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Courage

By |2020-03-30T10:24:00-05:00February 10, 2015|

Courage Courage is “overcoming fear so I can do what is right.” Courage begins by knowing what is good, true, and right. This gives you confidence that you are heading in the right direction. Another way to build courage is to think through what you should do in specific situations. For example, what should [...]

Can I Count on You?

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

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 [...]

Fulfilling Commitments

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

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 [...]

The Challenges Employees Face

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

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 [...]

Character First Education Qualities

By |2019-09-05T15:12:22-05:00April 16, 2019|

Character First Education Qualities Elementary The Character First elementary curriculum presents timeless character traits in a bold, fresh manner. The following qualities are included in our elementary curriculum and each page offers downloads that correspond with the curriculum, available at CharacterFirstEducation.com Attentiveness Determination Honesty Responsibility Availability Diligence Initiative Self-Control Cautiousness Discretion Loyalty [...]

Character Core Qualities

By |2019-04-16T09:02:39-05:00April 16, 2019|

Character Core Qualities The following list of character qualities provides a framework for the monthly Character Core video, magazine, poster, and e-mails produced by Strata Leadership. New content is added to one of these qualities each month depending on the current subscription cycle. (Download a definitions PDF) Alertness Dependability Gratefulness Punctuality Attentiveness [...]

Elementary Curriculum

By |2020-06-10T16:11:04-05:00February 13, 2018|

Elementary Curriculum The Character First elementary curriculum presents timeless character traits in a bold, fresh manner. These lessons are designed for students in public school, private school, home school, day care, summer camp, or any other educational setting. Click on each character quality for free lessons, activity sheets, craft templates, and videos. Or browse [...]

Generosity

By |2020-03-30T10:24:50-05:00March 8, 2017|

Generosity Generosity is “being careful with what I have so that I can share.” Generosity does not only mean giving other people your money and things. It also means giving your time, attention, hard work, patience, kind words, and talents to help and encourage others. It is not always easy to treat other people [...]

Qualities

By |2019-09-06T13:13:39-05:00February 22, 2017|

Character Core Qualities The following list of character qualities provides a framework for the monthly Character Core video, magazine, poster, and e-mails produced by Strata Leadership. New content is added to one of these qualities each month depending on the current subscription cycle. (Download a definitions PDF) Alertness Dependability Gratefulness Punctuality Attentiveness [...]

Determination

By |2020-03-30T10:24:12-05:00October 15, 2014|

Determination Determination is “overcoming obstacles in order to reach my goal.” Determination is like climbing a mountain. You have to know what you want to achieve, then put one foot in front of the other until you reach the top. Climbing a mountain takes a lot of effort. It is tempting to quit and [...]

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