About Strata Leadership Staff

The Strata Leadership staff is composed of many staff members, past and present that have contributed their writing skills to enrich to lives of people all over the globe.

Can I Count on You?

by Ben Butina This morning, Kim's manager chose her to lead a crucial company project. At lunch, her husband texted to ask her to pick up their daughter's medication. That evening, Kim's friend called to discuss a planned weekend spa trip. Kim's manager, husband, and friend were all asking the same question: "Can I [...]

By |2023-10-02T15:45:32-05:00October 2, 2023|

Depth of Commitment

by Nathan Mellor, Ed.D., PCC Last week, I was working with a friend who was in an unusual situation. For the past 19 years, she and her husband had worked for the same employer in a small town in the Midwest. As is often the case, when they moved there in 2004, they thought [...]

By |2023-10-02T15:44:07-05:00October 2, 2023|

Fulfilling Commitments

by Dr. Talia Carroll We exist in communities–our sometimes smaller biological and chosen family communities, our work or professional communities, and our social communities, for example. In each, we engage with people in numerous ways, many of them requiring us to be someone others can depend on. Likewise, working with and sharing space with [...]

By |2023-10-02T15:43:15-05:00October 2, 2023|

Helping People Thrive: Goodwill Industries

by Christina Hicks Goodwill Industries is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals by offering reliable resources and support that enable them to thrive in their careers and embrace a fulfilling life journey. "For more than 120 years, Goodwill® has been a leading workforce provider of job training and placement [...]

By |2023-10-02T13:43:19-05:00October 2, 2023|


by Christina Hicks In the professional realm, fulfilling commitments is a cornerstone of a thriving and productive work environment. When individuals fail to deliver on their promises, the repercussions can be far-reaching, affecting their credibility and the overall efficiency and morale of the workplace. At the heart of any successful organization lies effective teamwork [...]

By |2023-10-02T13:42:29-05:00October 2, 2023|

Doing All You Can Do

by Dr. Nathan Mellor When he sat down, it was apparent that he was tired. To the casual observer, he looked like another successful executive. His shirt was pressed, and his suit tailored, but I knew him well enough to know that he was not only worn down, he was exhausted. I greeted him [...]

By |2020-10-01T16:18:19-05:00October 1, 2020|

The Challenges Employees Face

by Rebecca Brossoit I encourage employees, supervisors, and leaders to think of dependability as a characteristic that depends on the circumstance—­being reliable in the face of a challenging work task looks very different than being reliable in the face of a challenging life event.  Dependability: Persisting through Challenging Tasks Conscientiousness is a personality trait [...]

By |2020-10-01T16:16:19-05:00October 1, 2020|

Old Faithful

by Lee Roland “Dependability is more important than talent. Dependability is a talent, and it is a talent all can have. It makes no difference how much ability we possess if we are not responsible and dependable.”    Floy L. Bennett After high school, I went on to college. From there, I became a [...]

By |2020-10-01T16:14:48-05:00October 1, 2020|

Dependability Introduction

by Christina Hicks Times of uncertainty and struggle can make it challenging for even the best of us to be dependable. With a focused effort and a mindset shift, we can all learn to become more dependable, even when things around us might not be going so well. Dependable people step forward and focus [...]

By |2020-10-01T16:13:08-05:00October 1, 2020|
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