Did you ever meet someone who was doing exactly what they were meant to do? If you’ve ever been responsible for hiring someone who was a perfect, passionate fit for their job, how did that make you feel … and what effect did it have on the person, the organization, and everyone they came in contact with?
“I Love This Job”
A scene I’ll never forget: Cold, dark mid-winter morning. Sophomore year in an all-boys, Catholic high school. “Modular” (trailer-like) classroom. Western Civ, second period. Teacher walks into the room — and slams his grade book on the desk! He had our attention. We all sit up, expecting angry words about poor grades on an exam, or assignment, or something like that. What does he say instead? Loudly, boldly he exclaims: “I love this job!”
(He might have actually said, “I love this place” — but the point is the same, of course).
A Tale of the “Right Fit”
Mr. Haig. 24 years old. Skinny. Passionate. Utterly sincere. Being paid probably Continue reading