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Hire the Passionate

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Hire the Passionate

And watch your business grow.
Charles  Kovess
Charles Kovess More by this author
Jan 23, 2010 at 09:00 AM

Passionate employees have an impact on the success of any business, and in every case that impact is far greater than is visible or provable. None of us can ever be fully aware of the impact of our words, our deeds, our spirit and our energy. What we can be aware of is that this is the case and that the greater the passion of a person, the greater the impact.

Human beings are designed to be a balanced unity of mind, body, and spirit, and passion comes from our spirit, from our soul, from our heart. When an employee is passionate, all three aspects of the employee are engaged and are used by the employee in his or her roles.

Passionate employees have a great sense of themselves, of their self-worth, and even have greater self-confidence. They feel bigger because all three of their aspects are engaged. They know how powerful and effective they can be in the workplace, so they are less fearful of losing their jobs: they know they can make a contribution in many different environments. Therefore, they are less fearful of being themselves, they are less likely to seek approval, they have little fear of being rejected and so are more able to face the risk of rejection, and they are more likely to tell the truth as they see and experience it.

Here are 9 ways a passionate employee can impact your business:

  1. A passionate employee makes customers want to do business with you.
  2. A passionate employee makes people want to become customers.
  3. A passionate employee makes customers become part of your sales and marketing, because they are so impressed that they tell all of their friends.
  4. A passionate employee makes the workplace a challenging, exciting environment.
  5. A passionate employee promotes innovation and experimentation.
  6. A passionate employee refuses to leave when they are offered more money by a competitor.
  7. A passionate employee is more likely to tell the truth, so that decisions that need to be made by leaders for the future are based more on fact than fiction.
  8. A passionate employee inspires loyalty among other staff.
  9. A passionate employee wants to relate to their colleagues and therefore increases the likelihood of great teamwork.

Every business that I have consulted with, every business that I personally know, and every business that I have read about wants to have the above-listed dynamics working in their organization, yet very few manage to achieve even a small number of them.

In the United States and Australia, significant numbers of new businesses will fail within the first five years of establishment. My view is that the businesses with more than a few of the above attributes will not fall within this depressing and challenging group. Unless employees are passionate, the chances of a business failing are greatly increased!

About Author
Charles  Kovess
Charles Kovess, founder of Passionate Performance, has been a director of both public and private companies for over 20 years, and is experienced in both business and taxation law. Continue reading