Leading Passion

by Désirée Siebert

Institution: Linnæus University
Year: 2015
Keywords: Authenticity; autonomy; creativity; diminisher; encounters; empowerment; experiences; followership; inspiration; leadership; multiplier; passion; performance; relationships; self-confidence; self-determination; self-fulfillment; support; toxic leadership; trust; Social Sciences; Economics and Business; Business Administration; Samhällsvetenskap; Ekonomi och näringsliv; Företagsekonomi; Leadership and Management in International Context, magisterprogram, 60 hp; Leadership and Management in International Context, Master Programme, 60 credits; Business Administration - Organization Leadership; Företagsekonomi - Organisation Ledarskap
Record ID: 1358271
Full text PDF: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-43593


The importance of passion increases with the extent of sorrow. While money can replace the passion by offering the opportunity to buy the added value for oneself and the society, social enterprises, artists and start-up organizations have bigger issues to organize the necessary resources. Passion is inevitable for making a difference in the society while suffering a lack of money. Thus, the presence of a certain obsession is a favorable situation for smaller organizations in order to go through difficulties. This thesis investigates the miracle of passion in order to gain an understanding about the ability of leading passionate people. Theories and experiences from passionate individuals are combined in this research paper and suggest different perspectives a leader must consider by leading passion. I assume the social interaction between leaders and followers which result in a mutual influence of behavior and performance. This thesis is focused on the perspective of passionate followership and elucidates factors that are needed to act passionate as well as the role of the leader within this passionate environment.