Episode 14: What is Burnout? A Conversation with Special Guest Michael Levitt, Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network

February 4, 2021

Here at CGL, we are passionate about work-life balance. This is one of the main reasons we are a distributed company. 

Burnout is far too common amongst professionals. Finding a balance between the stress of work and real life is more important than ever. I believe it is extremely important to talk about this issue so, in this episode, I discuss it with an expert.

Michael Levitt is the Chief Burnout Officer of the Breakfast Leadership Network. He is a leading authority on burnout, recovery, and prevention. Michael also has a diverse professional background that we will be diving into. Tune in to hear all about his experience with workplace burnout and what to do if you are burnt out.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • The worst-case scenario that burnout caused in Michael’s life. 
  • How he practiced self-reflection after he suffered burnout.
  • Why Michael started the Breakfast Leadership Network.
  • The symptoms of burnout.
  • How Michael helps people who are burnt out.
  • What to prioritize when you are burnt out.
  • The deeper work you must do to heal from burnout.
  • How managers can help keep their employees from burning out.
  • How investing in a program like Michael’s could strengthen your organization and reduce turnover.


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Supporting Resources:


Breakfast Leadership Show with Michael Levitt

Breakfast Leadership Network

Michael’s books

Michael’s email: michael@breakfastleadership.com

Michael on LinkedIn

Michael on Twitter


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