Strata Leadership Blog

Leadership and Coaching Stories for Real Journeys

Great leaders know that long-term success is not just a matter of knowledge and skills. It takes character and competence to overcome the traditional problems businesses face and create a positive, engaging, and productive workplace culture.

 

The Strata Leadership blog will guide you through your leadership journey with insightful tips, tricks, and thought-provoking questions, helping you become the leader you are meant to be.

Leading with Character: Mental Flexibility

Leading with Character: Mental Flexibility

While physical flexibility is important, it is equally important to have mental flexibility. This can be especially true at work. New ideas, new opportunities, and a new direction can all grow when flexibility is part of the culture of your organization. Dr. Nathan...

Knowing When to Say No

Knowing When to Say No

by In some ways, it is ironic that some of the best people I know struggle with dependability. The reason I consider it ironic is that they struggle with being dependable is because they are often overwhelmed by the amount of work given to...

Feeling Stressed?

Feeling Stressed?

by According to the American Psychological Association (apa.org), there are three primary types of stress. They include: 1) Acute, 2) Episodic Acute and 3) Chronic Stress. In the minds of many, the concept of being able to “withstand stress...

Lessons on Leadership

Lessons on Leadership

by One of my favorite leadership quotes is, “Humility connects people.  Arrogance separates.”  I first heard that statement a little over twenty years ago, and it has been a guiding principle since.  Although the quote is a maxim and there...

Building Relationships

Building Relationships

by One of the reasons why I think leadership is so difficult is because leaders look at problem-solving differently than most people.  In my experience, not only are leaders comfortable identifying and solving problems, they are happiest...

Avoiding the Storm

Avoiding the Storm

by If there was ever a question of the value of discretion, the rise of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social media outlets should end the argument.  In an instant, the e-mail you wrote while angry can be forwarded to colleagues or...