7 signs you're suffering from burnout — and what to do about it
6 Habits that Benefit Mental Wellness
Suddenly, after years of planning, managing, exceeding goals and conquering challenges, you realize that you no longer really care very much about your work. Formerly exciting activities, such as leading, influencing and innovating, don't matter much anymore. These days, your biggest work-related thrill is playing the games you find on Slack.
There's a word for this feeling. It's called "burnout."
5 Ways to Increase Your Capacity and Wellbeing.
At MyEMQ, we have extensively researched what makes people feel their best, feel fulfilled, and happy. We studied hundreds of sources of data from neuroscience, psychology, mental wellness, and wellbeing, including academic papers, expert opinions, books, and research studies. After using our data modeling methodology, we uncovered 74 attributes across 12 factors that keep people feeling positive, highly productive, and mentally well. What we found included the foundational self-care habits that we all think of: high-quality rest, fitness, and nutrition, and also highlighted the importance of mental wellbeing. Just like we spend time working on our muscles at the gym to give us strength or reduce pain, mental muscles are equally important.
5 Ways That Managers Can Help Decrease Burnout and Stress for Their Employees
Life is speeding up, distractions are at every moment and there is “noise” everywhere. Those back to back meetings, those email notifications, those chat pings … all coming up on multiple devices. It is no wonder that studies have found that 8 in 10 Americans are afflicted by stressand more than half of employees have experienced job burnout.
The truth is, we all have 24 hours in the day, and how you spend that time is critical to avoiding burnout as well as feeling and performing your best. If you are always feeling overwhelmed, stressed and as if you should have got more done, there are some strategies you can try to maximize your capacity and feel more energized!
Slow Down To Do More: “How Everything Is Interrelated When It Comes To Our Energy” with Ashley Graber and Sarah Deane
Levels of burnout and stress are concerning to say the least. A Gallup study found that 23 percent of employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned out sometimes, leading to decreased wellbeing and health as well as increased health-care and business costs. There are several approaches that can be used to proactively avoid burnout as well as deal with it if you do find yourself in a state of burnout, from both an individual and organizational level. The Gallup study also found that employees who felt supported by their managers were overwhelmingly less likely to experience burnout on a regular basis. From our work helping managers cultivate leadership skills that empower a positively energized and productive culture, here are some considerations for those who want to support their employees feel less stressed!
Living with A Ravenous Thirst for Life: “Live Without Distraction” with Sarah Deane and Dr. Marina Kostina
Continuously feeling rushed can impact our levels of positivity, especially the depth and quality of our relationships. Everything is interrelated when it comes to our energy. When we feel stressed, overwhelmed, or are experiencing negative emotions our energy can be felt by those around us, as energy is contagious! When we are rushed our interactions with others can feel inauthentic. We can seem distracted, which in turn can be interpreted as not caring. When we are stressed we have lower levels of tolerance, causing reactions that we may later regret such as being argumentative or snappy with loved ones. All of these can cause issues in personal relationships and foster toxic workplace environments. From an organizational level, it can also impact customer satisfaction. We all know the difference a positively energized employee has on our experience!
Mental Health Champions:
Living without distraction. We have much noise in our lives. From people, society and negative inner monologues to name a few, all telling us what we can and can’t do, should and shouldn’t do, and simply distracting us from the things that are important. I think that living “on purpose” means understanding that noise will always be there, but being able to cut through the noise and being present.
How Digital Tools Can Shape Effective Employee Engagement
Asa part of my series about “Mental Health Champions” helping to normalize the focus on mental wellness, I had the pleasure to interview Sarah Deane…..
The Importance of Self-Care for Individuals and Organizations
recently caught up with Beekeeper’s Corey McCarthy to discuss employee engagement and culture; both topics that continue to be a focus area for businesses across all industries. With the percentage of ‘engaged’ workers in the U.S., (those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace) being reported at 34% by Gallup, there are many tools making their way into the market to help organizations increase this number ..
