The World Health Organization classifies burnout as an occupational phenomenon resulting from constant unmanaged workplace stress. Burnout is detrimental to the longevity of any business – as productivity declines and causes a domino effect on sales, revenue, team performance, and overall profitability.
As executive leaders in organizations, we occupy demanding positions with several responsibilities. It’s critical to rely on a reliable mentor equipped with behavioral strategies and to commit to balancing our personal and professional lives to overcome and prevent burnout.
What Are Some Signs I’m Experiencing Burnout?
WHO reports that the effects of experiencing burnout include feeling increased cynicism toward one’s career and having decreased professional efficacy. These are telltale signs of burnout because successful executives and business leaders are optimistic, continuously set goals, and use creativity to enhance productivity and performance.
What Are Common Causes of Burnout for Executive Leaders?
- Lack of a proper work/life balance.
- No access to professional assistance when you don’t have the answers.
- Responsibility for an overwhelming workload due to not effectively delegating tasks.
- Disorganization with an inconsistent workflow.
- Business is inconsistent with your authentic vision, values, and mission.
How to Start the Process of Recovering From Burnout
- Self-evaluation: it’s essential to acknowledge that your current position is unfulfilling.
- Take a step back from the business: instead of attempting to push through it and risk making rash decisions that can stagnate business growth.
- Seek a support system: a coach or a mentor will walk you through your challenges, understand your position, and explore strategies and solutions with you.
Working With a Coach to Address the Source of Your Burnout
- Assess your current position: I use my Diamond Map Assessment to identify what areas of your life, including business and career, you’re experiencing unfulfillment. Unfulfillment in other areas of your life creates an imbalance that affects your personal and professional growth.
- Conducting a business assessment and identifying your vision: using a business assessment, we will determine if you are currently running an organization according to the mission, values, and purpose as stated in your business plan. We will also learn if you’re on the path to actualizing your business vision.
- Complete a mental fitness program: my seven-part mental fitness program is a potent behavioral strategy to become committed to good business habits and adopt a successful leadership mindset to overcome challenges. You’ll practice thinking and habits that keep you goal-oriented, future-oriented, action-oriented, adaptable, and optimistic.
- Commit to taking time off: executive leaders often experience personal struggles with taking time off because we are attached to our responsibilities. Working with an executive coach as a mentor will help you strategize scheduling days off and vacations without risking organizational growth and productivity.
Executive leaders ready to take back control over their personal and professional lives can book a consultation with me today.