The Passion Plan at Work

Chang, Richard
January 2002
Passion Plan at Work - Business Book Summaries;2002, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p1
Book Summary
Book summary
In Chang's previous work, "The Passion Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide to Discovering, Developing, and Living Your Passion," he translated his experiences and the experiences of thousands of others into a practical seven-step model that individuals can use to discover their own passions and turn them into personal and professional fulfillment. Thus, it is his (Chang s) premise that when people follow their hearts they can more effectively improve their performance on a continuous basis and broaden the range of their abilities. Empowered and energized each day, people go on to pursue passion even further. The result of this personal transformation is the realization of "profit with a capital P" profit that is not simply (or necessarily) measured financially but also includes personal satisfaction and success. Figuring that what works for individuals can also be applied to organizations, Chang presents "The Passion Plan at Work" as a sequel to the original, again offering a seven-step plan. This time, however, the plan is an organizational model that involves: starting from the heart, uncovering the forces that will drive the organization's success, channeling the organization's passion toward a specific goal, planning for passion-inspired change and growth, translating passion into workplace and marketplace performance, sparking commitment in employees, partners, and customers, and keeping the organization centered on passion.


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