From Publishers Weekly
"Passion is the single most powerful competitive advantage an organization can claim in building its success," argues veteran leadership consultant Richard Chang in The Passion Plan at Work: Building a Passion-Driven Organization. Stressing that passion is a motivator and a unifier, that it provides direction and focus and attracts both employees and customers, he suggests that when a company has the skill and resources it needs to succeed, passion can put it over the top. With a foreword by FedEx CEO Fred Smith, this sequel to Chang's relationship guide (The Passion Plan) outlines the seven-part plan business leaders need to implement to realize "the capital P" in "Profits."
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Chang is the author of The Passion Plan: A
Step-by-Step Guide to Discovering, Developing, and Living Your Passion (2000). He also heads his own "performance improvement consulting, training, and publishing firm," and he has written other books on benchmarking, measuring organizational and team improvement, meeting planning, and problem solving. In The Passion Plan
, Chang laid down seven steps for unlocking the passion that he says is already "a part of [everyone]" to have a more meaningful life. Chang now suggests that what works for the individual can be applied to organizations, as he adapts the same seven steps for the workplace. Using passionate organizations such as MindSpring, Southwest Airlines, and Ben and Jerry's as examples to demonstrate what passion is, he describes the benefits of organizational passion. Afterwards he examines "how organizations lose sight of passion." Using the same format he used in his preliminary guide, Chang thoroughly explains each of his steps in detail and provides worksheets for organizational assessment and evaluation. David RouseCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved