What's Happening in Character?

Dr. Pamela Bruening

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Developing Character and Workforce Readiness in Students

Posted by Dr. Pamela Bruening on Thu, Jan 25, 2018 @ 09:01 AM

Besides talent, what determines the lasting success of someone in any career?  Ask 100 people that question, and most would likely attribute workplace success to character strengths such as perseverance, empathy, kindness, honesty, humility, etc. In fact, one could argue that the importance of character has increased in the 21st Century workplace. Elmer G. Letterman once said, “Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.” This is why it is necessary to promote core ethical values within students. Encouraging character traits helps students set good foundations so they are prepared for the workplace.   

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