Is it the sweet taste of the first cup of coffee of the day? Is it the joy of seeing your colleagues when you get into work? Or is it the excitement for your next holiday? This week’s KIQ seeks to uncover your motivation for getting out of bed in the morning.
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Brad Jefferson, CEO of video slide show service company Animoto, likes to ask this question when he’s interviewing job candidates. The answer will reveal what the candidate is enthusiastic about and what keeps them going.
Jefferson said it’s important to understand what motivates a person at their core because “there will always be ups and downs in any business and you want to make sure the person will be equally motivated during difficult times, if not more so”.
What Jefferson is looking for is passion. He wants to find people who embody that quality because when you “pursue something that you’re passionate about with people who motivate you, then work is really fun, even during the difficult times”.
How would you answer this question? Let us know in the comments.
[Via Business Insider]