The Four Letter Word That Builds Character

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Why are so many young people having a problem adapting to society today? Where have we gone wrong? Is it the parents or society in general? The Four Letter Word That Builds Character can make a difference in this scattered and cluttered world. Based on the lessons learned from the author’s first job and parental teaching of traditional values that have proven to be the foundation for lifelong success, this volume teaches 14 proven principles of a good work ethic and character. This volume is targeted for up and coming young professionals as a self help volume, and parents as a tool to teach values to their children. In addition, this volume will help businesses train employees, which benefits businesses, their employees and the nation. The Four Letter Word that Builds Character principles include Personal Responsibility, the Value of Money, Teamwork, the Benefits of Deferred Gratification, Persisting in the face of Adversity, the Power of a Positive Attitude, the Rewards of a Job Well Done and seven additional principles for success in work and life. Well-known historical figures including President’s Reagan and Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Sam Walton are used as role models.

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· This practical and concise volume combines a timeless need + tested truths + the author’s experience + examples of historical figures to teach a good work ethic and character. · The Four Letter Word That Builds Character will help: o Parents pass values and ethics to their children. o Employers instill a good work ethic in their employees. o Young people learn time-tested truths to assist in the pursuit of their dreams. · Based on the lessons learned from the author’s first job and parental teaching of traditional values that have proven to be the foundation for lifelong success, this volume teaches 14 proven principles of a good work ethic and character. · 4 appendixes and 50 profitable quotations provide additional ideas to benefit the reader. · Foreword by C. Lee Cooke, former Mayor of Austin Texas, and an Afterword by William White, retired chairman of Bell & Howell and current professor at Northwestern University.

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Richard Battle is a businessman with more than 30 years of sales and management experience. He has more than 20 years experience speaking and conducting training sessions regarding leadership, character, motivation, and volunteerism. He has been involved with several volunteer organizations for many years. As the president of the Austin Jaycees in 1983-1984, he was recognized as the Outstanding Local Chapter President in the world while leading his 500+ member chapter to being recognized as the Most Outstanding Local Chapter in the United States. He chaired the John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Forum and its board, and served organizations such as the Boy Scouts, Muscular Dystrophy Association and Keep Austin Beautiful. Richard has also authored, The Volunteer Handbook: How to Organize and Manage a Successful Organization and Surviving Grief By God’s Grace, which Writer’s Digest recognized in their 10th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards with an Honorable Mention in the Inspirational category.

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