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In Jon Gordon’s book called Soup (2010), Nancy the CEO of Soup Inc, writes a memo about passion to share with all her employees. Here’s what she wrote:
“If we as a company are going to feel greatness and build a world-class company, then we need to infuse passion into our “soup” and into each other. This means that we must be a company that is filled with passionate people! In the past, you could be lukewarm and mediocre and still be successful. Not Anymore!“
Bearing in mind the above statement, it is fair to say that nowadays, individuals should be sharing a greater passion and purpose than the challenges they face. This may be the case because in today’s chaotic/competitive business environment, hindrances and difficulties are a constant challenge that individuals must face. Tackling these challenges without passion would not be to anyone’s advantage, don’t you think?
However, it is also fair to argue that not everyone can be constantly passionate regarding the daily responsibilities associated with their job. Nonetheless, it is important to note that in such cases, individuals should be focusing on the one aspect of their job that they feel most passionate about in order for them to be able to perform as well as possible and therefore create and become the actual difference that the organization wants them to be.
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
If one considers people who are constantly achieving their goals, one realises that it is not the actual results of the individuals’ actions that make them different in the business world, it is actually their commitment to this process as they “fall in love” with their daily practices rather than the action itself.
According to James Clear (2013), in order for you to become significantly better at anything, you have to fall in love with the process of doing it and build the identity of someone who does the work with passion, rather than merely dreaming about the results that you want.
This is because skills are not the only aspect that people should care about developing for themselves. It is important to focus on the actual behaviours that can support creation of the particular skill with passion. This should be the case if one is able to demonstrate passionate behaviours by valuing important elements such as diversity, customers’ expectations, understanding what motivates and inspires your and others as well as caring for and harmonizing with others. This will enhance individuals in achieving high performance goals and as a result will create a difference for the organization throughout a “passionate workforce”.
And remember as George Willhelm Friedrick Hegal once said: “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion!”
Working with many multinational corporations in the Middle East, we managed to define the passionate skills and behaviours.
TTM associates’ Golden Behaviours to create a Passionate work Environment
1. Appreciate, embrace and celebrate diversity
2. Communicate with passion
3. Use positive energy in voice, words and body language
4. Encourage, support and help
5. Inspire and motivate
6. Create Trust Culture
|Read more about Behavioural Leadership and Passion and about how TTM associates is developing passionate behaviours in clients’ teams and individuals.|