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The 1 Personality Type That Employers Are Craving Like Crazy

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Do you care about your job? No, you know, really care.

Do you care so much that you will defend your company's product at dinner parties when someone mentions that it snapped in two on first use?

Or do you mumble: "Yeah, we cut back on manufacturing costs for a little more profit. You can't blame us, can you?"?

I muse on this because there's a certain trend for companies to take themselves a little more seriously. By "more seriously" I mean focusing on something other than pristine clean lucre and the CEO's large cut of it.

Something akin to a larger purpose, for example.

This means that in hiring staff, they're increasingly looking for people who are able to have -- or even have naturally -- higher goals than mere money-making.

The Learning Factor's insight:

It's not easy for companies to find desirable staff. Here's one character aspect they're desperate for.

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The Clear Thinking Partnership's curator insight, November 9, 2015 4:54 AM

This put me in mind of the Monsters Inc motto...."We Scare Because We Care." If we need people in organisations who care then it calls for a different kind of leadership too, where we value that characteristic and find ways to recognize it and amplify it.

TeamHousingSolutions's curator insight, November 9, 2015 11:46 AM

The 1 Personality Type That Employers Are Craving Like Crazy

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Passion Versus Ambition

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One of our Fellows recently asked whether we thought the “titans of modern industry”—the Rockefellers, Carnegies, and JP Morgans—were passionate or not. What about Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg? It is almost impossible to answer that question without having direct knowledge of an individual—such figures have moved into the realm of mythology and even their own accounts of their actions and motivations were written under the veil of looking backward over a successful career. But the Fellow’s underlying question is more relevant: Why does passion matter? If we were to say that such leaders and influencers may or may not have had passion, as we define it, then who cares about passion?

The Learning Factor's insight:

While ambition and drive are sufficient in a world that is predictable, they are not enough in a world of constant change and disruption.

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