Building a Common Language

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...

Good Hiring

Exactly how important is character when hiring? Is character more important than skill, or is skill more important than character? Where is the balance? Do you have to choose between character and skill, or is it possible for a person to have both skill and character?...

A Constant Process

Everyone in an organization is continually building character. The only question is whether a person is building good character, or tearing it down and replacing it with bad character. Lou Holtz, the well-known college football coach said, “You’re either...

Character Is a Serious Matter

Character is really about relationships. It’s about how people interact and the behaviors we expect from one another. Consequently, a character failure almost always fractures a relationship. The results can be devastating, and you may never get an opportunity...

Today Is the Day!

Our life is governed by the hundreds of daily decisions we make. Don’t finish the year thinking, “I wish I had … .” Make the decision today to purposefully build character in your own life and encourage and motivate others to build character in...