Learn to identify burnout’s warning signs in yourself and others, and apply a range of tactics for keep it at bay.
No matter how well you manage your time and workload, the pace of life in a law firm can be punishing, which makes burnout a real risk. Burnout occurs when you spend too long exposed to the unhealthy stress we discussed in The Pressure Test. Burnout can make challenges that were once manageable begin to feel insurmountable. It can push your energy, performance, and general attitude into decline. As a lawyer, the sense that your performance has somehow been compromised will inevitably impact...