3 Traits of Managers Who Empower High Performance and Engagement
While self-care should be an integrated part of our daily lives, as opposed to something we focus on separately, with September being “Self-Care Awareness Month” it serves as a good reminder that we need to ensure we take care of ourselves. When researching what made people feel …
Why Has Your Customer Experience (CX) Become Stagnant? Here Are 5 Reasons
Billions upon billions are spent on leadership training and development and studies demonstrate that many companies plan to increase this, with priorities including growing the succession pipeline, retaining high potential employees, and fostering innovation and creative thinking. Even with all of this investment, with the state of the leadership landscape, 77% of organizations are experiencing a leadership gap. Going beyond the typical skills you associate with leadership, in 2017 …
Customer Journeys – Dos, Don’ts, and Other Tips
With second half of the year upon us, many brands are reflecting where they are compared to their 2018 goals, as well as starting the processes for their planning and strategies for 2019. Sure enough, they completed these same processes and planning around the same time last year…and yet, in their latest CX results Forrester “revealed a CX leadership gap”.
We remembered writing about this problem towards the end of 2016 …
Making Your Inner Voice Work For You
Customer Journey Mapping, while having been around for quite some time, has certainly seen an increase in interest in the last few years. There are many great articles and content on what they are and how to do them.
The purpose of the Customer Journey Map is to deeply understand what your customer is trying to achieve, how they go about reaching this goal, and how each interaction they have with your company impacts them.
The Innovative Organization: Environment, Mindset, and Behaviors
That inner voice...telling you that you can’t do something or that you should be doing something. Telling you how badly you messed up or telling you what an idiot you are. We all have one. We all have a voice telling us what we should have done differently, wondering and questioning how …
Enabling the Delivery of Your Customer Support Experience
“We do innovation” or, “we are innovative”, and numerous other phrases are used time and time again by leaders to explain just how innovate their organizations are. However, sometimes upon further discussion, sadly, you come to find that in reality they may have an Innovation Lab, rooms filled with white boards, lots of sticky notes, and sleep pods, but do not really have an environment, the people, the processes, or infrastructure in place to enable ideas to thrive, be tried, vetted, and brought into fruition strategically - for the benefit of their customers, employees, or the business.
Some Takeaways from a Fireside Chat with Amazon Leadership
We were recently working with a company’s support organization helping them to elevate the experience of their face-to-face support services. Throughout the day we covered several topics with the engineers and managers of the support centers. While many components must come together to enable a great support experience, several barriers were discussed that hindered the engineers ability to deliver the desired experience. We thought these served as a nice reminder for
The Wonders of Setting and Maintaining Boundaries
We were recently invited to participate at the United State of Women Summit, partnering with equallet and Amazon who sponsored our prize draw. We were there to conduct some live data analytics to explore the various challenges, mindsets, and behavioral blockers that were most …
This One Thing Could Be Causing You to Be Unhappy and Less Productive, Even if You Excel at What You Do
There is always so much to do. In life and at work, the demands and responsibilities seem to be never ending. For years in corporate it was so easy for me to get consumed by what “needed” to be done, those fires to put out, the 50th iteration of a deck, the meeting to plan for …
3 Reasons Why Your Investment In Leadership and Employee Development Are Not Achieving The Desired Outcomes
Think about this situation... you created a presentation for a meeting. During the meeting some of the other people question you in what seems like an attacking way. After the meeting you think about, what could you have said? What should you have presented? Maybe you do not know the subject as much as you …
Executive Presence for Women - Panel Takeaways
We have been working with many organizations and individuals on growing their behaviors and mindset to enable them to better take lead of their lives. As such, we have been privy to many conversations about the challenges faced by leaders, managers, and individual employees alike when it comes to …
Recently I was honored to be a part of a panel during the inspirational Allison Kluger’s workshop on Executive Presence for Women at Stanford - where she covers topics such as how people carry themselves, present themselves, communicate with others, and project competence and calm. I was joined by