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“Nothing 
great in the 
world has 
been 
accomplished 
without 
passion” 
– G.W. Hegel, philosopher
Objectives 
• To highlight the role of passion as a tool of success 
and wellness for organisations and individuals 
• To ...
Structure of today’s session 
(for those who like to know where they are going!) 
90 minutes – blend of presentation 
and ...
“We’re not a 
happy lot” 
•96% of employees would 
consider changing jobs if a 
better one came up 
•50% of employees were...
The 
confused 
passionless 
plight of the 
Kiwi 
If he feels a passion 
coming on, 
he goes and paints a roof, 
plants som...
PASSION 
Intensity, fervour, fervidness, 
ardour, zeal, vehemence, mania, 
fire, emotion, feeling, zest, 
enthusiasm, eage...
Passion is for 
everyone 
Passion is about helping people 
fulfill their potential. Everyone has 
passion we just have to ...
Pest 
Controller 
“ 
All the rats, 
all the maggots, 
all the 
cockroaches all 
over the place. 
These are the 
things I l...
American 
Civil War Buff 
“ 
I began to walk 
it and in my 
head I heard 
voices. ‘Steady! 
Steady boys! 
Dress on the 
le...
“ 
I’ve had so many 
women say, ‘All you 
think about is 
music’, when if fact 
it’s not all I think 
about, I think about...
LlamaLady 
“ 
You see those big, 
black eyes and 
those big 
eyelashes and they 
look right in you 
and they look right 
i...
The Passion Pack 
- purpose 
A guidance tool to help individuals discover 
greater passion in work/life. It consists of 
4...
Passion Pack 
– aims 
•Help people discover their passion 
and passion criteria 
•Develop strategies for career 
advanceme...
exercises
Consequences of Ignoring 
Passion - Employees 
More than 43% of employees are 
dissatisfied with current role – TMP 
surve...
Consequences of 
Ignoring Passion – 
Organisations 
• Absenteeism, stress leave 
and sick days 
• Low morale and co-worker...
Consequences of 
Ignoring Passion – 
Organisations 
•Increased personal grievance costs 
•Increased use of EAP counselling...
Passion is a cure 
 Demotivation 
 Depression 
 Anxiety 
 Apathy 
 Resentment 
 Lack of meaning and 
purpose 
 Ange...
Some Solutions 
Don’t get mad, get a life! 
“People should not put their work 
above everything else, but put time 
and en...
Exercise: 
Your Personal Passion Action 
Plan (refer to hand out) 
What are you passionate about? 
How could you increase ...
Welcome to the 
passion zone! 
•The first step to a happier and more fulfilled life 
•On-going commitment 
•Takes time and...
There is no end. 
There is no beginning. 
There is only the 
infinite passion of life. 
Frederico Fellini 
“ 
”
The most powerful weapon on 
earth is the human soul on fire. 
- Field Marshall Ferdinand 
Foch 
Life is given us as a pas...
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  1. 1. “Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion” – G.W. Hegel, philosopher
  2. 2. Objectives • To highlight the role of passion as a tool of success and wellness for organisations and individuals • To increase awareness of personal and work related passions • To develop strategies to minimise stress and maximise enjoyment– for yourself and others
  3. 3. Structure of today’s session (for those who like to know where they are going!) 90 minutes – blend of presentation and practical exercises: •The cry for passion – research findings •“The Passion Pack “-tools and strategies to increase passion •Group activities using “The Passion Pack” •Passion and you – personal passion plan
  4. 4. “We’re not a happy lot” •96% of employees would consider changing jobs if a better one came up •50% of employees were either unhappy or very unhappy in their work •Only 25% are happy in their work - NZ Management Magazine 2004
  5. 5. The confused passionless plight of the Kiwi If he feels a passion coming on, he goes and paints a roof, plants some potatoes, joins another organisation, forms a committee of his own and has a drink or pops a pill – Gordon McLauchlan, The Passionless People (1976) “ ”
  6. 6. PASSION Intensity, fervour, fervidness, ardour, zeal, vehemence, mania, fire, emotion, feeling, zest, enthusiasm, eagerness, preoccupation, excitement, animation, fixation, heart’s desire, fascination, craze, obsession.
  7. 7. Passion is for everyone Passion is about helping people fulfill their potential. Everyone has passion we just have to help them take it out the drawer. - HR manager, Tower “ ”
  8. 8. Pest Controller “ All the rats, all the maggots, all the cockroaches all over the place. These are the things I love doing. ”
  9. 9. American Civil War Buff “ I began to walk it and in my head I heard voices. ‘Steady! Steady boys! Dress on the left. Move to the left. Steady! ”
  10. 10. “ I’ve had so many women say, ‘All you think about is music’, when if fact it’s not all I think about, I think about a lot of things, but this is what I’m DJ driven by.’ ”
  11. 11. LlamaLady “ You see those big, black eyes and those big eyelashes and they look right in you and they look right into your soul and they can know whether you’re a good ‘un or a bad ‘un. ”
  12. 12. The Passion Pack - purpose A guidance tool to help individuals discover greater passion in work/life. It consists of 40 cards divided into 4 key areas: • What is passion? Why is it important? • How can you discover your passion? • Career management strategies • Overcoming passion barriers
  13. 13. Passion Pack – aims •Help people discover their passion and passion criteria •Develop strategies for career advancement and work/life balance •Help people take greater responsibility for their lives •Maximise wellness and satisfaction in career/life •Raise self-esteem, confidence and energy
  14. 14. exercises
  15. 15. Consequences of Ignoring Passion - Employees More than 43% of employees are dissatisfied with current role – TMP survey Causes - Under-using skills, conflicted values and roles, lack of control Consequences - Depression, apathy, stress, anger, blame, denial, ill-health
  16. 16. Consequences of Ignoring Passion – Organisations • Absenteeism, stress leave and sick days • Low morale and co-worker impact • Retention issues • Demotivated and inflexible workforce
  17. 17. Consequences of Ignoring Passion – Organisations •Increased personal grievance costs •Increased use of EAP counselling •Increased recruitment and retraining costs •Lower productivity and performance
  18. 18. Passion is a cure  Demotivation  Depression  Anxiety  Apathy  Resentment  Lack of meaning and purpose  Anger  Toxic workplaces  Excites the brain and stimulates the body  Increases energy  Greater Resilience  Better work/life balance  More meaning and purpose  Increases happiness and well being  Is infectious
  19. 19. Some Solutions Don’t get mad, get a life! “People should not put their work above everything else, but put time and energy into their families, hobbies, and social activities.’ Professor Linden, on avoiding Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder
  20. 20. Exercise: Your Personal Passion Action Plan (refer to hand out) What are you passionate about? How could you increase the level of passion in your life? How could you help others to pursue their passion?
  21. 21. Welcome to the passion zone! •The first step to a happier and more fulfilled life •On-going commitment •Takes time and effort •What are you prepared to give up for a more passionate life? •Beware of the comfort rut! •Beware of passion crushers •Keep your cards handy •Keep your passion alive! Thrive don’t just survive
  22. 22. There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. Frederico Fellini “ ”
  23. 23. The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. - Field Marshall Ferdinand Foch Life is given us as a passion. - Jaques Barzun “ ” “ ”

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