HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Capturing Employees’ Hearts and Minds: How leaders in large companies can create the energy and focus that is common in entrepreneurial environments

Document Type

Article

Date

1997

Publication Title

The Journal of Leadership Studies

ISSN or ISBN

1935-2611

Description

What can leaders in large companies do to create the passion for the work that is common in entrepreneurial environments? What organizational conditions are necessary for employees to think and act like owners of the business? The energy and focus that often exist in small, entrepreneurial environments can be elusive to large employers. There are many theories and recommended "fixes" for large employers. This paper provides an overview of the various perspectives and concludes with recommendations for large employers who recognize the bottom line impact of capturing employee's hearts and minds.

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