Özgün Ünver is a burnout expert and a wellbeing coach for academics. We met through LinkedIn and immediately bonded over our shared passion: ending burnout for individuals and within organizations.
Academia is a field close to my heart (my brother is a professor of mathematics) and academics are particularly susceptible…
LinkedIn is fast becoming one of my favorite places to meet like-minded people: like Davida Ginter.
Davida is the founder and CEO of Enkindle Global and a bright, articulate leader in burnout prevention and culture change. …
Burnout is not just a bad day, or week, or even a challenging month. Burnout is an ongoing state of extreme exhaustion, cynicism, reduced capacity and loss of identity.
I reached out to New Zealand-based leadership expert Suzi McAlpine after we connected through our work on burnout on Twitter. And I’m so glad I did.
Suzi is the author of Beyond Burnout, a book which gives leaders and organizations practical, actionable strategies for shifting culture and ending burnout. She…
Eric is an inspiring example of courage, working to create change and innovation within a very traditional work culture.
During our awesome conversation…
Last week, California congressman Mark Takano introduced proposed legislation to reduce the US national standard workweek from 40 to 32 hours.
Take a moment to let that sink in. A 32-hour workweek.
4 workdays. 3 leisure. No change to your salary.
It’s not law yet, but even the fact that…
Many of us grew up believing emotions were bad.
“Girls shouldn’t be angry.”
“Boys shouldn’t let emotions show.”
“Stop that incessant laughter.”
“Don’t be sad.”
When the message was emotions are bad — when we were punished for our feelings — we didn’t learned the basic truths of…
When we are in chronic workplace stress, burnout is often a matter of when, not if. Here’s why.
Stress of itself is not bad. We need stress to grow and learn.
Chronic stress is different.
When you are subject to ongoing, chronic workplace stress, eventually, you are pretty likely to…
When we are overwhelmed by chronic workplace stress, it can be tempting to quit and head straight into another job.
I totally get this.
When I was in the middle of my burnout, my boss offered to find me an in-house legal role with one of our clients.
Angela came to me after hitting a wall — she woke up one day and could not lift her head. As a software engineer based in Paris, she had been working 80-hour weeks as long as she could remember. Now, her body had given way.
As she put it in…