Working With Passion

People who work with passion are inspired by their own personal and shared sense of the possibilities they would love to see in their world. Wise leaders who get this do not assume that their leadership passion inflicted on others has the power to inspire authentic passion in their work. They instead continuously help their people to keep growing, refining and acting on their dreams for the success of the enterprise. Passion comes from within. It's an inside-out phenomenon. Passion doesn't come from top down mandates, extrinsic incentives or promises of earned rewards. These create compliance but not passion. Passion is one's own dream and when people connect dreams, the shared passion catalyzes capacity in unpredictable ways.