How Ambitious, High-Performing Women Win Without Burnout
By Françoise Everett, Feminine Leadership & Lifestyle Coach
According to Merriam-Webster, burnout is exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration.
It’s not new. It’s been around for years, but usually dismissed with a dose of shame that burnout occurs amongst the weak. Now that it has spread through all parts of our culture however, the topic is being recognized as a threat not only to the health and well-being of individuals but also to the continued success of business and other organizations.
According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, burnout is really an organizational issue, and is not simply the result of a deficiency in self-care. The interventions to address it are more complex, and require strategies
beyond the commonly prescribed “get more exercise” or “get better sleep.”
Recognizing whether you’re experiencing burnout can provide insight into your own work experience. Understanding this condition can also help you advocate for organizational change designed to support the well-being of your colleagues and your organizational culture as a whole.
This is also true if you are in business for yourself.
If you’re in a position of leadership at an organization and you want to create this great culture, and your health is in dire straits, that’s a huge gap. The same is true in your own business… AND dare I say, in your life. [read more here…]
Françoise is the CEO of ELLE Unleashed. She works with women entrepreneurs and senior executive women to unleash their next-level potential, catalyze their growth, and win without burnout. You can connect with her at [email protected] and learn more about her work at francoiseeverett.com.