Worn out at Work? Twelve Common Workplace Behaviors that Drain Everyone’s Energy – and How to Purge Them in 2011, part 1 of 2

The source of your exhaustion might not be the tasks you’re doing or the hours you’re working – it may be the actions of the people laboring beside you in the ‘salt mines.’ Here are twelve draining behaviors to watch out for – and what you can do to counteract them and create a more nourishing workplace in 2011.

It’s been a long, exhausting year at your workplace. You’re tired, depleted, and quite frankly just done with ‘business as usual.’ You’re laying the blame for your fatigue squarely at the feet of the increased responsibilities and long hours you’ve been facing. But you might be wrong. Working hard – when done with a good attitude in the right environment – can actually be quite invigorating.

In other words, what’s wearing you out at work might not be the work.

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About the Author

Jon Gordon is a consultant, keynote speaker, and the international bestselling author of Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture, The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, and Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else. Jon and his books have been featured on CNN and NBC’s Today show, as well as in Forbes, Fast Company, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. Jon’s principles have been put to the test by NFL football teams and Fortune 500 companies alike. He has worked with such clients as the Atlanta Falcons, the PGA Tour, Northwestern Mutual, JPMorgan Chase, and Publix Supermarkets. To read Jon’s complete biography, click here.

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