Spotting a burned out employee is not so easy. Usually when others recognize the warning signs of burnout in a colleague or subordinate, that worker is far along the downward spiral to burnout. The question is: how can effective managers and organizational leaders spot the warning signs of burnout before a worker is no longer … Continue reading How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee
Last month I was thrilled to be part of an international online summit focusing on burnout in nurses. Even if you're not a nurse, the insights from the summit can help you avoid and overcome burnout. In this 30-minute interview, I discuss the workplace stressors that can lead to burnout. Thanks to the generosity of Ashild Tilrem … Continue reading Are Your Workplace Practices Burning Out Your Best Employees?
When I presented my TEDx Talk on Burnout vs. PTSD: More similar than you think… in 2014, I never expected the incredible response that I would receive. People from around the world have reached out to me to share their own burnout experiences as well as their recovery. So, a huge “thank you” to all … Continue reading Is Burnout a Form of PTSD? How These Similarities Can Affect Business
Change resistance. It’s the bane of change leaders’ existence…but should it be? Could change resistance actually be a BLESSING?! And if you are the target of an organizational change initiative, should you keep your doubts and concerns to yourself? Employees at any level of the organization can resist a change initiative: from the C-suite to … Continue reading Why Change Resistors Might Actually Be GOOD During Organizational Change
It has been well documented that approximately 70% of change initiatives fail. While numerous reasons exist for these failures, I am convinced that it is primarily because many of the employees – whether they are change leaders or change “targets” – are frustrated, angry, apathetic, and burned out. While many managers believe that it is … Continue reading 10 Ways Organizations Create Burnout: An Overview