Having worked in a specific environment, practiced or trained in any other passion-related stuff, for example, sport, music.. one can learn something as an academic discipline while using a broader knowledge and skills that have been used elsewhere. Concurrently, one can create valuable things and have fun at the same time.

One can apply these skills across a number of settings and contexts. Skills are unique to each individual and can contribute considerably to both personal career as well as creating unique products, ideas, services within company.

I strongly believe both in ‘core’ skills – those directly associated with a specific area of expertise as well as ‘soft’ ones – those learnt through activities such as cooperation, leadership, respect for others, knowing how to win and lose, decision making etc. The power of passion for something you deal with can positively impact the intellectual, social and personal development of everyone: children, teenagers and adults alike.

For sure, some skills transfer automatically and unconsciously. Others, however, require additional reflection on how they might be incorporated or even tested in a new situation or environment.

And by the way, by being good at something we make better connections in reference groups. We strengthen our network. I believe that an open network is one of the most critical elements for opportunity in our lives… especially in today’s connected world built on trust.

Everyone can look for examples of people with that passion, to inspire, to create that value in her/his own area.

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Kajetan Kajetanowicz ( three-time European Rally Champion and four-time Polish Rally Champion (2010-2013) is sharing his experience on team work, value of trust, diversity and innovation among others. Learn more

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Daniel Puchalski (, a former rugby player, currently Head of the Land Investment Department in Jones Lang LaSalle Poland is sharing his observations on team, persistence and respect. Learn more

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Marek Bilinski ( talks on working with great people, continuous improvement and personal mastery, passion and courage to change among others. If you want to learn more check it here: part 1, part 2 and part 3 about success, failure and about doing everything as it would be for the first time….

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Together with Festival SOUNDEDIT and University of Lodz I have a privilege to facilitate the inspirational chats between artists, business and academics. Read more here.