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The MYTH of Authenticity

The Myth of Authenticity I spend a lot of time with people talking about the topic of “authenticity.” What I’ve noticed is that we say we value this trait/skill from the front of the room, yet we rarely practice authenticity in the back of the room. If we really...

The Unexpected: Sometimes your Blog Post Goes Viral, by Travis Waits

How To Optimize Your LinkedIn Post So It Goes Viral, by Travis Waits. Here’s what I did, I think, helped my LinkedIn blog post get picked up by LinkedIn Pulse and go viral! I totally wasn’t trying to make this happen originally, but in under two days I’ve...

Leaders Keep the faith when the rest have lost it

For leaders who desire to make great impact, they will experience bumps and hurdles along the road to fulfilling their vision. It’s not a straight line on the road of “success.” Your ability to bounce can be something that sets you apart from others, as a...

Choosing when to stick to your guns

Many leaders describe what they do as “authentic,” but is it really? To differentiate yourself as a leader today means that your outside matches your inside, that is the true measure of authenticity. It does not matter what context your leadership position is in,...

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,...

Growing through the struggle: tips for leadership in marriage by Jaime Waits

Great post from my wife, Jaime Waits. Some highlights from a talk we gave together the other day to a group of couples. Leadership can be a struggle and strain on your relationship. The most authentic leaders have done the courageous work through their own process. Here are some...

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...

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...
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