May 20198

Understanding Passion - A Quick Tip

by Jon Grannis, 5 years ago

Understanding Passion - A Quick Tip

Contributor: Kari Heistad, Culture Coach International

The energy of a “match on the pitch” comes from a group of people sharing in their common passion. Being in the midst of your passion is an energizing experience. It is obvious when people are in their passion: their eyes light up, excitement fills their voice, and they are “in the zone.”

Inquiring about a co-worker’s passion is a great way to gain insight into a person that you work with. Demonstrating a desire to understand a co-worker’s passion enables you to build connections and begin to create common ground.

If you are able to find common passions, then you will have a natural connection and link on which you can build better trust and teamwork.


Action Step: Ask three members of your team what they are passionate about.


Discussion Questions

  1. What can we learn about a person from what they are passionate about?
  2. What are the passions we have on this team from each person?
  3. What are the shared passions amongst the team? How can we use those to build better team cohesion and trust?
  4. If we were to create a common team passion for our work, how would we describe that passion?


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