Enthusiasm: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.
Enthusiasm is an intense enjoyment or a lively interest in a certain thing with a zest and a strong belief that can be felt by those around you.
Enthusiasm: Exceeds Expectations Phrases
- Always well prepared, full of ideas and cheerful about upcoming projects and current tasks
- Is infectious. Easily transforms the workplace atmosphere into an exciting, vibrant and positive atmosphere
- Defines important goals and puts a plan together to accomplish them
- Is not easily demotivated by temporal crisis; still enjoys working even when all is not well in the workplace
- Identifies something positive in the midst of negativity and changes perception about that situation
- Does not dwell on the negative; does not think about past mistakes or things that cannot be changed
- Performs random acts of kindness to the employees at work and the members of the community
- Does not listen to people who are full of non-constructive criticism and discouragement
- Associates oneself with positive-minded people in order to exhibit some of their traits
- Feels passionate and energetic at work and often works on tasks that bring joy and accomplishments
Enthusiasm: Meets Expectations Phrases
- Always concentrates on own work thus it becomes easier to ignore challenges and obstacles in the workplace
- Shows creativity when collaborating with other employees on their goals
- Comes up with a system that squeezes the most productivity out of each day and sticks to it
- Looks for moments that positively transformed one's own life and uses the moments to draw strength and inspiration
- Makes a list of all the good things in one's own life and uses it a boost whenever in need of an emotional boost
- Always on the lookout to help colleagues who are in need even if it's just with a kind word or a friendly smile
- Derives strength and inspiration from role models and tries to emulate them in order to achieve personal goals
- Regularly exercises and eats the right food in order to level self-energy up and feel good about oneself physically
- Shows interest in one's own work and offers tips for getting the job done more efficiently to others performing the same task
- Takes on extra projects and often seeks advice from other colleagues in areas that need clarification when handling the projects
Enthusiasm: Needs Improvement Phrases
- Lacks passion when performing a task or handling a project thus, is unable to build enthusiasm for it
- Always has negative thoughts and is always looking at the glass as half empty
- Is not creative and does not look for new and better ways to go about things
- Finds it difficult to trust other employees, thus, is not able to influence positive change in the workplace
- Does not know how to handle disagreements and dialogues with other employees
- Is not proactive and does not see the need to initiate things
- Lacks patience and expects things to happen right away and gets frustrated when they don't
- Takes flexi-time in the workplace for granted. Gets to work late and leaves early
- Always complains and grumbles whenever there is a team meeting
- Does not see the need to push a little harder when performing tasks at work
Enthusiasm: Self Evaluation Questions
- What are some of the career-related actions you took and you were pleased you took them? What pleases you about your actions?
- Can you describe a time when you were totally lost in your work in a good way and time just flew by?
- Think of a time you had an idea and you got other employees to follow you. What was the idea?
- Are there times you have not achieved something that you set out to do? How did you feel about that?
- Can you think of a situation where you were intensely motivated? When were you bored?
- Describe a time you did more than was required of your job description. How did you feel about that?
- Can you give examples of some of the improvements you have made at work without being asked?
- Can you think of a time when you sought a colleague's idea or opinion when working on a new project?
- Is there a time when you did not think a situation could not get any worse and then it did?
- Is there a time when a task had to be completed, and you were able to focus your efforts and attention to get it done?