Banishing Burnout: Six Strategies for Improving Your Relationship with Work

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Wiley, Apr 29, 2005 - Psychology - 288 pages
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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.   

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About the author (2005)

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.

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