If You Really Want To Win—You Must Have The Passion

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Fall is my favorite time of the year and I hear that from many people driven primarily by the cooler weather, beautiful Fall colors, and the many local Fall festivals. All these things seem to resonate with so many people this time of the year. But, I have to tell you that my real love for this time of the year is truly driven by the return and excitement that comes from College football! I rarely watch a professional football game in its entirety on a Sunday afternoon. However, on Saturday afternoon and evenings I am truly consumed with many of the college games even though they may not be my home team. The primary reason that I am so consumed with college football is because of the passion that the young college players and their coaches bring to the game!

I believe that the same ingredient, passion, is clearly the differentiator for a business leader (coach) and his ability to get his team to both see, embrace and work to drive the business vision to success. As I am sure you have heard many times before, you have to “win their hearts and minds.” What this means as it relates to your organization, is that they must be able to see more than your thoughts about the vision for your business. They must see the passion which comes from the heart and that you have a true conviction for the future of both the business and the people in the business that you believe can be achieved.

In my opinion, a great college football coach gets the best from a bunch of players with varying levels of talent because he finds a way to ignite their passion for winning and performance excellence as a team. If you as a leader don’t have a visible passion for your vision and business direction, how can your organization get excited about a future that they don’t control? If you can communicate and demonstrate your passion, your organization will more quickly understand where you are taking the business and why it is right and deserves their buy-in. If they see a heart and soul commitment, they will follow and help drive your vision to reality!


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