Personal Drive: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.

Personal Drive is a combination of desire and energy in its simplest form directed at achieving a goal in whatever you have set your heart to accomplish.

Personal Drive: Exceeds Expectations Phrases

  • Constantly pursues learning opportunities training, seminars or workshops in order to improve one's personal and professional skills
  • Takes new responsibilities for the team and motivates the team members to remain focused on attaining the company's goals
  • Looks for alternative ways to solve a problem, perform a specific task or deal with a challenging situation
  • Is always looking for new ways to help the team members achieve their personal goals as well as the company goals
  • Does not need to be supervised when performing tasks; knows what to do and when to do it
  • Is not afraid to take calculated risks or make periodic mistakes; learns from the mistakes and moves on
  • Focuses on achieving personal goals even in difficult circumstances; remains composed and responds to work pressure in a positive manner
  • Completes tasks and projects accurately and seeks assistance from colleagues or team members when there is need
  • Seeks feedback from other employees; communicates one's areas of strengths and works closely with one's superiors to identify development needs
  • Creates time to reflect on one's own behavior and the impact it has on other employees, the company, and the customers

Personal Drive: Meets Expectations Phrases

  • Commits one's own time and energy to see that goals are achieved the right way and in a timely manner
  • Takes responsibility for prior mistakes and works on ensuring that such mistakes will not happen again in the future
  • Acts professionally at all times and works within the boundaries of the company processes and legal constraints
  • Avoids situations that put one in trouble like gossiping about other employees or having an argument with a customer
  • Operates as an effective representative of the company in both internal and external forums
  • Provides accurate advice on how to deal with difficult circumstances and how to avoid such circumstances in future
  • Remains positive and optimistic even when everything is not working or when a project does not meet expectations and urges others to do the same
  • Monitors one's own emotional responses and remains controlled at all times
  • Is able to continue moving forward and sustain effort even after a setback or negative feedback
  • Feels anxious and have doubts, but has learned how to stop one's anxiety and doubts from overwhelming oneself

Personal Drive: Needs Improvement Phrases

  • Does not show honesty at work; often lies to colleagues and customers without considering the impact it will have on the company
  • Does not show respect and courtesy to team members, customers, and external agencies
  • Is unwilling to resume responsibilities outside of one's own job description
  • Does not show interest in learning new things or attending courses that enhance one's professional and personal development
  • Struggles to do tasks without close supervision or assistance from other employees and team members
  • Gets frustrated when a project fails to meet expectations and does not show willingness to try again
  • Is unable to control one's emotions and is always picking fights with fellow colleagues and customers
  • Shows unwillingness to contribute suggestions that help solve company problems or conflicts among employees and team members
  • Wastes plenty of time doing things that are not important to the company and fails to work on what is important
  • Meets one's own goals but is reluctant to help other employees meet theirs and become more productive in the workplace

Personal Drive: Self Evaluation Questions

  • What personal and career goals have you set for yourself? What are you doing to make sure that these goals are accomplished?
  • Is there a time when you have received an award from the company? What was the award? Why did you receive the award?
  • Look back to when you were about seven years old. Is where you are now where you wanted to be?
  • Describe how you demonstrate personal drive at work. What have you done to improve your personal drive?
  • What role has your supervisor, manager or colleagues played in improving your personal drive in the workplace?
  • Can you think of a time when the events or actions of a colleague adversely affected your personal drive? How did you cope with that?
  • If you were given a management role, how would you create a working environment that employees found motivating?
  • If you were asked to supervise your colleagues, how would you interact with them in order to help them find their personal drive?
  • How do you ensure that your personal drive level is high on a daily basis?
  • What behaviors, workplace events or actions limit or destroy your personal drive? What do you do to get back on track?