Joining us today is leadership expert, keynote speaker and founder of Blueberry Institute, Fleur Heazlewood. Fleur is the author of the best health and wellbeing book in Israel in 2022, entitled Resilience Recipe. Her follow-up book, “Leading Wellbeing,” is a great resource for mental health conversations at work.
With over 20 years of corporate leadership experience, Fleur has changed more than 3,000 people through programs on positive performance, future-fit resilience, and mental health mastery. She helps address the challenges of change, uncertainty, team stress, and top talent burnout.
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Key Take Aways:
Many have experienced burnout and exhaustion because we were used to the culture of prioritizing results, sales, and targets. People come in last. The thing is, organizations can only be sustainable when leaders treat themselves and other people well. Now, we know that burnout is not an acceptable prize for success. If we want high-performing teams, the health and wellbeing of their people must come first.
- A lot of leaders are focusing on the bottom line to the detriment of the people. During stressful situations, leaders double down on what they know, i.e. getting results, sales, quotas done. They do not double down on things that they were not trained to do, i.e. prioritize their people.
- Leaders are in danger of burning out, too. To propel their team forward, they must take care of themselves first.
- By setting boundaries, leaders can identify what they need to be doing and what their teams need to be doing. Burnout is not about balance, it is about boundaries.
- Hybrid work environments have advantages and disadvantages on wellbeing. As humans, we are wired to connect with other people. It is not healthy to function at work solely on a transactional basis.
- We have become “human doings”, not human beings. High performers are seen as human capital, which makes them more vulnerable to burnout.
- One thing that all of us can do is to start our day right. What we do in the first hour of our day sets the tone for the entire day. Monday mornings will also set the tone for the whole week. We all have an hour of our day if only we put down our phones upon waking up.
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