• Get to know potential hires as thoroughly as possible, even before you have an opening for them.
• Ask them why they do what they do, what disappointments they’ve had, what their dream jobs would be.
• Look for fire in their eyes as they talk about the work itself, and listen for a deep desire to do something that hasn’t been done before.
• When you talk to their references, listen for mentions of passion.
Today’s Management Tip was adapted from “Talent, Passion, and the Creativity Maze” by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer.
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