Vision & Passion
Did you know that only 10% of the American workforce trusts management? And 64% of people trust a robot more than their manager? That’s a problem for organizational leaders.
One way to address the issue of trust is with vision. When you start with a vision, you increase trust in your organization.
Task Vs. Passion-Driven
Is your organization task-driven or passion-driven?
Go to school; get good grades; learn a skill; get a job; get paid based on that skill.
That’s a task-driven culture. In that environment, you’re valuing people based on their skill set.
But when you value people based on their passion and their talents and their mindset, that all changes.
Being passion-driven means you welcome people into your vision. You tell them your vision and the vision of the company, and you allow them to be part of the story.
A recent Pew Research study found that achieving one’s career passion ranks as the highest priority of all — more than making money or getting married. Finding a fulfilling job is almost three times more important than having a family, the survey reported.
It seems clear that we need a new approach to traditional task-driven organizations – passion.
Passion is the fuel that inspires and drives people toward specific goals, no matter how unlikely or difficult they might be. It generates the enthusiasm needed to plow through the biggest obstacles and overcome the most intractable challenges. It inspires loyalty, teamwork, hard work, and, eventually, success.
Leading With Vision
Employees, consumers, and other organizations respond with purpose and passion when they’re presented with a vision. So, we need to lead with vision.
Your vision is your picture of the future you want. And your organization’s vision ultimately drives passion.
Leading with vision is a philosophy.
My heart is full this morning. That’s the only word that I know how to use to describe what I’m feeling…full of hope, full of excitement…very alive – today is kind of like its own little freedom adventure. I love it! I’m looking forward to more days with a heart full of purpose and destiny.Debbie Vosburgh
My time with Dave Jones clarified and crystallized my purpose and mission in life, allowing me to quit wasting time on "good" projects and instead spend my life in the "sweet spot" of my passion and purpose!Rick Green
I have more focus with all my passions - serving the community. I’m able to communicate what I'm here to do, and it's been great because I don't have to waste my time doing things that are not necessary for me.Jackie Omotosho