Category Archive: Passion

The Boomerang Effect: The Dark Side of Enthusiasm

Lousy leaders keep the peace by giving gravy assignments to psychos and crappy assignments to people with good attitudes. The dark side of enthusiasm is ending up with all the crap assignments. To… Continue reading

A New Chapter for Every Leader’s Journey

A coaching client suggested another chapter after reading “The Six Chapters of Every Leader’s Journey.” The six chapters in the leader’s journey: Believe you can make a difference. Engage in leading. Learn leadership… Continue reading

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