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Preventing Job Burnout: Transforming Work Pressures Into Productivity

Book Description

Introducing eight proven strategies for beating job burnout, this newly revised edition also contains expanded information on networking, growing your social support system, and personal goal setting.

Coverage includes—

  • To explain thought patterns that can cause burnout

  • To suggest ways to deal with negative thought patterns

  • To explain the relationship of thoughts and feelings

Table of Contents

  1. Learning Objectives For:
  2. Preface
  3. About the Author
  4. What is Job Burnout?
    1. Burnout Symptoms
    2. Who’s Susceptible to Burnout?
  5. Motivational Nutrients
    1. “Wins” for Good Work
    2. Identify the Wins
    3. Feelings of Control
    4. Demotivating Work Situations
  6. Increasing Motivation through Personal Power
    1. Paths to Personal Power
  7. Managing Yourself: The First Path to Personal Power
    1. Self-Management
    2. Personal Goal Setting
    3. Go to the Doing Level
    4. Set Better Goals
    5. Exercise: Goal Setting
    6. Accomplishing Your Goals through Small Steps
    7. How to Set Objectives
    8. Case Study: Janice’s Map
    9. Define Objectives by the Results You Will Achieve
    10. Put together a Plan of Action
  8. Managing Stress: The Second Path to Personal Power
    1. How Burnout is Stressful
    2. Objective of Stress Management
    3. Discover Your Personal Stress Patterns
    4. Stress Reduction Techniques
    5. Identifying Tension
    6. Systematically Relax Muscles
    7. Relaxation Training Plan
    8. Changing Your Environment
  9. Building Social Support: The Third Path to Personal Power
    1. Hints for Building Social Relationships
    2. Ways to Show Belonging
    3. Build a Network of Allies
    4. Self-Contract for Building Social Support
  10. Skill Building: The Fourth Path to Personal Power
    1. Skill-Building Checklist
    2. Skill-Building Strategies
    3. Identifying the Skill
  11. Tailoring the Job: The Fifth Path to Personal Power
    1. Rating Tasks and Setting Priorities
    2. Scheduling
    3. Task Management
    4. Expand Your Job
  12. Changing Jobs: The Sixth Path to Personal Power
    1. Consider these Cases
    2. My Ideal Job
    3. Make a Plan and Act
  13. Thinking Powerfully: The Seventh Path to Personal Power
    1. Get in Touch with Your Mood
    2. Develop an I-Can-Do Attitude
    3. Thought Stopping: Controlling Negative Thoughts
  14. Detached Concern: The Eighth Path to Personal Power
    1. Good Sportsmanship
    2. Summary