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Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work



Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work

Michael P. Leiter, Christina Maslach

ISBN: 978-1-118-04668-5 January 2011 Jossey-Bass 208 Pages


In this book Michael P. Leiter and Christina Maslach, the leading experts on job burnout prevention and authors of the landmark book The Truth About Burnout, outline their revolutionary new program for helping everyone in the workplace overcome everyday stress and pressures and achieve their career goals. Banishing Burnout includes the authors’ unique and highly effective Work Life self-assessment test and a customized plan for action that will help transform the individual’s relationship with work and overcome job burnout. The authors outline their proven action plan, which shows how to establish core values, set a personal direction, engage other people, initiate a realistic plan of action, make an impact, and achieve career goals. The book is filled with illustrative case examples from a wide variety of organizations, including corporations, health care institutions, universities, and nonprofit organizations. Each case demonstrates how the use of the Work Life self-survey and the individualized action plan can result in dramatic changes in the daily workplace experience and advance career development.  


Acknowledgments ix

1. Your Job and You 1

2. What Is My Relationship with Work? 23

3. Making a Plan of Action 33

4. Solving Workload Problems 49

5. Solving Control Problems 71

6. Solving Reward Problems 91

7. Solving Community Problems 109

8. Solving Fairness Problems 129

9. Solving Values Problems 149

10. Changing Your Relationship 167

Checking Up 173

Web Site Information 183

About the Authors 185

Index 187