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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...

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)....

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...

Increasing Leadership Effectiveness for Couples, video by Travis & Jaime Waits

The husband and wife team: Travis Waits and Jaime Waits, have a passion for equipping leadership couples to be authentic and effective, not only in their leadership role’s, but also in their couple relationships. Travis and Jaime share from their personal experience of...
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Good Leadership embraces Vulnerability as a key trait of a Good Leader

A good leader pays attention to their leadership ethics by doing their personal work on matters of character, integrity, and growth. Good leadership embraces the appropriate use of vulnerability as a skill that is learned. Vulnerability refines our character only when we choose...

When your character conflicts with your ethics by Travis Waits

For every leader called to great impact, there comes a point when their character is refined in the crucible of ethical decision making. At our core of who we are, this is where our beliefs, convictions, and values collide. Most often this occurs when our ethics, the standard to...

Skills of Leadership Styles that Embolden Trust

Definition of Leadership Styles It seems that everyone has a different definition of leadership. What are good leadership qualities, and what leadership skills are ineffective? Of course, in any definition of leadership, the answer is subjective. Regardless, one main thing to...
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