New Research Identifies How Trust Impacts Employee Work Passion

Trust at work is critical, but it can be difficult to pin down and address. Trust expert Daniel McAllister highlighted this challenge when he presented his initial research on the subject in 1995. McAllister opened with a quote from the book Behavior in Organizations. “Trust … tends to be somewhat like a combination of the weather…

Passion + Enthusiasm = Success?

What is “Passion”? The dictionary says: “a strong and barely controllable emotion”; “a state or outburst of strong emotion”; and “an intense desire or enthusiasm for something”. Passion is the positive emotional state of mind – which drives a willingness to apply discretionary effort; long-term commitment; peak performance; and satisfaction. The Passionate Leader Leaders need to…

Cultivating Employee Work Passion: The New Rules of Engagement

Join The Ken Blanchard Companies for a complimentary webinar and online chat beginning today at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time (12:00 noon Eastern). Best-selling author and consultant Scott Blanchard will be sharing the results of five years of primary research which uncovers the motivational factors that bring out the natural motivation inherent in people, get employees up-to-speed quickly…

Employee Work Passion. Who is responsible for employee engagement? New survey results!

A recent survey conducted by Training magazine and The Ken Blanchard Companies asked more than 800 Training magazine readers to share their thoughts on the factors that create an engaging work environment.  Readers were asked to rank order 12 factors first identified by The Ken Blanchard Companies as a part of their ongoing research into…

Employee Work Passion–connecting the dots between perceptions and intentions

A new white paper from The Ken Blanchard Companies establishes the link between environmental work factors, employee perceptions, and subsequent intentions to act positively or negatively at work.  The paper is the third in a series tracing Blanchard’s exploration into the factors that contribute to a passionate work environment and what leaders can do to…

Passion – As Seen On TV!

I’ve never been much of a fan of cooking shows or the Food Network.  While they do give some great recipes, I find watching a cooking show is like buying and cooking Kobe beef and then feeding it to your dog instead of yourself.  You get all the anticipation (and salivation) of seeing the food…

Employee Work Passion: Take a Personal Approach for Best Results

Deciding whether a company’s work environment is engaging or not is a highly personal experience according to researchers at The Ken Blanchard Companies.  In a new article for Chief Learning Officer magazine the researchers identify that employees experience their environment differently—even when they are looking at the same set of circumstances. Take, for example, the…