The Passionate Organization: Igniting the Fire of Employee by J. R. Lucas
By J. R. Lucas
A firm that does not have "passion" (leaders and employees who care approximately what they do) won't ever in attaining its complete power. This ebook discusses that zeal, spotting the restrictions of mere highbrow reasoning.
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The "ideal" (everything planned, no deviations, "spontaneity not welcome here") can lead directly to the absence of passion. " Passion is wrung out of the system and discarded as a distraction. In the long run, these passionless, rationalistic robots will drift into irrationality and its corresponding negative passions. They'll become like General Motors, the dream machine of Alfred Sloan, with its entrenched methods, almost incapable of not shooting itself in the foot. " Like Data, the ultimately logical but emotion-seeking android of Star Trek, they begin the long search for fire.
Passion for truth. Ultimately, the main passion that pays big dividends is the passion for truth. This involves an almost desperate desire to see and know and understand, and, most important of all, to face and accept reality. It senses that the only way to lead a passionately effective life is to build it on the truth, whether that is personal truth (really knowing ourselves), relational truth, or marketplace truth. It is the quest itself that keeps the discovered truth from turning Page 6 hard-bitten or cynical.
The challenge, of course, is to keep reason from killing whatever it can't understand or explain. Passion isn't perversity. " We are not speaking of the passions that destroy, the irrational passions, the negative passion. Negative Passion Negative passion can cause knowledge to be obscured, ignored, or even contorted. When the rational is cut off from the nonrational when knowledge isn't rooted in a fundamental, positive, clear vision and valuesthe dispassionate rational will sink into a morass of negative irrationality that will in time devour the knowledge.