We all exist somewhere on the spectrum of peak performance to burnout. In 2019, burnout was recognised by the World Health Organisation as an occupational phenomenon. Burnout is a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that can occur when you experience long-term stress in your job or when you have worked in a physically or emotionally draining role for a long time. Common signs include self-doubt, feeling drained most of the time, a sense of helplessness, and feeling trapped or alone.
The good news? Some habits and skills can help you recover, prevent it from happening in the first place and put yourself in a position where you can lift yourself and others.
In this episode of the LIFT podcast, I’m talking to Dr Lisa Belanger. Lisa has a PhD in Behavioural Medicine, an Executive MBA and is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and High-Performance Specialist. She helps burnt-out bosses do less and produce more.
As the CEO of ConsciousWorks, she helps leaders apply leading-edge scientific research to maximize their mental capacity and performance, eliminate burnout and rebuild their workplace culture to support high performance.
What is burnout, and how does it happen?
How do you shift workplace culture to prevent burnout?
How do we work less yet produce more?
What’s the first thing we can do to stop burnout from happening?