Love What You Do

“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”

~ Georg Wilhelm

Love What You Do

By Sal Monastero

The most successful leaders are people who are passionate about their sports, businesses, family lives, or whatever it is that they are doing. Try to imagine an unenthusiastic sports coach.  Try to imagine a non-passionate politician.  Try to picture how boring an opera singer without passion would be.  Many leaders want to appear neutral to their employees so that they are seen as unbiased and not company parrots, so to speak. These leaders think that by being neutral, they will be seen as unbiased and out for the interest of the employees.  Rather, they are seen as people who don’t care enough about what they do to be enthusiastic. You have to start first with loving what you do.  If you love what you do and believe you are good at it, you won’t have a problem in communicating positively to those you lead (Monastero, 2010, p. 87).

 

From:  Monastero, S. (2010).  Winning at leadership: how to become an effective leader.  Bloomington, IN:  IUNIVERSE, Inc.

Reprinted with permission from the OSU Leadership Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, (614) 292-3114, http://leadershipcenter.osu.edu/

Coaching Call To Action

Are you the type of leader who habitually holds back on showing your enthusiasm?  This week let it rip!  Bring the passion you feel about your work to your conversations, meetings and presentations.  Let it shine in your eyes.  Be engaged and engaging!