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.