Passion makes the world go round. Without passion, we won’t be as committed, as focused, or as determined to see our projects and responsibilities all the way through. We won’t care to put in 100% of our efforts and skills, but will rather only contribute as much as it is necessary to get a passing grade.
As leaders, we must be in tune with the frequency and presence of passion within people who provide great, quality results as that is a great indicator of how well you are doing and more importantly, how they are feeling and thinking about your organization and your leadership. Once your most passionate people lose that fire, you have lost them mentally and pretty soon you will lose them physically as well. Once the passion is gone from those who are normally passionate folks they have probably given up on progress and future within your organization and are actively looking for their next endeavor. Passion matters a lot, so don’t lose it.
This is very evident across organizations and the following quote sums it up well:
“The biggest concern for any organization should be when their most passionate people become quiet.”*
* if you know who said the above quote please let me know to reference them properly. Thanks!