Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care

Employee engagement.  It seems to be the new buzzword in leadership and human resources. The argument is that engaged employees are more productive, which helps the organization achieve its goals.  It also supports the idea that engaged employees are less likely to leave the organization, which helps HR’s retention efforts. The definitions of what it … Continue reading Disengaged Employees? Maybe They Don’t Think You Care

Productivity Without Burnout (Stop the 60-Hour Work Week!)

Managers are responsible for ensuring that the duties, responsibilities, and projects of their team actually get done -- on time, on budget, and to a high performance standard.  There are countless books, courses, consultants, and apps to help managers achieve this goal. So why are so many deliverables not completed on time, on budget, and to a … Continue reading Productivity Without Burnout (Stop the 60-Hour Work Week!)

How to Spot and Help a Burned Out Employee

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

5 Warning Signs Your Star Performer Is Burning Out

Star performers are the backbones of many organizations -- they're those employees who "give 110%" and "always exceed expectations." And their bosses rely on them to meet organizational goals. But what happens when these star performers burn out? Would you as a manager notice the warning signs -- and know what to do to prevent … Continue reading 5 Warning Signs Your Star Performer Is Burning Out

Are Your Workplace Practices Burning Out Your Best Employees?

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?