Character First creates a common language that permeates the company. Even though you emphasize only one character quality a month, you might recognize employees for three or four different qualities at each meeting. As these employees are recognized, the other employees hear the additional character qualities, their definitions, and how they are demonstrated.

Different people attach different meanings to words, and this can cause problems when we talk to one another. Fortunately, Character First helps you develop a common vocabulary so everyone understands when you talk about ideas such as punctuality, loyalty, attentiveness, or flexibility. 

Remember, it is your responsibility to communicate clearly and to make sure people understand you. Using a common language of character can help accomplish this.