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ISBN-13: 978-0787955984 ISBN-10: 0787955981 Edition: 1st

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Provides clear explanations, insightful self-assessments and inspiring stories of people both ordinary and famous.(Newsday)

An inspiring call to action. (Publishers Weekly)

Richard Chang boldly challenges us not only to seek and find the passions which exist in all of us, but more importantly equips us with a plan to pursue those passions all the way to a rewarding and fulfilling life! (Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager)

The Passion Plan offers a simple, easy-to-follow recipe for finding your own special passion and following it to greater personal satisfaction and success. (Debbi Fields, founder and chief cookie lover, Mrs. Fields Cookies)

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Find Your Passion and Change Your Life"Provides clear explanations, insightful self-assessments and inspiring stories of people both ordinary and famous."—Newsday "An inspiring call to action."—Publishers Weekly"Written with the burning fire he espouses, Richard Chang's The Passion Plan powerfully teaches us how to ignite the embers of our dreams in order to truly find success and happiness."—Stephen R. Covey, author of the No. 1 best-seller, The 7-Habits of Highly Effective Peoplea"Richard Chang boldly challenges us not only to seek and find the passions which exist in all of us, but more importantly equips us with a plan to pursue those passions all the way to a rewarding and fulfilling life!"—Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager"The Passion Plan offers a simple, easy-to-follow recipe for finding your own special passion and following it to greater personal satisfaction and success."—Debbi Fields, founder and chief cookie lover, Mrs. Fields CookiesTHE AUTHORRichard Chang is CEO of Richard Chang Associates, Inc., a performance-improvement consulting, training, and publishing firm headquartered in Irvine, California. He is internationally recognized for his strategic planning, performance measurement, quality improvement, organization development, change management, product realization, customer service, and human resource development expertise. Chang has consulted to a wide range of organizations—including Toshiba, Marriott, Nabisco, Universal Studios, Citibank, Nortel Networks, Fidelity Investments, and McDonalds. He has served as chair of the board for the American Society for Training and Development and as a judge for the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the U.S. Chang is the author or co-author of more than twenty books on business and personal development, including The Passion Plan at Work (Jossey-Bass, 2001).
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (January 19, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787955981
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787955984
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605,968 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Mary D. Bell on February 12, 2000
Format: Hardcover
As a life passion coach, I like the author's take on what to do if you've gotten stuck in neutral. Sometimes it's hard to discover just what you are passionate about! I recommend the book for its clear style and helpful exercises to rekindle your sense of what it is you are truly passionate about, as well as the inspirational examples about folks pursuing their passionate purpose.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a very inspirational and uplifting book that helped me get back in touch with the things that I really love to do in my life. It provides real life examples that I could relate to and gave very practical advice that I could begin to apply. I've read lots of self-help books that danced around the concept of passion, but this one not only clarified what was important about passion, but also showed me how to develop a plan of action to start living it too! It's really made a difference for me.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Sadie Burton-Goss on April 7, 2000
Format: Hardcover
With The Passion Plan, Dr. Chang has succeeded in providing a solid approach to cultivating the energy and focus needed to pursue one's purpose, in a powerful way. A must read for entrepreneur's. This is a business book, dealing with a critical aspect of business life. The world depends on our ability to passionatly create and recreate great business every day, every hour, every minute. The worksheets are invaluable. They really set this book apart from the more purely inspirational. We will use The Passion Plan in our annual planning process, both for our own business and with clients. Great resource for coaching one-on-one or in groups. Thank you Dr.Chang. We finally, have a resource that presents passionate living as one of the many business skills needed by those who plan to live great lives,on purpose both personally and professionally.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
"The Passion Plan" is a wise and savvy guide that will help people find the things that matter to them and then act on their insights to enrich their lives. Dr. Chang offers reality-based tools-not fantasies or miracle cures or easy wealth-that are widely applicable to many life situations, yet tailored to the individual. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of the best self-help books that I have read, and I read a lot of them. What makes it so good is the honest and realistic advice, tools, and stories that really hit home for me. I now understand how to benefit from my passions in life and that it is possible to have my passions be a part of my home, work, personal, and school life.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Stuart S on October 30, 1999
Format: Hardcover
What could make more sense? Starting with the premise that the ability to find and identify your individual passion stands at the core of personal and professional success, Dr. Chang does a superb job of articulating, illustrating, and leading the reader through an exciting exploration.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rolf Dobelli HALL OF FAME on May 31, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Richard Y. Chang describes how to find your passion - what really excites you - and use that to guide your life. He emphasizes looking to your heart to discover what your passion is and then using your head to stay in touch with reality. The book presents some nice summaries and charts that highlight key concepts. But otherwise, much of this is well-trod ground that has been covered by many other writers in the self-improvement genre, in books such as Wishcraft or with titles like "love what you do." Chang adds enlivening personal touches and examples, but otherwise, much of the book seems familiar, and even repetitious. We [...] recommend this book to the unfulfilled employee or uncertain entrepreneur, the person still searching for a passion.
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