Responsibility Responsibility is “taking ownership of my thoughts, words, and actions.” This trait is essential for becoming a healthy, happy, and productive person…and it is the basis for a free and civil society where each person does what he or she is expected to do. Responsibility begins with “little things” like taking care of [...]
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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 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 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 [...]
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 [...]