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Do You Know Burnout When You See It? (Harvard Business Review)
There are two types of passive burnout: internal passive and external passive. Internal passive is the hardest to see, which is why companies often use surveys to detect it. The early warning signs include weariness accompanied by feelings of inadequacy and sadness.
Go for quality over quantity. When you have the feeling that leaders are sidestepping or giving perfunctory ‘congrats’— it’s time to cool off on the congratulatory communications. [...] Tune in more to how others’ react, and calibrate the amount you share based on the feedback you receive.
Preemptively establish guardrails to bounce you back toward your internal compass when you enter a session of deep thought. This could look like applying time limits to a topic, removing certain external opinions, or establishing a specific time and place to allow your mind to freely think.