Helping Leaders Reduce Burnout

Practical strategies to help leaders help themselves, and their teams, reduce burnout.

Recognizing that resilience strategies on their own aren’t enough, this session also includes content that addresses the root cause of burnout – workload volume – and provides Leaders with practical tactics to help them diplomatically negotiate some priorities, reduce the load and actually increase productivity. It’s an extremely practical hybrid of the “Managing Expectations & Negotiating Priorities” & “Mastering the Mental Game of Resilience” courses with an additional focus on the business case for self care and how leaders can support their teams with reducing burnout.  It works great on it’s own, or it can provides an awesome “part 2” to “Planning & Prioritizing for Change: Leaders Version”. 

The virtual version of this course is 90-120 minutes & the in-person version is 2-3 hours.

The business case for self care. 

  • Examining the impact of burnout on creativity, innovation, empathy, learning, leading. Ultimately shifting our perspective from “self care is a luxury when I have free time” to “Self care is an absolute prerequisite for my professional success.”.

Your ideal daily routine (to increase self care and reduce burnout).

  • Reviewing easy to implement self care practices that help build resilience and reduce burnout.
  • How to design a short & sweet daily routine that works for you.

Negotiating priorities.

  • A risk analysis exercise to help us prioritize incoming requests and determine when we should be trying to negotiate some of these. 
  • How to use powerful questions (and other core practices) to negotiate certain incoming requests with tact and diplomacy (without using the word “no”).

Bringing it back to our team.

  • Best practices that you can use to support your people in reducing burnout.
Doug Heidebrecht


I help teams and individuals do more with less, reduce stress and carve out more time for their true priorities.