To build a great organisation, companies need a purpose — one that transcends the traditional bottom line. People want to be passionate about their work, and they want to be surrounded by others who feel the same. But how can leaders actually foster passion? Here are some suggestions:
Let people show their emotions. If you ask your people to check their emotions at the door, you can’t tap into their passion.
Hire passionate people. One way to get passionate people into your organisation is to incentivise current employees to refer people they want to work with.
Fan the flames. Find plenty of ways to celebrate joint accomplishments.
Don’t stifle your star performers. Give your people the autonomy to do the work that interests them most.
- Share context. Connect job functions to the organisation’s broader mission, and remind people why they do what they do.
The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme and adapted from How to Build a Passionate Company by Jim Whitehurst. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please join us on our next complimentary webinar or contact us.
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