Strata Leadership Blog

Real Stories for Real Journeys

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

 

Real Stories for Real Journeys 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.

In the Basket

In the Basket

by Evidently, my youngest daughter did not get the memo that her generation is addicted to their phones and has lost the ability to engage in meaningful conversation. In fact, if there was ever a group being recruited to serve as the “phone...

Owning It

Owning It

by Recently our family enjoyed some time away on vacation in the Grand Teton National Park. In addition to the beauty of the area and the time with my wife and kids, the trip was made all the better because my parents were able to join us...

Lessons on Leadership

Lessons on Leadership

by One of my favorite 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...

Combatting Nose Blindness

Combatting Nose Blindness

by You have to give it to the folks at Febreze for coming up with a great marketing campaign. Their latest television ad campaign asks, “Have you gone nose blind?” Through a handful of TV ads, they ask questions like, “Does your kitchen...

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 leader comfortable identifying and solving problems, they are happiest...

Learning Moments

Learning Moments

by As is the case with every living language, the meaning of words can change over the course of time.  This is why communication on important and key concepts can be so challenging.  In my opinion, tolerance is a tough word to...

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...