What an extraordinary feeling. Really, what is life without passion? However, what an extraordinary burden it may also be for those that both express it as well as for those who are affected by its usage if done without objectivity, without rational thinking of what is appropriate. In fact, passion can be productive … or it can be destructive if not dealt with in an realistic, objective fashion. And, we know that being human is a process of not being consistently realistic.
This volume explores passion in the rail industry by illustrating examples of the good and bad of its usage as well as it absence. The discussion ends with a reflection on behavior science from the 70′s and the passion for self, a.k.a. self-actualization, which seems to have gone missing, at best misinterpreted, in the current corporate environment focused on this year’s quota, near term bonuses, and the rate of change within the organization chart.