While burnout isn’t a new problem, the ongoing crises of 2020 made it worse, and it’s following us into 2021. Burnout can take many forms, and the wellness surveys many companies use to identify it overlook the more active forms, such as erosive behaviors, impatience, and incivility. Managers need to understand the subtle warning signs of burnout so they can take steps to mitigate it before it’s too late. Once identified, managers can get creative about how to relieve some of the pressure on their burned-out employees and work collaboratively with them to understand what they need. Read more
by Margaret M. Luciano and Joan F. Brett
Trying to figure out a path forward, let alone focus on getting work done, in the face of a continuous stream of devastating news can feel impossible. Chances are that your team is feeling a host of emotions, from anger to despair to helplessness.
How do you deal with your inner critic? Everyone has one, but the difference between those who are successful and those who are not often connects back to whether or not their inner critic stops them from pursuing their hopes and dreams.
Today’s CEOs are operating in a new landscape, with society and business becoming more intertwined and a broader group of stakeholders registering their expectations and demands. In order to succeed, they must become a different kind of leader, looking beyond the company they steward to shape the ecosystem in which they operate.