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October’s word is individuality: Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference.

Young people need to see that they are unique and interesting, and that the world (and their family, their school, and our community) needs them to make a difference. But even as adults, there is a benefit in acknowledging our individuality. We all want to think we are making a difference, and it feels meaningful and purposeful to believe that the difference we make is based on who we are and what unique traits we bring to the table.

 

You can help people in your organization lean into their individuality by:

  • Noticing photos, mementos, or other items in their work space and asking about those items (what does this tell me about this person, and how can I connect with them through this story?)
  • Using tools to help people know more about themselves (strength assessments, communication tools, personality assessments, etc.) and engage them to use what they know about themselves to contribute to the workplace, their family, or the community
  • Emphasizing personal growth and development in your organization’s culture

 

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Past Value Words

August 2018
WISDOM
Finding out what you should do and doing it

September 2018
INITIATIVE
Seeing what should be done and doing it

October 2018
CONTENTMENT
Choosing to be ok with what you have

November 2018
COOPERATION
Working together to do more than you can do alone

December 2018
CARING
Caring enough to do something about someone else’s need

January 2019
SELF-CONTROL
Choosing to do what you should do even when you don’t want to

February 2019
SERVICE
Lending a hand to help someone else

March 2019
INDIVIDUALITY
Discovering who you are meant to be so you can make a difference

April 2019
HOPE
Believing that something good can come out of something bad

May 2019
PERSEVERANCE
Refusing to give up when life gets hard

August 2019
BIG THREE
Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential

September 2019
TRUST
Putting your confidence in someone you can depend on

October 2019
COURAGE
Being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid

November 2019
HONOR
Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are

December 2019
JOY
Finding a way to be happy even when things don’t go your way

January 2020
KNOWLEDGE
Learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do

February 2020
CREATIVITY
Using your imagination to do something unique

March 2020
FORGIVENESS
Deciding that someone who has wronged you doesn’t have to pay

April 2020
HUMILITY
Putting others first by giving up what you think you deserve

May 2020
DETERMINATION
Deciding it’s worth it to finish what you started

August 2020
BIG THREE
Treat Others Right, Make Smart Decisions, Maximize Your Potential

September 2020
FRIENDSHIP
Using your words and actions to show others you care

October 2020
INTEGRITY
Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do

November 2020
GRATITUDE
Letting others know you see how they’ve helped you

December 2020
Making someone’s day by giving something away