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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|

Walk the Talk

Character Spotlight: Kitt Letcher, President & CEO, Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma by Christina Hicks Having always worked in the non-profit sector, Kitt Letcher’s purpose has been to make the community around her a better place. “I love being a part of organizations that are solutions-oriented. At the Better Business Bureau, we are [...]

By |2020-10-01T16:13:48-05:00October 1, 2020|

Building Strong Relationships

Dependability is a cornerstone of strong relationships. We must know that we can trust our closest family members and can turn to them when times are tough. Family studies literature identifies one measure of these strong intimate relationships as attachment, the bond in an intimate relationship. Originally, attachment was researched between mothers and children. [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:01:08-06:00September 27, 2017|

Interview with a Theme Park Manager

Character Core Magazine had the opportunity to visit Frontier City Amusement Park and talk with General Manager, Stephen Ball. CCM:  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with us and share your thoughts on dependability in the workplace­—especially serving the public in a theme park. Please tell us a [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:01:08-06:00September 27, 2017|

Introduction to Dependability

When we lived in Houston, we had a friend who was a “casual auto mechanic.” As a hobby, he would buy old cars, fix them up and either keep or sell them. Occasionally he would get in some super sporty model, work on it, and paint it really nice. But he continued to drive [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:01:08-06:00September 27, 2017|

The Sacrifice of Commitment

My first sales job was selling Student Handbooks door to door with the Southwestern Company during my summer break between my freshman and sophomore year at Oklahoma State University. When I accepted the job, I didn’t quite understand the sacrifice it would take, or the pride of accomplishment that would be earned that summer. [...]

By |2019-02-26T10:58:03-06:00February 22, 2017|
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