If you can’t make it a day without lashing out, without listening to other people’s opinions, without ignoring your team to focus on your work, chances are you’re burnt out.
Note: Not that you are approaching being burnt out, but you are burnt out.
The tell in being burnt out isn’t in the quality of work that you deliver (we’ll see that later on), it’s in how you treat the people around you.
It’s a simple test, one we don’t like to admit our score on.
If your score is low, it’s time for a break.
If you’re leading someone who is burnt out, the only thing you should be saying to them – “is go take a break”.