Passionate leaders know “the why”

  • They make dialoguing with people a priority
  • They express their message in a manner that demonstrates their conviction, desire, and hunger to meet objectives
  1. Optimism — passionate leaders are unstoppable. Difficulties and daily challenges do not crush them because they believe they have elements of control over their future. This optimistic mindset puts a halt to negative thinking and fuels the drive to succeed.
  2. A compelling story — a passionate leader tells a compelling story that catches people’s attention and guides them to see it, feel it, and envision the future.
  3. Involving people — the difference between being a passionate doer and a passionate leader involves people in your passion instead of going it alone. Passionate leaders know they must have faith in others to be passionate about what needs to be accomplished. They dialogue with employees frequently and involve them in idea creation, decision-making and utilisation of their strengths. Passionate leaders truly endorse people as their most valuable asset by not letting their own ego get out of hand.
  4. Recharge ability — passionate leaders know how to use restorative activities, people, and events to recharge themselves. They refuel by reading widely, connecting with others that share similar passions, attending relevant conferences, listening to communities, getting out in nature, exercising regularly, etc.



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Jonathan Mills

Jonathan Mills


Jonathan has spent over 30 years focusing his efforts on developing people throughout the world. He believes that people have the most impact when stretched.