Thursday, October 13, 2011

Liftoff Leadership

My neighbor, Betty Shotton, has just had a new book published, Liftoff leadership, 10 Principles for Exceptional Leadership.

Betty and her husband Chris spend much of the year in "the little yellow house" on Howard Street, but I have never known much about her 35 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader, and pilot. I have just always known her as a friendly, upbeat neighbor. According to a description of her book, Betty is calling on business leaders to demonstrate more than financial acumen. In the true spirit of the best of island living, Betty is encouraging business and economic leaders to develop and project strength of character and unshakable principle, especially vision, accountability, and altruism.

Come on out to Books to be Red this Saturday from 4 - 6 pm for the national launch of Betty's book. Debbie Wells is catering...and Zillies is providing the spirits!

"LiftOff Leadership is grounded in the author's far-ranging experience as a leader, full of sound guidance for professional growth, and wonderfully well-written. In a market crowded with leadership books, this one deserves special attention."

-Parker J. Palmer, Founder and Senior Partner of The Center for Courage & Renewal; Author of Healing the Heart of Democracy, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach

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  1. Anonymous6:06 AM

    If Parker Palmer gives it a good review I will certainly read it!

  2. Anonymous4:42 AM

    Sounds like a winner to me!

  3. Anonymous9:18 AM

    Blog posters should Buy a copy and send it to their members of Congress and there local, state county and city representatives and the school principle and the chief of police the local sheriff, the state governor, the high school football coach and hmm, I guess the OPUS could use one ( OPU Office of the President of the United States)