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

  • 1h 50m
  • Eileen McDargh
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2020

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.

About the Author

Eileen McDargh is CEO (chief energy officer) at the Resiliency Group, where 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 ranked her number one on its World's Top 30 Communication Professionals list following a global survey of 22,000 business professionals.

In this Book

  • The Age of Burnout
  • What Triggers the Flames?
  • The Organization’s Role in Burnout
  • The Role of Resilience
  • Your Body
  • Your Work
  • Your Relationships
  • Your Soul and Your Stuff
  • Head: Brain Brilliance or Brain Baloney?
  • Heart: Powerful or Pitiful
  • Hands: Set a Fence or be Defenseless
  • Extend a Hand to Others and Yourself
  • Humor: The Energy of Perspective
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