that work related stress can take on you cannot be overstated.
For example, the suicide rate of doctors is more than twice that
of the general population. Female doctors are 4 times as likely
to kill themselves as the general female population.
While managers don't have such morbid statistics,
people who've never been in
management don't realize how stressful it is.
The owner of a credit bureau in
Louisiana told me the price he paid was quadruple bypass
A manager in Knoxville, Tennessee,
told me she suffered two nervous breakdowns from work related
It seems like there's a syndrome
for everything these days, from HWS (Hurried
Woman Syndrome) to IMS (Irritable Male Syndrome).
But there's nothing in the DSM
(Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) for the
stress that comes with being a manager.
So I labeled it BMS (Battered Manager Syndrome).
- Secretly celebrating when a certain employee calls out sick
more like a babysitter
than the boss
- Feeling like you work for your
employees instead of the other way around
- Anxiety when the weekend is
- Feeling like you’re always
fighting a losing battle
Resentment of people's entitlement mentality and lack of
If any of these sound familiar. Dr. Glenn has a prescription
that will start you on your road to recovery, miraculously fast.
Go home tonight and
plan a vacation.
Even if you don't have a specific date in mind, you'll start benfiting
immediately. Studies have shown the benefit of “Vacation Anticipation” lasts 4 times as long as
the post-vacation increase in happiness.
You owe it to yourself to do this.
You also owe it to your spouse,
especially if pillow talk has turned into you telling him or her
about what an idiot you have working for you.
You also owe it to your company
Burnout, stress, and overwork
don't make you a better manager. They just make you burned
out, stressed out, and overworked.
To Your Success ,
P.S. If you can answer this question, you have BMS: "Whose name and face
popped into your mind when you read about secretly celebrating
when a certain employee calls out sick?"
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