What I’ve learned to appreciate

When I was in college, I worked for six academic quarters in a cooperative education work program. The experience was valuable because my employers gave me meaningful work assignments in a broad range of technology areas. That translated into credible work experience and helped me secure a job a month before my graduation date. In one of the assignments, I Read More …

When does process remove your passion?

I’ve heard it said of teachers before that they lose their ability to do what they are passionate about because of all the paper work required for their job.  As organizations or groups mature typically the processes within each group will tend to expand. So my question is, when does following the process remove people from their passions and what Read More …

Passion and emotion leadership primer

Organizational leaders use the terms ‘passion’ and ’emotion’ in their communication to try to frame desired and undesired behavior. Passion is typically used in the positive context. You might hear things like “We want our people to be passionate about their jobs” or “We promote passionate employees in the workplace”. On the contrary emotion, is typically used in a negative Read More …