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Improve Your Leadership by Avoiding Staff Burnout March 9, 2010

Posted by dennissommer in Leadership.
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Is leadership and staff performance improvement a goal of yours this year? Avoiding staff burnout is one proven leadership skill you should focus on to create highly productive employees.

For most of us, our business and personal life has been crazy for the last couple of years. Your working 12 to 16 hours a day and working your staff just as hard to keep your business going. Have you ever thought, you could improve your business results by giving your staff some time off ?

I was reminded of this over the weekend before the Cleveland Cavaliers game against Milwaukee. We turned on the TV to find both Lebron James and Daniel Gibson would not be playing. Coach Mike Brown had told Daniel Gibson to take off as much time as he needed for the birth of his first child. He was also going to sit Lebron James for one of two games to give him some rest. Why would he do this ? Mike Brown is not focused on the short term win, he wants to win the championship. He wants his team to be physically and mentally in top form.

Are you thinking about the short term work piling up or the long term success of your business ?

You need to do something if you notice these signs:
— Lower staff morale
— Lower customer satisfaction
— Above average sick time taken
— Work is not getting done as fast
— Work quality is lower than normal
— Your staff looks like a bunch of zombies walking around

To improve your business for the long term, it might be time to give your staff some time off. Give them an unexpected paid day off. For those that have been going above and beyond to make you successful, give them a paid week off.

The result will be a staff that is refreshed mentally and physically. Their work production will increase and help improve your business success.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Dennis Sommer
CEO, Executive Business Advisers

My specialty is helping companies improve their business growth, sales and marketing performance.

Business improvement specialties include: business startup  , business growth , sales , marketing , business coaching , strategic planning and customer retention

Call me today to schedule a free consultation:   800-627-6512




1. Markus Brandstätter - March 20, 2010

Hi Dennis,

you are perfectly right and I have to admit that I experienced that recently by myself. Time is quite difficult at the very moment and we often loose work-life balance. This is dangerous as our health is suffering and thereby business output is suffering.

Thank you for posting this idea.

2. William - March 21, 2010

great article and that’s the same happening on me soon.
Rgds, William

dennissommer - March 22, 2010

Thanks William,

Try to avoid burn-out at all costs. Burn-out can be very destructive to the individual and business. Take action as soon as possible.

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