Kathy Sierra, the Queen of Passion, has done it again. In her recent post on how to create employees who are passionate about the company (you can't; you can only hire people who are passionate about their work), she provides a four-item Passion Checklist:
When was the last time you read a trade/professional journal or book related to your work? (can substitute "attended an industry conference or took a course")
Name at least two of the key people in your field.
If you had to, would you spend your own money to buy tools or other materials that would improve the quality of your work?
If you did not do this for work, would you still do it (or something related to it) as a hobby?
Just because it's fun, here are my answers. Why not blog your responses and track back here, or give your responses in a comment here?
- Book: last month, I finished The Cluetrain Manifesto. Yesterday, I read Exhibit City News.
- Mark and Mim Goldberg of StaffTraining.com, trade show veterans; Elaine Cohen, founder of Live Marketing and pioneer of crowd-gathering techniques
- Yes, I have and I do, every month! And it's not money "spent" in my opinion; it's money invested in making me the best presenter, spokesperson and trade show sales rep I can be
- Yes, I already do! I frequently speak at conferences and local events on topics I'm passionate about--public speaking, trade show presentation strategy, hiring a spokesperson and of course, since I'm the Podcasting Geekess Extraordinaire, on the wonders and joys of podcasting!
What about you? How do you score on the four-question test?