September 24, 2002

Reawakening Your Passion for Work

The other day a friend at work showed me a Harvard Business Review article which she thought I might find interesting. It was titled “Reawakening Your Passion for Work”. (Note: One has to assume that some form of “passion for work” exists in the first place for it to be re-awakened).

Anyway, the article begins by highlighting “signs” which indicate that you may have lost your passion for work and may need to assess where you want to be. Here are the signs – do you ever feel yourself saying any of the following:

- “I feel trapped”
- “I’m bored”
- “I’m not the person I want to be”
- “I won’t compromise my ethics”
- “I can’t ignore the call”
- “Life is too short!”

Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick – but what’s their point?? I have process maps to document and issues to resolve…….

Ref: Boyatzis, R, McKee A and Goleman, D. Reawakening Your Passion for Work, Harvard Business Review, April 2002. (How nerdy is this that I actually reference the article – what are the referencing standards in this new internet world in which we live?)

posted on September 24, 2002 at 09:34 AM by steve.