Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters

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Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Aug 4, 2020 - Business & Economics - 192 pages
“Eileen delivers a new perspective on the burnout crisis with humor, good sense, and unique ideas on how to manage our brains. I owe my daily well-being to her. Keep this book at your side to help you glide through your workday.” —Marcia Reynolds, PsyD, author of The Discomfort Zone

It's official. For the first time, the World Health Organization has classified burnout as a health problem. Renowned motivational speaker Eileen McDargh proposes that to tackle it, we must learn to break out of energy-draining thoughts and behaviors.

Resilience, she argues, is strictly a matter of energy management--by better managing your energy, you can both build resiliency and overcome burnout. Breakthrough happens when our energy is consciously distributed to what matters most in our lives. So after a short survey that will tell you where you fit in a burnout and resiliency profile, McDargh helps pinpoint the causes of your burnout and examine the energy demands that keep you from refueling and recharging. She provides an in-depth energy analysis and gives you the keys to master the four dimensions that can give you a resilience breakthrough: head, heart, hands, and humor.

McDargh guides the reader through the process of identifying energy drains and implementing strategies for handling them, whatever phase of life you are in. Her intention is to help you not only to successfully manage work and life demands but also make even larger strides in understanding how to put together a life by design and not by default.

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Burnout to Breakthrough: Building Resilience to Refuel, Recharge, and Reclaim What Matters

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Motivational speaker McDargh (Talk Ain’t Cheap... It’s Priceless!) tackles burnout and how to sustain one’s energy in this sharp work. McDargh explains her first encounter with burnout in 1984, which ... Read full review

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Burnout to Breakthrough is a powerful and timely book. You might not be experiencing burnout but, just like knowing how to give CPR, you can learn to help someone who is. Written with deep experience, wise expertise, passionate concern and rich practicality, it offers insight and instruction in an era of challenge, conflict and contention. I highly recommend it! 


What Triggers the Flames?
The Role of Resilience
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Extend a Hand to Others and Yourself

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Eileen McDargh is a master facilitator, an award-winning author, and an internationally recognized keynoter and executive coach. As CEO (chief energy officer) at the Resiliency Group, she draws on practical business know-how, life experience, and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have included global pharmaceuticals, the US Armed Forces, health-care associations, and religious institutions. In 2019, Global Gurus, a British-based provider of resources for leadership, communication, and sales training, ranked her #1 on the World’s Top 30 Communication Professionals following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

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