Category Archive: Passion

What the Heck is a “Ding in the Universe”

I never appreciated Steve Jobs’ quote, “I want to put a ding in the universe,” until I talked with Gary Hamel, Wall Street Journal’s #1 most influential business thinker. I asked Gary what… Continue reading

Creating a Hoop Free Zone

Sluggish organizations require hoops before action. Dogs enjoy jumping through hoops, people don’t. Hoops represent frigid control. Passion is inversely proportional to the number of hoops required. Hoops are roadblocks masquerading as protection. Why it matters:… Continue reading

Tapping the Positive Potential of Anger

***** Anger is a high potential power-emotion. Anger reveals your values and exposes a hidden self. Flipping off reckless drivers may not be polite but it says you value your safety. The sad… Continue reading

Solving 15 Reasons Leaders Won’t Lead

***** “I’m so frustrated because my boss won’t make decisions.” Bennis said, “Failing organizations are usually over-managed and under-led.” Leaders with titles who refuse to lead frustrate their teams. It’s more common than… Continue reading

10 Surefire Ways to Find Your Greatness

***** Our world confuses potential with performance. Never let mediocre performance seem outstanding. You insult high performers, nurture incompetence, and sell yourself short. You aren’t entitled to greatness, it’s earned. What is greatness:… Continue reading

The Vision All Leaders Always Need

We say leadership is all about others and then hypocritically say, follow me! Leader-centric vision casting captures and dominates current leadership thought. From Moses to Martin Luther King Jr., stories of leaders with… Continue reading