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Living a Story of Your Life Worth Telling

Living with purpose is what I want the story of my life to speak. I hope I am living a life story worth telling. Two weeks ago I was strapped to a polygraph machine. That’s a “lie detector” machine for those of you not familiar with that. The main theme of the story I want to...
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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...
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4 Ways to Overcome an Unproductive Day

Tips for leaders to overcome an unproductive day, and increase their productivity when it counts. Today I haven’t reached any of my goals I set out to do. I haven’t made any money. I haven’t made any sales calls. I haven’t closed any new contracts....

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,...

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...
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