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Navigating Burnout in Neurodiverse Teams: Parts 1 & 2

By Carole Jean Whittington
May 29, 2024

Looking for help leading and managing your burnt-out team? Or maybe you need support leading while you, the leader, is experiencing burnout? I have a short video series with 5 min action steps to help guide you.

Through the Power of Acknowledgment and these energizing 7 principles I will guide you with quick steps you can take each day to begin shifting your team and you to energized, motivated, connected, and creative.

Part 1

Principle 1: The World is Full of People Who Deserve to Be Acknowledged

Key Insights: Acknowledge someone you don’t know well today. Practice acknowledging strangers to make the world a happier place.

Here are 3 tips to help you get started:

  1. Acknowledge someone along the way today, perhaps the person who served you coffee, or the cashier at the gas station.
  2. Acknowledge a newcomer’s contributions after the meeting ends. (This is a great opportunity to meet them)
  3. When you notice someone doing something with heart today, acknowledge them and let them know that YOU noticed. (Look for the little things)

Part 2

Managers, TeamLeads, and ProjectCoordinators are all asking me daily, “Carole Jean, how do I get my burned-out team motivated? How do I get my team to achieve project goals when they’re burned out?”

Principle 2: Acknowledgment Builds Intimacy

Key Insight: Elevate your relationships today! Acknowledge those closest to you directly and fully.

Here’s how:
Step 1: Take a moment to think about what you value most in your spouse, child, or colleague.
Step 2: Express your acknowledgment with sincerity and detail.
Step 3: Be open to the miracles that can unfold when you share your genuine feelings.

The Power of Acknowledgment by Judith W. Umlas, International Institute for Learning Copyright 2006.

Stay tuned next week for parts 3 and 4 of Navigating Burnout in Neurodiverse Teams!

Carole Jean Whittington

Carole Jean Whittington, a wellness trailblazer, specializes in burnout research and restoration for neurodivergent and disabled adults. Her three-year global research led to the Whittington Burnout Inventory, offering comprehensive insight into burnout. As Chief Energy Officer of Whittington Well-Being, she pioneers methodologies that include areas outside the occupational burnout category. Her acclaimed talk show, Beyond Chronic Burnout, reaches 96 countries with over 550,000 listeners. Author of “Unleashing Sustainable Energy,” Carole Jean guides individuals in mastering energy with science-backed methods. Through The UnVeiling Method and Micro Recharge Lab, she fosters innovation and connection. Carole Jean aims to make burnout history with relentless passion and boundless spirit.

Visit Carole Jean’s social media links to learn more.
Website: https://whittingtonwellbeing.com/
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Carole Jean Whittington

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