Here are two nuggets worth reading and sharing with others relating to leadership, passion and learning.

From Tracy Rosen via a blog comment:

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This reminds me of Stephen Curtis Chapman’s outstanding song, “Burn the Ships.” We can find lots of legitimate reasons to criticize Hernán Cortés, but I think everyone has to agree he led with passion.

From Dr. Syb via a tweet:

Passion can’t be taught, either you have it or it’s caught.

One of the most important things we can share with our students, and all of those with whom we have contact each day, is our PASSION. If you are passionate about history, digital storytelling, science, exercise, writing, public speaking, teamwork, intercultural understanding, respect, integrity, or good listening skills… whatever it is that gets you fired up and motivated… SHARE it with others. Yes we must teach the curriculum, yes we must help students master mandated standards in various content areas… but we SHOULD teach, lead and learn every day with PASSION.

Connect with those areas of your life about which you are most passionate. Find ways to invest time DOING and SHARING that passion with others. You can’t put a price on passion, but you can SHARE it and INSPIRE it with and in others.

a heart of love

Passion is a BIG reason why I’m a storychaser.

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2 Responses to Two worthy quotations on leadership and passion

  1. Wesley, these quotes reminded me of another: Consensus denotes compromise; it does not connote passion.

    Consensus always seems like a good thing … except when you want passion.

  2. “Passion can’t be taught, either you have it or it’s caught.”

    This quote is lovely!

    Being a dancer, I know how important passion is for dancing soulfully and with emotion~

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