PREFACE If you've ever had a bad day at work--and who hasn't--then you have an idea of how immobilizing burnout can be. If having a bad day at work has become the standard rather than the exception, then it is likely that you are a victim of job burnout. But work doesn't have to be a chore. There are specific actions you can take, starting today, to beat job burnout and transform work pressure into productivity. Introducing you to these techniques and showing you how to use them is the purpose of this book. Preventing Job Burnout is a practical guide. You will learn what job burnout is, what causes it, and how to assess the burnout potential of your job. And you will learn how to identify what is eroding your motivation and enthusiasm for your job. More importantly, you will learn eight strategies for beating job burnout and preventing it in the future. Preventing Job Burnout is a fun book. As you complete the exercises and carry out the suggested activities you will learn more about yourself, particularly how you function--on and off--the job. Learning about yourself can be fun, and knowing yourself better increases your ability to control your job and your life. When you