After we chuckled a bit, I silently reflected on how John had lived this ideal out in his own life, once even losing a college teaching position for acting passionately on his beliefs. Then I began to consider its implications for the workplace.
Imagine the workplace without passion... Drone like employees come to work and dutifully, follow policy and proceedures to the letter, never considering any other way to make processes better, or to better serve the customer. Everything is neat, ordered and tepid. Yuk.