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The key to high performance in the workplace goes beyond traditional “hard skills” — passion is an essential element of productivity. Employees who are able to identify a “passion and purpose” in their lives experience heightened engagement and innovation, and they feel connected to their work in exciting new ways. Organizations that cultivate this sense of engagement can gain a valuable edge in today’s competitive marketplace.

In The Purpose Linked Organization, leadership development experts Alaina Love and Marc Cugnon explain the powerful role passion and purpose play in the workplace and explain how leveraging them effectively can enhance organizational performance. Using the ten “Passion Profile Archetypes,” the authors show readers how they can hone the temperaments necessary for high performance and channel them in a positive direction.

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Related book summaries in the BBS library: Purpose, Common Purpose

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The old saw says that money cannot buy happiness. But what about the reverse? Does happiness matter in the workplace? In Happiness at Work, Jessica Pryce-Jones demonstrates that happy employees are more successful in a variety of indicators, including promotion, motivation, efficiency, and health. Happy employees contribute more, stay in their positions longer, and are better to work with. Furthermore, happiness is neither mysterious nor intangible—there are numerous strategies that individuals and businesses can adopt to enhance the happiness of their workplaces. In today’s economic climate, everyone in business should be looking to tap into this vast, often poorly understood human resource.

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