Making Character First

Building a Culture of Character in Any Organization
by Tom Hill

Making Character First is the turnaround story of Kimray, Inc, a premier manufacturer of "Made in the USA" oil and gas equipment and controls. It is also Tom Hill's personal story of the founding and development of Character First and includes a step-by-step guide for transforming the culture of any organization to one of character.

With tough economic times for business, highly visible ethics violations in major corporations, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and a "flat" business world, the character of every leader and employee might be the most important and challenging issue facing companies today. 

Until now, organizations have focused on ethics training—but this often results in a longer list of rules and more creative rule-breakers. Leaders must do more than ethics training. They must address their organizational culture by actively encouraging the underlying character traits that motivate employees to make good decisions. Making Character First lights the way with practical guidelines and inspiring success stories from around the world.

A must-read for any leader! 

Author Tom Hill, founder of Character First
with Walter Jenkins

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  "Making Character First " (188-pages) in Hardback, Paperback, and Kindle.

"Making Character First" (188-pages) in Hardback, Paperback, and Kindle.

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