- Follow that passion!…You've probably heard that advice a few thousand times.…Passion in the workplace is great, of course.…We all love people who are engaged with their jobs…and committed to their ideas.…But honestly, it sometimes can go too far.…We can all probably think of times…when colleagues got so heated…defending their pet projects…that they alienated everyone else…or wouldn't listen to critical information,…because they were so invested in their own ideas,…they just didn't want to hear it.…There are some real downsides…to being too passionate at work.…
So to avoid alienating people…and instead leverage the best…of what it means to be passionate,…here's what you should be aware of.…First, don't paint a black and white scenario.…If you really believe in something,…it's easy to ignore or demonize the opposition.…You know you should open the new office…in Chicago, not Los Angeles,…so obviously, the people on the other side…must be ignorant or biased or stupid, right?…They could be, but it's far more likely…
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