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Don’t Overlook Passion

Passion. You can’t teach it. A person either has it or doesn’t.

So why devalue it?

I’ve had a chance to see this in action in the lives of a few people around me. For me, I’ve had the opportunity to spearhead social media for my job, and it quickly became a passion for me.

That’s translated to better visibility and more interactions for the company and a greater awareness of social media inside our organization.

All good things.

What Not To Do

Unfortunately, I’ve seen the other side of passion, too.

I’ve seen how people can have their passion taken from them. How employees can lose their will to work when the passion they have for their jobs or personal projects are yanked from them.

That’s not a good thing.

Businesses should try to foster work environments that allows employees to use the passions for the betterment of the company.

Sometimes, though, it’s not that simple. Sometimes it’s the bosses who don’t recognize when employees have that passion. The bosses need to be attuned to their employees; passion must not be fleeting in an organization.

Don’t overlook passion.

If you know someone is passionate about something, let them continue on that track. If you don’t know what someone is passionate about, ask.

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