Leaders understand that it’s nearly impossible for a passionless leader to inspire a movement. Passion moves people to action. But sometimes leaders rely solely upon their enthusiasm to gain support for a new vision or idea. When they get no response they’re baffled or even get frustrated with people for not responding. We must realize that passion is only half of the equation for moving people to action. When a leader wants to inspire people it requires more than an energizing speech filled with visionary statements of a preferred future. It requires a knowledge and understanding of where you’re going and how to get there. Knowledge gives your passion credibility. When a leader has passion without knowledge people typically ignore the vision rather than engage the vision.
What are you excited about lately? Do you have a plan to turn your idea into a reality?