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?