While preventing disengagement is good, inspiring active engagement is even better. The most powerful way to inspire engagement of a workforce is to draw upon the passion that resides within your team.
Posts Tagged: Passion
According to Gallup, approximately two-thirds of the US workforce is not engaged. Simply put, these employees are going through the motions. I refer to these individuals as “Zombies in the Workforce.”
I often find myself caught in between a stereotypical “millennial” world of doing what you love, following your dreams, etc., and the stereotypical “boomer” world of life never goes your way nor should it.
Nowadays, finding the balance with conventional and agile IT is what most agencies are aiming for. So, how do you create this balance? The federal government, specifically IT workers, are usually comfortable with traditional IT systems because they have been around for a while and they know how the system functions. And especially for thoseRead… Read more »
I recently read a job announcement for a well-known local nonprofit organization that included the standard position description, responsibilities, skills, and personal attributes required. But it also included something atypical for a job description: the announcement listed that the candidate must possess the qualities of “passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.” Wow – whatRead… Read more »
When I meet people I can always find something interesting and unique, either in their professional or non-work life. This extraordinary person is an example to all of you out there that the path you are on as a government employee can someday vault you into something unexpected and noteworthy. And there’s a very good… Read more »
My life-long mentor and former rugby coach, Gordon Campbell, once stressed the importance of controlled aggression. I swear one day I will write a book entitled, Life’s Lessons from a Rugby Pitch. Rugby is a game of elegant violence. The adage is that although soccer is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans, rugby is aRead… Read more »
We’ve all been there — you’ve spent a few years in a job, and the shine has started to wear off. It’s a good job, with good coworkers, and you like your work — but the spark is missing. Something’s a little off. You’ve lost your passion for your job. It’s okay, though — losingRead… Read more »
Many of the people I know who work in the public sector were drawn to their jobs by this desire to serve, to make a difference in their community or the country. After landing that first desk job though, I have also seen them lose their drive. If you’ve ever done it, you know, sittingRead… Read more »
In my last post, I wrote about disengaged, yet loyal, employees. I received several comments from readers and colleagues about the message contained in that article. Some wanted to know more about the personal experience that I included in the article, others questioned who would stay in a job that they didn’t enjoy, and severalRead… Read more »