A must read article about beating burn out in a Type A, start up, or high-stakes, high-paced environment where there is SO MUCH TO DO and you are under the illusion you are the ONE person on the planet who can do it!
For leaders, working smarter, not harder is nothing new, but few of us embrace this on a daily basis and guard ourselves from burn out. Yes it will happen to you...eventually. The goal is admirable for excellence in all things we do, having a high bar of productivity, greatness and creativity, but not managing the beast of an artificial sense of urgency about everything, and having an overinflated ego ...well, that will kill you! A great read with practical tools ... Thanks Roli!
Roli Saxena joined Clever last year to lead customer success. But in a turn of events all too common at growing startups, her role started to expand — and expand. Today, she’s running all of sales, strategic partnerships and operations. Having come up through the ranks at LinkedIn — finally overseeing its largest North American sales division — she was used to having too much on her plate. But even the most seasoned, multitasking executives have their limits. The best ones admit it. “Every so often, I go through a phase where if I don’t manage my focus and my priorities, what needs to happen and what doesn’t — and you know, breathing at the same time — I'll get burnt out,” she says. “It's unavoidable no matter how good or experienced you are.