Why focus on Character Traits in our Job To Joy web site

Why focus on Character Traits in our Job To Joy web site?
Because (1) Skills are learned, (2) Talents are gifts, but (3) Character will do more than either to
help or hinder your career goals.
As author and motivational speaker John Maxwell says, “Character is a choice… We create [our
character] every time we make choices... As you live your life and make choices today, you are
continuing to create your character.”i
Each article in this section will focus on a single character trait that will enhance your ability to
succeed in any job or ministry you choose.
Character traits that we plan to look at include:
1. Accountable
2. Attitude
3. Caring
4. Commitment
5. Communication
6. Cooperation
7. Courage
8. Courtesy
9. Dependable
10. Excellence
11. Fearless (able to go beyond your comfort zone)
12. Focus
13. Generosity
14. Happy
15. Honesty
16. Initiative
17. Integrity
18. Mentor
19. Obedient
20. Open-minded
21. Pleasant
22. Perseverance
23. Resilient
24. Respect
25. Responsible
26. Self-Discipline
27. Servanthood
28. Teach-ability
29. Thoughtful
30. Trustworthy
John C. Maxwell, “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of A Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to
Follow;” Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999, pgs 4-5.