Why Are We Still Burned Out?

CNBC recently titled an article, "Companies prioritized mental health during Covid, so why are we still so burned out?" Is it realistic to believe that the manner in which they prioritized and for the window of time that they did would be enough to cure burnout? Employees and leaders continue to face uncertainty and challenges so it's going to require a more concerted effort and greater length of time in order to overcome the burnout that many have faced. In this week's video, find out how leaders can begin changing the culture through their own, personal efforts.

First Step to Mitigate Burnout

In last week's video I shared the signs that indicate you're on the verge of burnout. So what happens if they're happening to you? What next? Since burnout occurs when workplace stress is not properly managed, your first step will take place at work. Find out exactly what that is in this week's video!

How To Know If You’re Burning Out

I believed that what I was experiencing were signs of approaching burnout, but it turns out that I was already over the edge and what I was experiencing were SYMPTOMS of burnout that consumed me mentally and physically. If you're wondering what burnout's early signs look like before you've crossed over, be sure to watch this week's video.

Trapped at a Dead-End

I'm frequently asked, "Colleen, what can I do if I'm feeling burned out or stuck yet I can't leave my job?" I wondered the same thing immediately after I crashed that December evening in my office! For the several months of post-burnout recovery, I felt like I couldn't leave my position. Our family built a life primarily based upon my income, so unless we were willing to completely change that, I would need to figure out how to take control of my current situation. If you're feeling stuck, in this week's video I provide you with one practice to implement that will get you unstuck.

You Have a Hand in Burnout

Though it's been several years since I first-hand experienced burnout, I will never forget the pivotal moment, or the feeling of drowning every day for months, or the fear I felt that at any moment Matt, my husband, would pack up our kids and leave me.  I know what you may be feeling right now as we've seen burnout escalate recently for many. Over the past couple of weeks I shared that organizations and leaders have a hand in burnout along with one tip that could support you. This week, I have one effective tip for YOU to get a handle on your work and life before you hit burnout. Be sure to watch this video so you can take control of your life today!

Leaders Have a Hand in Burnout

I recently shared that organizations have a hand in burnout and when those organizations take well-being seriously, their organizational performance is 2.5 times greater compared to those who don't. Leaders also have a hand in burnout. Because of the high degree of interaction they have with their direct reports, they absolutely impact employee engagement and retention, and much of it comes down to supporting their well-being. Here I share the most direct and effective action leaders can take to demonstrate that they care about employee well-being, to improve overall performance.

Organizations Have a Hand in Burnout

Not taking burnout seriously is one of the top three mistakes organizations are making today. Yet when they do take it seriously, their organizational performance is 2.5 times greater compared to those who don't. Here I share the most direct and effective action organizations can take to demonstrate that they care about employee well-being, to improve overall performance.

2020 Was a Pivotal Year for Women

Just released last week, LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Confidence Index shows that 74% of women say they are very or somewhat stressed for work-related reasons, compared with just 61% of employed male respondents. While also this year, McKinsey reported that 1 in 4 women are now considering downshifting their careers or leaving the workforce altogether, something they would’ve never considered the year prior. What are organizations doing wrong when it comes to advancing women, particularly when it comes to women in leadership? Find out here as I'm interviewed by Amanda Laden, Founder of the VinoKarma Project.

Stop Trying to Beat Burnout in Isolation

By spring of this year, over half of American workers reported being burned out. I'm not surprised! You're probably not either, especially if you're there now or on the way to hitting that #burnout wall. Burnout is not to be dismissed! It's an officially diagnosable condition through the World Health Organization, and it's a condition that needs to be handled. But too many believe that the way to beat burnout is in isolation. Find out why this should never be the answer and how to move toward a solution that can work for you!

3 Things That Are Holding You Back

Feeling stuck in your role? Find out the three things that I've discovered after working with hundreds of professionals that are most likely holding you back!