Transformation requires that leaders have a clear and compelling vision that inspires, energizes and creates a mental picture of the future. A clearly defined VISION that inspires employees and gives them purpose is the first step in setting a new direction. But a vision is just a set of words unless it is brought to life by passion. Passion, defined as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement about doing something, provides limitless energy that fuels action, drives learning and instills motivation. A purposeful vision fueled by leaders with passion is one of the few things that has the power to inspire and align an organization to embrace change.