Passion is energy and engagement for people and the work they do. Passion as an emotion is a valuable trait when channeled appropriately.
Being focused on helping others understand and doing good work is positive passion. Losing your cool when things go wrong is negative passion. The challenge is to channel the positive to ameliorate or eliminate the negative.
Investing in employees with training and development leads to caring about customers. In turn, the company is committed to giving back to the community.
Passion becomes the catalyst that galvanizes individuals to commit to their own development as well as to deliver products and services that customers need. Passion is a powerful driver when applied to purpose. It is the personal commitment to making a positive difference!
Note: This video owes its inspiration to the work of my colleague Alaina Love.[video: https://youtu.be/TxLnohcKoUk align:center[/embed]
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership educator and executive coach. In 2017, Trust Across America named him a Top Thought Leader in Trust for the fourth consecutive year. In 2014, Inc.com named Baldoni to its list of top 100 leadership experts, and Global Gurus ranked him No. 11 on its list of global leadership experts. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including his newest, “MOXIE: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership.”