Jun 24, 2022
This week, Dan Neumann is joined
by his friend and co-worker Ola Tunde.
In this episode, Dan and Tunde
are exploring the matter of burnout, which sometimes is not that
noticeable, and as a consequence, can pass unnoticed among
co-workers. Burnout can result from many personal issues combined
with the pressure of working in a small or big organization, and it
can translate into a general loss of interest and motivation.
Listen to this episode to find the difference between stress and
burnout, and how to invest in yourself in order to rescue yourself
- How can you tell if you are feeling
- Burnout is physical, emotional, or mental
exhaustion, accompanied by decreased motivation, lower performance,
and a bad attitude towards oneself and others.
- Burnout is different from
- Burnout results from prolonged exposure to
stress. It is a chronic state, a place of exhaustion.
- There are three negative psychological impacts
that burnout has on a person’s life:
- Emotional exhaustion.
- Lack of personal achievement.
- There is a close relationship between stress
- When you are under stress you can still control
the situation, but when you experience burnout you don’t have the
energy to even address certain circumstances.
- There is a healthy type of stress that promotes
getting closer to solving a situation.
- Leaders need to identify and understand those
employees who are feeling burnout.
- Good leaders (not managers) approach those who
are acting differently and showing signs of burnout to find how
they could be assisted, starting by giving them the chance to take
- We are our worst critics, we need to learn to
prioritize our needs, and take care of ourselves.
- Stop for a moment and set the goal of being
kind to yourself, shift your mindset.
- Take care of yourself: workout, take a break to
go for a walk, take two days out of work, and take more time
- Do what relaxes you.
- Seek help.
- Leadership needs to create autonomy and
empowerment; that is the reason why leaders need to encourage Team
members to let their voices be heard.
Mentioned in this Episode:
Read more about burnout in this
Psychology Today article.
The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in
Business and in Life, Robin Sharma
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