Category Archive: Passion

How to Honor Heart

Leaders typically honor results, but what are you doing to honor heart? Jamie Dimon said the secret of great leadership is humility and heart. Dimon is the CEO of America’s biggest bank, JPMorgan… Continue reading

Talent Shows – Passion and Incompetence

Have you watched a talent show on TV when an incompetent contestant auditioned? Just because they’re passionate to sing doesn’t mean they can sing on key. The danger of passion is the illusion… Continue reading

How to Build Enthusiasm in a Half-Hearted World

Anything you do without enthusiasm makes you less of who you were meant to be. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once enthusiasm is lost, it’s like starting a… Continue reading

How to be a Badass Without Becoming a Jerk-hole

You can’t succeed as a leader if your need to be liked exceeds your drive to achieve. There are three options in the tension between results and relationships. Results without relationships. (Jerk-hole.) Results… Continue reading

7 Secrets to High Performance

Challenges to high performance include entitlement, unfocused energy, and soul-sucking systems. Questions that expose high performers: #1 What makes you think you want to be a high performer? It helps to know why… Continue reading

Stop Domesticating Remarkable People

People in the middle are forgettable. Obsessed people are remarkable. Danger: Average leaders want everyone else to be average. Leaders face the danger of domesticating remarkable people. In the process, remarkable people become… Continue reading