This article is awesome! It speaks to the challenge of Burnout in corporate America.
“Just this year, the World Health Organization upgraded its assessment of the threat posed by burnout. The condition, says the WHO, is a “syndrome” involving a range of symptoms related to chronic stress.
The WHO statement explicitly ties burnout to the workplace. According to one recent survey of Human leaders, burnout is blamed for up to half of employee turnover. The Harvard Business School estimates that stress-related burnout may impose a healthcare cost of $125 to $190 billion a year in the U.S. alone.”
And the article does a great job talking about the impact that the organization’s culture has on burnout.
But I also encourage people to be introspective about Burnout. Are you a corporate Exhausted Hero because you are choosing to be?
- Have you set a clear vision for you and your team? Are you a fire fighter and need to be a fire chief?
- Have you learned to delegate tasks and projects so you can remain high level and focus on the fires coming down the path?
- Are you spending time with your team and superiors to lead change, influence next steps, and coach them through challenges?
So many leaders that I coach are exhausted and looking for help! Make the choice to get help, learn to lead, and make the choice not to be burned out!