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3 Keys to Growth on the Leadership Road

For any successful athlete, learning to differentiate between being “hurt” and an “injury” is a key indicator and self-management skill to function at peak performance. An injury is something that impairs or prohibits performance. It’s physically not possible. Being hurt may...
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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 Gravity of Dignity

That Gravity of Dignity from Leaders When Dan Price, C.E.O. of Gravity Payments, surprised his 120-person staff by announcing that he planned to raise the salary of every employee to $70,000 a year — he did something innovative in the field of leadership that has been...

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,...

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...

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...
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