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Initiative

By |2020-03-30T10:25:08-05:00March 11, 2017|

Initiative Initiative is "recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am asked to do it". Initiative has to be balanced with patience and dependability. You cannot shirk your responsibilities in one area to show initiative in a different area. A person who shows initiative will not only demonstrate to those around [...]

Doing All You Can Do

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dependability

By |2023-10-02T13:39:50-05:00February 22, 2017|

Dependability Definition: Fulfilling commitments even in the face of difficulty Good intentions will not make you dependable. Think through the process; gather the information, supplies, and expertise needed; and get started. Take initiative to work through the difficulties you encounter along the way. Synonyms: staunch, steady, sturdy, constant, faithful, secure, stable, steadfast, sure, tried-and-true, trusty, [...]

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 [...]

Loyalty

By |2020-03-30T10:25:18-05:00February 10, 2015|

Loyalty Loyalty is “showing my commitment through difficult times.” Loyalty is like tape or glue that is really strong. It doesn’t come apart easily. When your friends or family go through difficult times, you can practice loyalty by encouraging them and finding ways to help. Difficult times could be when people are sick, when [...]

Five Keys to Building Dependability

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

1. Be Careful What You Promise The value you place on your commitments will determine your dependability. Recognize the seriousness of giving your word. When you agree to meet someone for a friendly lunch, for example, your punctuality demonstrates your value of your friend. When you set a project completion date, make a realistic [...]

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