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?

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