In today’s job world, burnout is a constant threat. Email and smartphones keep us constantly connected. Worse still, we lionize leaders who never rest. Famous CEOs tout 80-hour workweeks and we wear busyness like a badge of honor. Join us to discover the causes of our overwork obsession—and its cure.
In this episode, you’ll discover:
- How technology has affected our workweek and pushed us well over the 60-hour mark.
- One of Winston Churchill’s great “powers” that sustained him through the trials of war.
- The three biggest contributors to burnout (and a simple solution to a complicated problem).
- How overwork is destroying our effectiveness and undermining employee retention efforts.
- A five-ingredient recipe for self-rejuvenation to help you unplug, recharge, and perform better than ever.
You can read the full transcript here.
- The Secret World of Sleep, Penelope Lewis
- When Work and Family Collide, Andy Stanley
- “The '40-Hour' Workweek Is Actually Longer,” Lydia Saad
- “How insane work hours became a mark of American privilege,” Jeff Spross
- "The organizational cost of insufficient sleep," van Dam and van der Helm
- “Elon Musk and the 100 Hour Error,” Michael Hyatt
- "Elon Musk sleeps at Tesla's factory," Seth Fiegerman
- "Why Some Men Pretend to Work 80-Hour Weeks," Erin Reid
- "The North American Workplace Survey," Workplace Trends
- "The Employee Burnout Crisis," Dan Gouthro
- "How Little Sleep Can You Get Away With?" Maggie Jones
- "The Role of Sleep in Interpersonal Conflict," Gordon and Chen
- "Is Overwork Killing You?" Gianpiero Petriglieri
- "Why Do We Work So Hard?" Ryan Avent
- "Has work replaced home as a haven?" Damaske et al.
- "Midday Naps Found to Help Fend Off Heart Disease," Rob Stein
- Jack Nevison
- Colleen Hammond
- Kenny Benge