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 Diligence Initiative Self-Control Availability Discretion Loyalty Sensitivity Compassion Enthusiasm Obedience [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
Compassion Compassion is “helping those who are hurting.” Compassion begins with sympathy, which is seeing someone’s pain. It is noticing a student who skins his knee or a friend who hurts her arm. It is being alert to a weary co-worker or a stranger who needs assistance. Compassion also includes empathy, which is feeling someone’s pain. [...]
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 [...]
Drivers and pedestrians depend on a bridge because it consistently does its job, and coworkers, family members, and friends can count on you to the extent you show dependability. Connect A bridge connects the two sides of a riverbed or valley, benefitting both sides. Similarly, dependability allows a person to maintain good relationships. Everyday [...]
A Horseshoe Nail In 1485, on England’s Bosworth Field, the armies of Henry, Earl of Richmond, sought to overthrow King Richard III. Richard summoned his troops and called for his best horse. According to legend, the king’s blacksmith ran out of iron and could not make enough nails to secure all of the horse’s [...]
Focus Your Life Busy schedules and a desire for approval can make it difficult to say “no” and even harder to keep up with everything. Identify Responsibilities Life brings along many new experiences, but these good ideas can become a distraction or a burden if they prevent you from fulfilling your responsibilities. Identify your [...]
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 [...]