Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace / Edition 1

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In this age of stiff competition and "free agency," no organization can afford to take its employees for granted. The new labor-market landscape is forcing organizations to think creatively about how to inject passion in the workplace and motivate their employees to find meaning in their work. In Transforming Work, Boverie and Kroth draw from their extensive research and experience in the field to show executives, HR professionals, and students how to create inspiring, employee-friendly work environments in order to capture, develop, and retain talent and transform both the employees and the organization in the process.
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What People Are Saying

Richard Leider
An excellent resource that teaches you how to bring your passionate self to work--how you can take it home.
— Richard Leider, Founder, The Inventure Group, author of Whistle While You Work and Repacking Your Bags
Beverly Kaye
Transforming Work unlocks the essentials to talent retention and shows leaders how to build a culture of growth and development.
— Beverly Kaye, author of Up Is Not the Only Way
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Meet the Author

Patricia Boverie and Michael Kroth run Boverie, Kroth & Associates, a consulting company specializing in personal and organizational transformation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Patricia Boverie is an Associate Professor of Organizational Learning and Institutional Technologies at the University of New Mexico. A featured speaker in many national and international forums on organizational learning, she has been writing and consulting extensively in the field. Michael Kroth consults at Public Service Company and teaches at the University of New Mexico.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1 Introduction to Passion and Work 1
2 The Foundations of Passionate Work 29
3 Passion Transformation Process and Cycle 47
4 Occupational Intimacy 71
5 The Discovering Process 97
6 The Designing Process 131
7 The Developing Process 167
8 Transforming Work: The Five Keys to Achieving Trust, Commitment, and Passion in the Workplace 185
References 203
About the Authors 209
Index 211
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