From the Back Cover
Your Step-by-Step Plan for Banishing Workplace Burnout
"Problems at work can hit you hard.
- It hurts so bad.
- I've been done wrong.
- This is not the way it is supposed to be.
- It's driving me crazy.
- I'm mad as hell and won't take it anymore.
- Stop the world, I want to get off.
When burnout hits you, then you've got trouble with a capital T. Burnout is far more than feeling blue or having a bad day. It is a chronic state of being out of synch with your job, and that can be a significant crisis in your life. . . . This book presents a guide to addressing burnout against all odds. The challenge is to find a way of furthering your personal agenda for work in a less-than-completely-friendly environment. We realize that you cannot change this environment all by yourself. But you can learn to manage it more effectively, sidestepping some pitfalls, and turning dubious situations to your advantage."
—from Banishing Burnout
"Exceptional . . . a book for everyone in the workforce! Banishing Burnout will help you assess the most critical components of job success, while also helping you identify and develop strategies for mitigating the challenges and exploiting the opportunities of a less- than-perfect workplace."
—Ron Coley, associate vice chancellor, Business and Administrative Services, University of California, Berkeley
About the Author
Michael P. Leiter is professor of psychology at Acadia University in Canada and director of the Center for Organizational Research & Development, which applies high-quality research methods to human resource issues that confront organizations. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Wellness at Acadia University.
Christina Maslach is professor of psychology and the vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley. She has conducted research in social and health psychology and is best known as a pioneering researcher on job burnout and as the author of the widely used Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). She has written numerous articles and books, including Burnout: The Cost of Caring; the coedited volume Professional Burnout: Recent Developments in Theory and Research; and two prior books with Michael Leiter, The Truth About Burnout and Preventing Burnout and Building Engagement.