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Close your eyes: think of a great leader you really admire.  What is it about him or her that inspires you: it’s probably not so much what they know but how they make you feel; not what they do exactly, but how passionate about it they are. Same with you co-workers: it seems that too many people just go through the motions at work, while others seem to really enjoy it, are actively making suggestions and helping their colleagues, and always seem to be full of energy and passion. You’ll probably see it this weekend during the Super Bowl: there will be players on both teams jumping up and down on the sidelines, exhorting the crowd, and performing with a passion that is palpable. It won’t matter if those players are captains – they’ll be playing with an intensity and vision that comes from their passion, not their position. That’s the kind of spirit and leadership that motivates a whole team. You be that way in whatever you’re doing today.

John Calvin Maxwell (b. 1947): American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership