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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|

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|

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|

Finding Hope

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” This humorous quote by Benjamin Franklin speaks to the fact that there tends to be few things we can count on in life. But, while life may be grim for those who only have death and taxes to look forward [...]

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

Finding a Way

Innovation and stiff competition motivate some organizations to emphasize design changes and cheap replacement rather than durability, but some companies still find ways to build dependability into their services and products. Find Flexible Solutions Electronic Design interviewed Jim O’Grady, head of Hewlett-Packard’s Financial Services’ Technology Value Solutions (TVS). TVS offers replacement options and helps [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:55:58-05:00September 1, 2007|

Dependability On The Job

Carry On Tires bear a vehicle’s weight all the time, and when the vehicle is in motion, the tires must propel the vehicle forward and maintain enough traction to maneuver safely. Similarly, your dependability frames the rest of your character. You might show diligence, but if you are not consistent or if you do [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:55:58-05:00September 1, 2007|

Praising Dependability

Tall buildings and monuments inspire wonder. Many marvel at their height and talk about the features visible above ground. But the foundation remains the most crucial aspect of a building's integrity. Someone might stand back and admire the achievements of your organization. But as part of the infrastructure of your company, you are part [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:55:59-05:00September 1, 2007|

Employee Tips: Dependability

Clear the Bar Set standards in your life so that you can fulfill your responsibilities on time. Clarify the priority and deadline as you start a project. Do not overfill your calendar. Treat each assignment as a personal commitment. Schedule each task and balance your other responsibilities so that nothing falls through the cracks. [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:55:59-05:00September 1, 2007|

Leadership Tips: Dependability

Your credibility depends on your commitment to the mission and to your team members. Do not make inflated promises about future possibilities for individual employees or the organization as a whole. Set an example of scheduling, concentration, and availability for your colleagues. Consider ways you can structure your business in order to weather downturns [...]

By |2018-10-29T15:55:59-05:00September 1, 2007|
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