What's your Magnitude of Mission?

How Gratitude got me through my last day at the office, by Travis Waits

This has been my office for the past year. Today was my last day. It’s humbling to admit, but authenticity demands it. There is no benefit to having a shiny brochure of a website, unless there is substance behind it. I have tried to build a new life online, writing blogs,...

Making repairs is a leaders responsibility

I spent this past weekend turning a wrench in the garage. There’s not much you can’t do with willingness, a ball-peen hammer, and of course YouTube. 🙂 The mechanic quoted me $1700.00 to make repairs to the suspension on my truck. By the end of the day, and $40.00 in...

Leadership fallout and why Mark Driscoll resigning should matter to You

The Seattle Times announced that Mark Driscoll, author and founding pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, has voluntarily resigned his position with the mega-church. This comes after a panel of seven Mars Church elders and one church member concluded an “investigation of...

Gratitude for Disappointments and Painting the Lines…

Four years ago life was going very well. I had a thriving practice as a therapist, counseling people towards wholeness in their relationships with themselves and others. A new house, cars that didn’t break down, kids plugged into friends and community that they loved; more...

The Authenticity Paradox of Restoring Yourself in Leadership

This was an exciting week for us! Following our 16 year wedding anniversary, my wife & I spent a few days with some key leaders in the Christian community. The purpose of our Roundtable discussion was to explore how to apply the biblical New Testament concept of...

The Problem with Repentance: Christian Leadership & The Gospel of Punishment, by Pastor Travis Waits

The Problem with Repentance: Christian Leadership & The Gospel of Punishment In our culture of church leadership today there is significant focus on “preaching the Gospel.” To be clear, this was the original mission that Jesus gave the church (see Mtt. 28:16ff)....

Vulnerability is a Key Ingredient Missing in Leadership Ethics by Travis Waits

Vulnerability is a Key Ingredient Missing from Leadership Ethics Leadership ethics speaks to the reflection of your character, morals, & integrity to the world – from the inside out. There is a ton of chatter lately about not only integrating sound ethical practice into...

Authenticity versus the Armor of Leadership by Travis Waits

When leaders are called to make an impact, often one of the occupational hazards of their position is the insulation that comes from being at the top. We all treat leaders with a higher level of respect, expectation, and responsibility. The by product of this, for the leader, is...

Safeguarding the Impact of your leadership Influence by Travis Waits

Travis Waits talks about the impact we make as leaders from our influence. With all the pitfalls in the landscape of leadership today, it is critically important that you know how to safeguard your integrity and character that guides your leadership ethic. To do this...

Leveraging Positive Disruption in Leadership by Travis Waits

Differentiation is the key to your Authentic Leadership, by Travis Waits Your ability to make profound impact as a leader is contingent on your ability to differentiate. What that means is that from an authentic stance, you are who you are, and what-we-see-is-what-we-get. There...
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