Falling prey to burnout is easy. This condition- marked by exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency- stems from information overload, perpetual “busyness”, and relentless race against the clock.
One important tactic for preventing burnout is to seek out ways to use available resources more wisely.
For instance, delegate responsibilities to staff members eager to develop new skills. And resist the urge to grapple with urgent but unimportant task (such as responding to e-mails).
Instead, schedule set times during the day for checking and replying to e-mails and phone calls.