Burnout seems to be everyone’s problem, and this book has solutions. As trailblazers in burnout research, Christina Maslach and Michael Leiter didn’t just clear the path to study the causes—they’ve also discovered some of the cures.
-- Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again
Aspiring and even experienced leaders often don’t know that in order to make sustainable change for both employees and the overall organization, burnout must be a core focus. From experts in burnout research, The Burnout Challenge offers tips and tools needed to evaluate problems and implement solutions. Vital reading for today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.
-- Arianna Huffington, Founder & CEO, Thrive Global
Provides the path to creating a better world of work where people can flourish rather than get beaten down.
-- Marcel Schwantes Inc.
Maslach and Leiter highlight how the way many people are being expected to work is running them into the ground and that the negative feelings come from six key mismatches…The book then goes on to offer ways to measure and address the problem, providing advice on how to create better matches—redesigning work, for example, using actual design principles, such as balance, unity, and rhythm.
-- Financial Times
With the Great Resignation looming large, this timely, practical guide is worth a look for business leaders aiming to foster a healthy workplace.
-- Publishers Weekly
A legendary and lasting contribution from two luminaries of burnout research. As we face a growing rampage of workplace stressors, this book offers concrete, actionable solutions for leaders at every level, reminding us that meaningful innovation can only occur at the speed of trust.
-- Thom Mayer, Medical Director for the NFL Players Association
Maslach and Leiter are the leading scholars on this timely subject, and their research takes today’s necessary discussions about the nature of the workplace to a new level. This outstanding book will make a substantial impact.
-- Professor Sir Cary Cooper, University of Manchester
Managing burnout is one of the most important responsibilities of the twenty-first-century leader. Full of practical tips and tools to do just this, The Burnout Challenge is an essential resource for the leaders of today—and the aspiring leaders of tomorrow.
-- Tasha Eurich, author of Insight: The Surprising Truth About How Others See Us, How We See Ourselves, and Why the Answers Matter More Than We Think
[Maslach and Leiter] offer a well-grounded examination of the causes of widespread job dissatisfaction and burnout along with proposals for solutions…Thoughtful advice for managers and employers.
-- Kirkus Reviews
This book proposes a thoughtful approach to tackling a common and serious workplace problem.
-- Library Journal
Ultimately, Maslach and Leiter are hopeful. The world seems much more receptive to their research now after the pandemic shredded so many assumptions about the way work happens.
-- Jo Constantz Bloomberg
Maslach and Leiter’s crucial insight is that characterizing burnout as a personal issue prevents us from finding lasting solutions. A thoughtful and well researched book about a core issue at the heart of the great resignation. If you want to overcome labour shortage issues, this book helps you create a work environment which does not overwhelm people. Sounds simpler than it is.
-- Christian Stadler Forbes
The Burnout Challenge will help managers everywhere better understand burnout…This book serves as a wise canary for workers and managers in any organization.
-- David Kee Current