My latest interviewee for the ‘Leadership Mindset’ podcast series was Donna Smith. Donna’s expertise is in avoiding burnout, after having a major incident with this herself over 2 years ago.

Her background was first in the legal profession, followed by 6 years in learning and development. She has now run her own business, Odonnato, for 2 years specialising in helping lawyers who are struggling with burnout.

In the podcast, Donna and I spoke about:

  • The things you should do as a leader to avoid the threat of burnout
  • The signs to look for to indicate you are on a downhill path!
  • The importance of a morning routine
  • Monitoring your self talk to pick up on danger signs
  • Taking good care of yourself.
If you want to learn about all this and more, grab a coffee and join us for a fascinating half an hour.

You can access the podcast:
–    on my website here
–    on iTunes here
–    on Stitcher here
–    You can also search for Leadership Mindset by Tony Brooks on podcast Apps

I trust you will find this podcast interesting and please feel free to share, subscribe and explore others in the series.

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Avoiding burnout - Leadership Mindset Interview - Donna Smith