Character: What Is the Impact, and How Do You Improve?

The October Authentic Leadership Dallas lunch meeting will focus your leadership journey. We will meet on October 28, 11:45 am to 1:00 pm, at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel. Please RSVP on our Meetup page; you can find directions and details there. We meet in the restaurant. The Meetup facilitator is Robert Hunt.

Leadership Character by Robert Hunt

Character, or the lack thereof, has a greater effect on your business than you imagine. Things that we often over-look, or consider a lack of professionalism or skills, are actually a weakness in character. A weakness that affects and influences your team, the work they produce and the culture of your company.

People are more likely to be let go from a job because of a lack of character than a lack of skill. Although character can be taught, it is much harder to do adopted than a procedure or skill. (Read “Can Character be Taught?”)

Character can be learned but most leaders do know understand the proper way to teach what it is and how it is modeled. It does no good for a person to tell another person to “have more character.” Character must be defined by the qualities that represent it. Once they are defined, we can then move to understanding the qualities by teaching how they are best displayed.

It is not uncommon to find people who WANT to be a person of character but they do not understand certain qualities that determine character. This is especially true of young adults who may have had poor teaching or poor role models. Some character qualities that can be taught on the job include:

Alertness, Boldness, Decisiveness, Deference, Dependability, Endurance, Enthusiasm, Flexibility, Gratefulness, Humility, Initiative, Loyalty, Orderliness, Patience, Persuasiveness, Responsibility, Self-Control, Thoroughness, Tolerance.

Character List

Imagine how character, if continually taught and recognized, could change people, teams, companies, communities, and the world. Our agenda will focus on the following questions:

  • What character flaws have you seen have the worst effect at your company?
  • Does your company work to address qualities of character they desire from their employees?
  • What character can you improve on today that will make you a better leader?

 Join us for this engaging leadership conversation!

About Robert Hunt

Robert J. HuntRobert Hunt is the Forum Leader and Business Partner for Renaissance Executive Forums Dallas. His role is to find the best members for CEO Peer Groups, then lead each meeting so members become Raving Fans. You can connect with me on LinkedIn,  Google+Twitter, and Facebook.

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