Allow For Passion

MOST organisations recruit on the basis of ‘hard skills’: measurable, technical, learnable skills. Invariably employees leave, or are made redundant, or fired, on the grounds of so-called ‘softer’ skills – their personality or attitude. How can we change this situation?

Simple – reverse it. Next time you recruit someone into your organisation, do so first and foremost on the basis of their passion. Ask different questions, invite new levels of opinion and openness, always asking yourself this simple question: does this person have the attitude, the personality and the energy, to help us, and for us to help them, succeed?

Celebrate passion, help cultivate passion and live your own life with passion.

(Extract from The Naked Millionaire).


  • Dan Jones

    Yes, there should be more for people with passion rather than just skills.
    Half the battle is getting people who are willing to o the extra mile because they believe in something.
    Without that they are simply going through the motions.

  • Rakesh Noah

    Not just passion, skills mean more!

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