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

Finally! World Health Organization Say Burnout IS a Medical Diagnosis

When I began researching workplace burnout nearly 20 years ago, I was met with skepticism and often received the following comments (accompanied with rolled eyes and sighs of exasperation): "Oh, it's the employee's problem if they can't deal with stress!" "If an employee can't take the heat, then they should just leave the kitchen!" "What do … Continue reading Finally! World Health Organization Say Burnout IS a Medical Diagnosis

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?

The Unethical Boss: Is Your Culture a Willing Accomplice?

Integrity, honesty, transparency, and ethics.  These highly valued characteristics are critical in building trust, engagement, and commitment in the workplace.  But the importance of ethics goes beyond the accepted treatment of employees:  ethics represent the core values that will shape decision-making behaviors throughout the organization. Many companies have published ethics and compliance policies.  By having … Continue reading The Unethical Boss: Is Your Culture a Willing Accomplice?