The Downside of Passion

Review any list of positive leadership traits and "passion" will undoubtedly rank near the top - rightly so. In most cases passion is an asset capable of carrying you through tough times, sharpening your perspective, revealing purpose, and helping you succeed in the face of overwhelming odds. You'll find no shortage of content describing the positive attributes of passion, but few that examine…

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Creating a Passionate Workplace

Creating a passionate workplace is not as simple as one would like to think. I've written often on the important role that passion plays in personal success and fulfillment (see "Passion equals Purpose"). However in today's post I want to offer a bit of a different take on the value of passion...In the text that follows I'll examine the impact of passion as a key success metric for the overall…

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Passion Equals Purpose

Passion is a key driver in achieving success because passion creates purpose. Purpose in turn creates focus, focus leads to results and results will normally move you closer to the fulfillment of your goals. I have worked with countless executives and entrepreneurs and consistently find that those professionals who exhibit an undying passion for what they do stand apart from the crowd. In today's…

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