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Sheila Johnson States Strong Leaders Have Character

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Sheila Johnson

  • , BET - Black Entertainment Television Network
  • female
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1947 (Age: 73 years old)
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
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In 1980, Sheila Johnson and her former husband, Robert L. Johnson, co-founded BET, the first cable television network aimed at African-American viewers. Serving as executive vice president of corporate affairs, Sheila Johnson was primarily responsible for investigating various community and philanthropic activities and helped build the highly rated cable network into a media powerhouse, which Viacom acquired in 1997 for $3 billion. Johnson was a member of BET Holdings Inc.'s board of directors until January 2001. Johnson currently is focused on various philanthropic activities, as well as the construction of the Salamander Inn and Spa on land she owns in Middleburg, Va. An accomplished violinist, Johnson has a diverse background that includes 19 years as a music educator in the Washington, D.C., area. During that time, she founded Young Strings in Action for children, in 1975. A textbook she wrote about her teaching methods, Young Strings in Action, is still used in many U.S. schools.

Q: What do you think makes a great leader? Character. If you've got a real good solid character, cause people, you want people to look up to you. You want to be able to be infectious in the sense that you can convey your vision and your mission and your goals to other people because to be a leade...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Early Years Growing Up
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 39 sec.
Video 2 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Settling in Chicago and Now Supporting Public Schools She Attended
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 0 min. 44 sec.
Video 3 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Early Mentor From Childhood
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 4 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Early Music Career
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 5 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Importance of Thinking about Career in Music as a Business
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 45 sec.
Video 6 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Realization That Music Career Must Be Run Like A Business
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
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  • 0 min. 49 sec.
Video 7 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Importance of Understanding Tax Laws
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 22 sec.
Video 8 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Managing Cash Flow as a Music Teacher
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 48 sec.
Video 9 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Overcoming the Prevailing Lack of Respect for Teachers
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 21 sec.
Video 10 of 41 Sheila Johnson States Importance of Believing In Yourself When You Choose a Profession in the Arts
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 19 sec.
Video 11 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Ideas Behind Formation of BET
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 5 min. 27 sec.
Video 12 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses BET's Business Model
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 10 sec.
Video 13 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Difficulty of Obtaining Black Advertisers
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 0 min. 59 sec.
Video 14 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Early Programming on BET
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
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  • 0 min. 35 sec.
Video 15 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses One Positive BET Show, Teen Summit
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 23 sec.
Video 16 of 41 Sheila Johnson Shares Frustration With Bad Programming on BET
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 17 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Frustration in Bad Programming Today on Major Networks
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 27 sec.
Video 18 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Risk in the Early Days of BET
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
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  • 0 min. 48 sec.
Video 19 of 41 Sheila Johnson Shares Biggest Surprise at BET Was That Celebrities Are Normal People With Normal Problems
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 1 sec.
Video 20 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Positive Impact of Meeting Christopher Reeve
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 21 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Struggle to Build the Salamander Inn and Spa
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 24 sec.
Video 22 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Struggle With Racism in Building Salamander Inn and Spa
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 1 sec.
Video 23 of 41 Sheila Johnson Shares Methods For Dealing With Racism
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 25 sec.
Video 24 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Vision For the Creation of the Salamander Inn and Spa
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 11 sec.
Video 25 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Concept Behind Salamander Inn's Market
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 3 min. 59 sec.
Video 26 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Creating a Design Team to Build The Spa's Image From the Ground Up
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 20 sec.
Video 27 of 41 Sheila Johnson Envisions Concept of Salamander Inn as An Affordable Lifestyle
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 30 sec.
Video 28 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Inn as Afforable Luxury
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 29 of 41 Sheila Johnson Handles Human Resource Issues Via An HR Firm
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 7 sec.
Video 30 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Issues With Employee Energy Level Versus Personal Energy Level
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
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  • 0 min. 35 sec.
Video 31 of 41 Sheila Johnson Shares Long Term Vision for Salamander Inn
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 53 sec.
Video 32 of 41 Sheila Johnson States Importance of Being Hands On
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
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  • 0 min. 23 sec.
Video 33 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Issues Facing Women
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 4 min. 32 sec.
Video 34 of 41 Sheila Johnson Shares Reasons Why Women Still Face Issues
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 22 sec.
Video 35 of 41 Sheila Johnson States Inequalities Between Men's and Women's Rights Still Exist
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 0 min. 27 sec.
Video 36 of 41 Sheila Johnson States Importance of Understanding Rights - Especially In Divorce
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 0 min. 34 sec.
Video 37 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Importance of Not Being Taken Advantage Of
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 3 min. 45 sec.
Video 38 of 41 Sheila Johnson Discusses Work-Life Balance
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 2 min. 12 sec.
Video 39 of 41 Sheila Johnson States Children are the Greatest Joy
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
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  • 0 min. 55 sec.
Video 40 of 41 Sheila Johnson Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 1 min. 35 sec.
Video 41 of 41 Sheila Johnson States Strong Leaders Have Character
  • Sheila Johnson - Interview - BET (prior venture) and Salamander Inn (current venture)
  • 12/18/03
  • Sheila Johnson
  • 0 min. 43 sec.

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