Burnout: Running On Empty
Long-term stress has a big impact on a key person’s ability to do the job. Whatever is going on in their life is having a reaction on the people around them. If they can’t make the right decisions and support their team, it has to affect results, as discussed earlier.
We’re not robots, we’re human beings. (We have to) deal with the human dynamic. Everyone wants to be valued and validated. Top executives are no different. They need someone who does not report to them but can be in an advisory support role. Harold Byne, Executive Mentor and Founder, INTEG Coaching
Burnout has been described as “a gradual erosion of the person.” It is not a sign of lack of skill, ability or intelligence. The competence of the individual is not in question. It is the result of physical and mental exhaustion that can often lead to a health crisis. (And that is a conversation for another day.)
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It all adds up to this …
The higher in the organization the problem, the more visibility, the greater the circle of influence, the greater the impact on the viability of a company, the more destructive the stress.
Personal stresses have a profound impact on your financial results and should not be ignored. Normally high-achieving, high-
performance, high-value leaders not working as effectively as they once did could prove extremely costly. Early intervention is key.