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Overcome Burnout Culture with Boundaries

Overcome Burnout Culture with Boundaries

Boundaries as a Tool In our fast-paced modern world, the cycle of overwork and burnout can be all-consuming. We are constantly inundated with messages about the importance of productivity and success, and how we must work longer and harder in order to achieve our...

It’s Not the Hours We Work, But the Energy We Put Into Them

It’s Not the Hours We Work, But the Energy We Put Into Them

“Americans Don’t Work Enough” I was in the middle of writing a column on Thursday about workaholism and overwork when Jeb Bush serendipitously appeared to set me straight. Americans don’t work too much or too compulsively, he told The New Hampshire Union Leader....

What Happens When Teams Fight Burnout Together?

What Happens When Teams Fight Burnout Together?

This post originally appeared on the Harvard Business Review Blog.   Here’s a vexing paradox. On the one hand, companies are offering more wellness and well-being options than ever before, including mindfulness and yoga classes, nap rooms, and fitness facilities....

Coping With Fatigue, Fear and Panic During a Crisis

Coping With Fatigue, Fear and Panic During a Crisis

This article was originally published on the Harvard Business Review website.   At the Start of the Pandemic In March 2020, we gave a presentation to about 20 chief medical officers from health care systems around the country. I began by asking them to share a...

Why We Glorify Overwork and Refuse to Rest

Why We Glorify Overwork and Refuse to Rest

Nearly half of all U.S. workers fail to use all their allotted vacation days, according to a recent survey from Pew Research Center. The reasons they cite include having too much to do, concern about falling behind at work, and a reluctance to ask coworkers to cover...

Parenting In Crisis

Parenting In Crisis

On a recent evening, I was sitting on the couch with my 4-year-old daughter, Delilah, looking through her artwork from pre-school. Suddenly, she looked up at me with the saddest, most grief-stricken face I’ve ever seen her make. “I want my birthday hat,” she told me....

What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Survival Zone

What to Do When You’re Stuck in the Survival Zone

This article was originally published on the Harvard Business Review website.   Six Tactics to Help Manage Your Energy “I realize,” a CEO client confessed recently, “that I’m spending the majority of my time at work feeling easily triggered, frustrated,...