CHAPTER 17

How to Help Your Team with Burnout When You’re Burned Out Yourself

by Rebecca Knight

As a manager, you want to do right by your employees and support them through intense work periods so they don’t get burned out. But this can be a challenge when you’re feeling overly stressed yourself. How can you take care of yourself so that you have the time and energy to support your team? What steps do you need to take to reduce your stress level? And what actions can you take to improve your team members’ well-being?

What the Experts Say

It’s tough to find the energy you need to help others when you yourself are at your limits. Burnout—as opposed to more run-of-the-mill stress—can cause you to “feel utterly depleted,” says Susan David, a founder ...

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