Passion to Passion

kinnon —  March 31, 2005 — Leave a comment

My blog meanderings this morning let me to this great post on passion (via: Dig Tank) from Barry Oshry.

Passion-to-passion leadership allows rather than directs, provides opportunities rather than orders,  is in the service of the followers, and supports people in bringing out their nobler selves.

What are you passionate about? What are your team members passionate about? How do you connect those passions – with all the inherent sparks and fireworks that accompany to create a white hot fire of success? I love the image from Proverbs; as iron sharpens iron, so does one man sharpen another. But how many of us are willing to be sharpened together?

Barry begins his post speaking of Adam Kahane and the work he’s doing;

what he has done is given people an opportunity: to serve, to contribute,to enlarge themselves through this effort, to work on issues they are passionate about but have felt frustrated in their efforts to deal with. Passion to passion.

Let us refuse to put out the passionate fires that burn in the hearts of those we lead – and in fact, let us fan into flames the embers that still burn in those we may have unintentionally or otherwise, attempted to douse.

Passion: to be filled with boundless enthusiasm. (Or being filled with the presence of God and knowing no boundaries to what can be accomplished.)



A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

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