So many are concerned about the level of divisiveness in our country.  Studies show that civility, kindness, and respect are on the decline.  Most of us want to experience more harmony in the workplace and with our families and friends, but where does one start?  The problems feel immense and out of control.  

The answer is “It starts with me.”  How can each of us contribute to a more civil and unified society?  It begins with each of us as individuals.  When we show respect, kindness, and compassion, we cultivate those same qualities in others.  When we remain curious, keep asking questions, and stay out of judgment, we engage in healthy dialogue.  Mahatma Gandhi said it best, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”  

We invite you on our journey to change the world – one person, one community, one positive quality at a time.  Over the course of this year, as we explore one character quality each month, join us in developing more initiative, compassion, patience, and nine other positive qualities.  Grow in each character quality by checking your mindset, elevating your words, and building excellence in your actions.  This, in turn, will positively impact the world around you.  

The need for high character has never been greater. Join us to change the world! 

To the right, we encourage you to download or place a free order for a 2023-2024 Character Quality of the Month 18-month brochure. 

2024 – 2025 (18 month) Character Qualities Brochure

This is for a physical paper brochure or a pack of brochures if you’d like to share them with friends or your coworkers.

If you would prefer a digital copy, please scroll to the bottom of the list and choose that option to add to your cart.


Explore and practice the Character Quality of the Month. Sign up to the right for our free monthly emails that provide inspiration and specific actions you can take to develop each quality.  Special email bulletins are available for Education, Business, Community/Family, and Faith. 


Engage in discussion through our social media campaigns.  Search your preferred platform for Character Cincinnati (Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter – @CharacterCincy),  follow us, join a group and like, comment and share our posts.  We also host a few Facebook Groups that focus on different applications of character, which can be found through our main Facebook page.


Share the Character Quality of the Month with others in your workplace!

After you have signed up for the Character Quality of the Month business emails, share them with coworkers and friends who appreciate a character focus.

The monthly emails focus on one character quality a month. Share this quality in staff meetings and discuss how it can improve relationships, productivity, or motivation. If your workplace follows a list of core values, discuss how the monthly quality can strengthen a core value. 

Add the Character Quality of the Month to your indoor and outdoor signage, website, and email signatures.

We want to know! Share with us how you are using and benefitting from a monthly focus on Character on our Contact Us page. You can also let us know if you have any questions, or if you would like some help with any of the above suggestions.


Support this enriching work with a donation to the Character Council. In 2022, we reached over 54,000 people with our uplifting messages.  With your help, we can expand our impact and bring out the best in our citizens.  Checks made payable to the Character Council can be mailed to the address in our footer or you can click here to donate on our website.