Passion and purpose: Leading from the inside out



Love believes that leadership requires self-discovery. “Deep awareness of the skills, talents, and knowledge that shape you is important,” she writes, “but you must also know the inner purpose and passions that drive you so that you're able to inspire the people you lead.” Three factors are described that help leaders to leave a lasting legacy, while unleashing energy: personal fulfillment is directly connected to motivation at work; fulfillment escalates if there is an opportunity to translate purpose in life to work contributions; and the attainment of purpose/passion should be part of an organization's dialogue.