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At the heart of every great success known to humankind
you will find passion. Whether you are talking about The
Mars Lander Mission, the invention of penicillin, The
Rose Bowl Parade, The World Series or the fundraiser you
just had for your kids sports team - every great success
has people behind it who are passionate about the job at
Take a moment
to reflect on your last year at work. How passionate
have you been? What projects have made you feel
passionate? What work hasn't made you feel passionate?
How about your colleagues, bosses, direct reports,
suppliers, partners and clients - how passionate have
thing is for sure - if passion is lacking within you and
your organization so are your odds for continuing
success and fulfillment.
2000-2003 David Jones researched and authored
"Passion-Works! Your Guide to Passion in the Modern
Workplace." In it he defines passion:
is a strong emotion that happens within each of us when
we are doing meaningful work that makes us feel better
about ourselves at a pace that feels like real
is not necessarily expressed in extroverted ways -
external excitement alone is not passion. In fact David
interviewed many scientists and engineers who derived a
great deal of passion from their work - they just didn't
express it in wild displays of emotion. David also
interviewed sales people, teachers, executives and
others who expressed their passion externally, but the
feelings of passion they experienced inside were no
different from those of the passionate introvert. These
positive feelings are what makes pursuing a passionate
work experience worth it - the fact that passion leads
to success more often than not is just a great
In our Passion Works!
Program you will learn to:
Create the particular
conditions that give rise to passion within
yourself and others at your workplace.
Understand how the lack of
these conditions gives rise to people who become
negative, cynical, bored, scattered, stressed, or who
just plain coast along.
Evaluate the state of your own
passion by project.
Evaluate the state of passion
in your team and organization by project.
deliver this program either as a 2 hour key note session
or as a 1/2 to 2 day facilitator led learning