iLEAD: Avoiding Burnout_Self Leadership


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Burnout is avoidable when you take the appropriate steps and precautions. If you are already experiencing burnout, you can overcome by taking the necessary steps and life changes.

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iLEAD: Avoiding Burnout_Self Leadership

  1. 1. iLEADAvoiding Burnout Through Self Leadership
  2. 2.  How would you define burnout? How would you define leadership?Questions
  3. 3.  One Word Definition = Influence There is a person with whom you spend more time than any other, a person who has more influence over you, and more ability to interfere with or to support your growth than anyone else. This ever- present companion is your own self. -Dr. Pamela Butler, Clinical PsychologistLeadership
  4. 4. Original Coining of Term Herbert Freudenberger, 1974 “the extinction of motivation or incentive, especially where ones devotion to a cause or relationship fails to produce the desired results.”Dictionary Definition Exhaustion of physical or emotional strength usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustrationPersonal Description That point when you feel like you have nothing left to give; energy zapped; lack of motivation; usually accompanied by frustrationBurnout?
  5. 5.  Diversity Fatigue Unhealthy Habits Current Status/What I LearnedGetting Personal: My Story
  6. 6. Who Is Affected by Burnout? Employees of All Professions College/University StudentsFacts & Stats
  7. 7. Burnout Can Lead To Anxiety Depression Breached Relationships Counter-productivityFacts & Stats
  8. 8. Warning Signs/Symptoms (Physical)  Persistent Lack of Energy  Sleeplessness  Headaches  Prolonged exhaustion  Back and Neck ComplicationsFacts & Stats
  9. 9. Warning Signs/Symptoms (Emotional)  Cynicism  Depression  Chronic Anger  Overly Critical of Self and Others  Overly Emotional  Numbness – Emotions Shut Down  Panic Attacks/AnxietyFacts & Stats
  10. 10. Warning Signs/Symptoms (Behavioral)  Working Harder, Accomplishing Less  Escapism (through TV, drugs, alcohol, food, internet browsing, etc)  Isolating Yourself from Friends/FamilyFacts & Stats
  11. 11.  Busy is the new “norm” Technology: Helpful Hindrance Living Counter-CulturalCultural Norms
  12. 12. Listen to Internal Alarm Discover Engage and Influence Drainers/Fillers Disengage Affirm Yourself & Aspire to Achieve GoalsLEAD!
  13. 13. Faith LIFE LeadershipResources Commuter Opportunities Students Campus Life
  14. 14. Listen to the Internal Alarm Self Awareness Self Check –iniLEAD
  15. 15. Engage & Disengage Access & Assess Shut It Down Use of Resources Take Non-Travel Vacations Rest WelliLEAD
  16. 16. “Living on limited rest gives the world a limited version of who you are.” When you rest you:  Maximize your energy  Handle the unexpected better  Enhance your ability to make good decisionsKirk Byron Jones – “Say Yes to Grace”)
  17. 17. Affirm Yourself & Aspire to Achieve Goals Celebrate Who You Are Celebrate Achievements Evaluate Strengths Assess Skills And WeaknessesiLEAD
  18. 18. Determine Drainers & Fillers What Recharges You? What Leaves You Empty?iLEAD
  19. 19. Leadership begins with you… Listen to Internal Alarm Discover Engage and Influence Drainers/Fillers Disengage Affirm YourselfiLEAD
  20. 20. Q&AWhat’s on Your Mind?
  21. 21.  Say Yes to Grace – Kirk Byron Jones online/blogs/students/archive/2007/02/15 /top-web-tools-for-college-students.aspxRESOURCES