Real Leaders

How to Use Engagement as a Driver of Collaboration

Many leaders think about engaging their colleagues. Thinking is good, but thoughts need to result in specific actions. Our most effective leaders embody the specific leadership behaviors that result in the engagement of colleagues. These leaders develop, recognize, inspire, value, engage, respect, and supervise their colleagues. And in doing so, they nurture an environment that […]

Understanding Your Burnout, and How to get Back to Well-being

Each year I give a presentation about burnout and well-being to our recently hired physicians and scientists at Mayo Clinic. During the talk, I ask the participants to raise their hand if they have ever experienced burnout. Five years ago, a few hands would go up. Today, in 2022, nearly everyone in the room raises their hand. Did the […]