Overwhelming lack of control

When you feel unable to influence decisions that affect your job—such as your schedule, assignments, workload, or the resources you need to do your work—your resilience fades.


Unclear or conflicting expectations

If you’re unclear about the degree of authority you have or what bosses, peers, and direct reports expect from you, you’re likely to feel uneasy and on edge at work.


Mismatch in values

When your values differ from the way your clients, bosses, colleagues, and direct reports conduct business, the mismatch causes inner conflict and the dissonance takes an emotional toll.


Extremes of activity

When a job is extreme or chaotic, it requires constant energy to remain focused. Without the effective management of time, energy, resources, and focus, the “boom/bust” cycles lead to fatigue and burnout.


Dysfunctional workplace

Whether you work with unstable clients, an office bully, undermining colleagues, or micromanaging bosses and coworkers, any type of distressing situation can contribute to unrelenting low-grade or acute stress.


Work-life imbalance

If your work takes up so much of your time and effort that you don’t have the energy to spend time on personal renewal or valued social activities, you hit your breaking point sooner and are less equipped to rebound from the imbalance. 

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Lack of control

When you feel unable to influence decisions that affect your job—such as your schedule, assignments, workload, or the resources you need to do your work—your resilience fades.

Conflicting Expectations

If you’re unclear about the degree of authority you have or what bosses, peers, and direct reports expect from you, you’re likely to feel uneasy and on edge at work.


Mismatch in values

When your values differ from the way your clients, bosses, colleagues, and direct reports conduct business, the mismatch causes inner conflict and the dissonance takes an emotional toll.