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May 10, 2010

Leadership: Reboot your creativity with a retreat

In the April edition of the Harvard Business Review, authors Heike Bruch and Jochen I. Menges offer the results of a nine-year study which identifies the increasing phenomenon of organizational burnout.

They suggest that more organizations are falling into what they describe as the "Acceleration Trap.â€

The process begins when leaders ask organizations to rally around a particular initiative. Employees work extended hours, the pace of the project accelerates, goals are achieved and success is realized. Rather than appreciating that this pace works as an exception, the "Acceleration Trap†becomes institutionalized when this "exceptional burst of achievement†becomes the new normal.

Read full article at http://www.biztimes.com/news/2010/4/30/leadership-reboot-your-creativity-with-a-retreat.

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