Michael Leiter – Author of “The Truth About Burnout”

the Power of Passion: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Leiter

Mike interviews Michael Leiter.

It’s Dr. Michael Leiter in the house! Today, I’ve got a mind-blowing episode to share with you. I recently had the privilege of chatting with the legendary Dr. Michael Leiter, and folks, let me tell you, it was an absolute game-changer. We delved deep into the realms of workplace dynamics, burnout, and the secrets to creating a kick-ass company culture.


So, picture this: you’re thinking about running a company with a whopping 70 people. Sounds like a wild ride, right? Well, Dr. Leiter didn’t just survive it; he conquered it! He spills the beans on the magic ingredient – creating a workplace where people thrive, and you can practically feel the energy resonating in every word.

We’re living in a world where you can work from anywhere, anytime. Dr. Leiter drops truth bombs about the gold mine; this is for tech companies. Imagine building a company where your team can work from wherever their heart desires! That’s the secret sauce for success in the digital age. And trust me, it’s something that has always been valued in the entrepreneurial journey.

Ever wondered what true leadership looks like? Dr. Leiter breaks it down for you. He shares the incredible story of Sam, a leader who had his team following him wherever he went. The secret? Authentic leadership that inspires a genuine buy-in from the people. It’s not just about barking orders; it’s about creating a workplace where people genuinely want to be.

Dr. Leiter’s got not one but two incredible books under his belt, and we dived into the Burnout Challenge. Forget the conventional wisdom that burnout is just about building individual resilience. Dr. Leiter drops a truth bomb – burnout is a workplace problem, not a mental illness. It’s about uninspired employees; the solution lies in a management facelift.

The Burnout Challenge emphasizes that management is the key. It’s about creating a workplace where people feel inspired, fulfilled, and engaged in what they do. It’s not a one-size-fits-all solution; it’s about understanding your team their talents and crafting a workplace that lets them shine. Now, that’s a paradigm shift that can get behind.

I couldn’t agree more with Dr. Leiter and his take on personal responsibility. Life’s too short to be stuck in a job that doesn’t set your soul on fire. If you’re not passionate about what you’re doing, it’s on you to initiate the change. The workplace isn’t a one-way street – it’s a dialogue. Know your agenda, express it, and work with your employer to create a workplace where you can thrive.

Dr. Leiter gives a nod to the great Jordan Peterson, emphasizing the moral obligation to pursue what you find meaningful. In a world filled with noise, this is a beacon of truth. Take charge of your life, pursue your passions, and don’t settle for mediocrity.

Mike Fallat and Michael Leiter talk about the book The Truth About Burnout

Dr. Leiter drops a gem from his reading list – “Good to Great” by Jim Collins. It’s a testament to the transformative power of effective management, a must-read for anyone steering the ship of a company.

In an era of increasing workplace diversity, Dr. Leiter’s insights on understanding different perspectives are gold. Open discussions about what constitutes polite behaviour, cultural awareness, and respecting individual preferences can be transformative. It’s about breaking assumptions and fostering a workplace where everyone feels heard.

A glimpse into the mind of Dr. Michael Leiter. From workplace dynamics to burnout solutions, we covered it all. It’s about creating a workplace that energizes and inspires, where leadership isn’t a title but a lived experience. So, here’s to unleashing the power of passion in the workplace – and remember, you’re the author of your own story.

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About Mike Fallat

Mike Fallat, aka The BookMan, is the owner of Dreamstarters Publishing and the Million Dollar Book Agency. They have helped 300+ entrepreneurs become bestselling authors. His goal is to help 1,000 entrepreneurs publish books and teach them how to use their books as a gateway to generating 7-figures.

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About Dreamstarters Publishing

Dreamstarters Publishing offers ghostwriting, cover design, and everything that is required to take an idea to a finished book (kindle, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook).

The Million Dollar Book Agency is the ultimate marketing CRM system for author-preneurs. Services include automated funnels, lead generation campaigns, book fulfillment, podcast management, press releases, virtual assistants, course development, and more.

Mike also hosts a podcast known as Million Dollar Stories and runs a membership-based site known as Million Dollar Circle. In addition to owning the book business, he invests in self storage real estate.


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