Passion is required for a winning culture
Passion is one of those words that many people love to use but very rarely do they actually demonstrate it themselves. It easily can be the reason for almost any person or organization’s success. Passion fuels everything good about a person or an organization, so why is it so hard to find people that are passionate about their jobs or the product or service they sell?
In most organizations, every leader can name a few of their great employees or bosses that have immense passion and will state 100 percent of the time they wish that all of their employees would have that same passion. The same can be said of employees who wish their leader had more passion. Although not everybody can be passionate about their job or their business because some people just do not follow their passion (rather they follow a paycheck), as a leader one should strive to have most employees passionate about what they do. This is not an easy concept, but most things that make people and organizations great are not easy – that is why they are great. There are a few things that individuals and leaders can do to make passion a mandatory part of their culture.
Do something you love
A person once said that you couldn’t really do what you want and will probably never get a job you love so just find one that pays well and try to learn to like it. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are millions of ways to make a living in this world, so do something you love or love what you do. A person’s passion will create value for customers, resulting in revenue from a customer or organization. In some cases, a person may not be passionate about the actual product or service they sell, rather they are passionate about the task of selling, helping customers or having personal success.
Being passionate has very little to do with what a person does and everything to do with why a person does it. Every decision made in life (hiring decisions, buying decisions, career decisions, etc.) can be based on our emotions-. Every person and every leader should strive to find the passion in their jobs and careers. People work for money, but when a person has passion for their work, they will gain a lot more than just money.
Make passion a job requirement
Some could argue that passion and attitude are subjective and cannot be measured or fairly managed, which could be true in some cases. Most leaders can look at their team and easily identify the members that are passionate about their career and the organization, and in almost every case, those people are the most successful. The leader’s job is to help those without passion find it in their current role or help them find a role within the organization they can be passionate about.