Tools for Tough Times: Avoiding Burnout

What is “burnout?”  Burnout is described as “a break between what people are and what they have to do, and it is typically experienced as emotional exhaustion or depersonalization (Olson et al., 2019; Kolomitro, Kenny, & Sheffield, 2019)” Writing about burnout in Psychology Today, Paula Davis said this: “Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, “Too … Continue reading Tools for Tough Times: Avoiding Burnout

Adaptive Leaders: The Leader’s Care

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.” – Daniel Goleman Effective adaptive leaders are continually working … Continue reading Adaptive Leaders: The Leader’s Care

Adaptive Leaders: The People

“Never underestimate change. What seems simple at the top is magnified at lower echelons and is extremely disruptive. It is a festering crisis that needs attention from senior management or else loyalty, efficiency, and productivity will suffer.”  - Wheeler L. Baker The quote above is true; what seems like a simple challenge, a straight-forward change, … Continue reading Adaptive Leaders: The People