQuest International, a part of Wyndham Worldwide, one of the world’s largest hospitality companies. In a commitment to providing reliable air transportation for her community she spearheaded the establishment of two regional commercial airlines. She has served on the Boards of the First Flight Foundation and Cape Air out of Barnstable, Ma. As a pilot she is one of less than 850 women in the US with an ATP (Airline Transport Pilot) and holds commercial privileges. She is the sponsor of two scholarships at the University of Virginia; the Larry Simpson Internship and Women with Wings at the Engineering School.

During her career she has been a pioneer for women in the areas of business management and aviation.

She was in the first class of women admitted to the University of Virginia, has her MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University, was in the first wave of women recruited for management at Philip Morris USA and is part of the small cadre of women who have been owners and leaders of aviation companies.

Betty lives on Ocracoke Island and in Black Mountain, North Carolina with her husband Chris Hyland.

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