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When business strategy consultant John Hagel speaks about passion in the workplace, he’s not referring to tawdry office love affairs. Rather, he’s talking about the driving force behind “sustained extreme performance improvement.” Passion fuels people’s desire to master and even advance their fields, says Hagel. Moreover, passion works as a connector and is the basis for long-lasting, meaningful relationships. If you’re wondering how to motivate disengaged workers, getAbstract believes Hagel may be able to help.

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John Hagel is an author, speaker and consultant who co-founded the Deloitte Center for Edge Innovation.



As a little boy living in Caracas, John Hagel discovered that he could play hooky by forging his mother’s signature on dismissal slips. He spent the stolen hours in the slums of the city, energized by the pulse of “potential and possibility.” This experience influenced his later work, leading Hagel to study scalable possibility and potential and, ultimately, the relationship between passion and job performance.

An exploration of “sustained extreme performance improvement” in various arenas – such as sports, online gaming and business – shows that passion plays an important role. Regardless of the field, those who excel exhibit an intense passion in their area of ...

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