Most folks are passionate about something related to their work.

Then, there are the special few who are driven by something extra. They might be known as “Monday lovers,” “Company-first men,” or “Married to their job.”

I bet all those extra-dedicated employees know why they are doing their work.

We humans have a need to know why we are part of something. As leaders, it’s our job to provide the answer to “why.” Once defined, it sets a common vision for a competitive workforce for which to strive. Success almost always immediately follows.

For example, at ROUSH, our racing team is an obvious source for a competitive passion, and, when you look through the halls of ROUSH CleanTech, you’ll find focused, driven, and committed staff working toward a common goal.

Here’s your fuel for thought: Surround yourself with those who are equally driven and passionate for a cause. Then, make sure a common “why” drives you and your staff. When that passion ignites, incredibly special things happen.

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Joe Thompson

Joe Thompson

President, Roush Products

Joe Thompson is the president of Roush Products and formerly served as president of ROUSH CleanTech since the company’s inception in 2010.

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