Michael P. Leiter

In their paper “Reversing Burnout: How to Rekindle Your Passion for Your Work,” which appeared in the Winter 2005 installment of Stanford Graduate School of Business’ “Stanford Social Innovation Review,” Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter discuss the elements of career burnout, its causes and how to fix it. Burnout, the authors write, stems from a misfit between people and their work, and reversing it requires looking at both the individual and the organization. Most of these mismatches fall into one or all of the following six categories: 1) Too much work and not enough resources. 2) Control issues such as micro-management, lack of

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