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How to Overcome Burnout in the Workplace

The Burnout Podcast: Episode 1

A Manager's Playbook to Overcome Burnout in the Workplace

Host: Duncan So, Executive Director, The Burnout Clinic

Duncan talks about burnout, burnout culture in the workplace and 5 steps and vital skills for Manager's to learn to help overcome it

Today burnout has become one of the most important (and hottest) topics of the 21st century. Now defined as a workplace phenomena by the World Health Organization, leaders are quickly realizing that our modern day pace and growth practices have a negative impact on our mental and emotional health.

Duncan will go onto explain how we mistaken burnout from blowout, and why it's more difficult to correct once we go through a life or health crisis.

With the coming of new exponential technologies such as A.I, Automation, Internet of Things, and VR/AR, it will not just disrupt industries as we know it but will also profoundly impact how we work and overload us to keep up with the constant state, need and entrepreneurial culture for hyper-growth.

Learn about some of the best practices from therapy and coaching that can be used by Managers and People Leaders to develop deeper relationships. Not just will it create deeper commitments, increase productivity and engagement, it'll provide a platform for peers and colleagues in the workplace to release stress and tension and leave for a more meaningful and fulfilling workplace.


[0:36] Episode Introduction

[1:06] Burnout in the Workplace

[4:40] Digital Innovation and Burnout Culture

[5:40] Duncan's Story of Burnout and Transformation

[7:46] What is and not Burnout, and burnout indicators

[15:46] Workplace PTSD

[16:07] The Burnout Epidemic

[16:23] A healthy workplace

[18:59] 5 Steps to Overcome Burnout in the Workplace

[19:27] Establishing Rapport

[23:54] Using Active Listening and Reframing

[32:12] Using Self-Awareness to Process Emotions

[39:24] Rapidly Developing the Self Motivation

[46:16] Taking Effective Support and Action

[48:30] Overcoming the Pitfalls and Concerns for Managers and HR leaders

[1:02:23] When to Seek Professional Support

[1:07:26] Mental and Emotional Health and Overcoming Stigmas in the Workplace

[1:11:02] Using Therapeutic Vacations

[1:15:41] Mental Emotional Release Therapeutic Process

In a culture fueled by burnout, a culture that has run itself down, our national resilience becomes compromised. And when our collective immune system is weakened, we become more susceptible to viruses that are part of every culture because they're part of human nature - fear-mongering, scapegoating, conspiracy theories, and demagoguery.

- Arianna Huffington

The Burnout Podcast

The Burnout Podcast curates and shares stories and information around how overcoming burnout can act as a catalyst for personal and career transformation, and be a community platform for creating meaningful cultures in the workplace.