Trick question of the week:
How can you lead a healthy community when you are not feeling healthy?
Burnouts are -unfortunately- a common theme in the Tech industry and in DevRel.
Because of our empathy. According to Anjuan and Aneika Simmons who join us for this episode, burnout is the result of chronic stress. As Anjuan puts it: "in DevRel you work with many developers that are under stress and because you care, this stress is projected back at you.".
In this episode, we discuss stress and burnouts in developer marketing and:
- Early signs of burnout
- How to recover from a burnout
- How to make yourself, and your community and team, more burnout-resistant
A hot episode about saying healthy and helping your community grow without burning out.
Anjuan Simmons is a technologist with a successful track record of delivering technology solutions from the user interface to the database. He combines his experiences working at Big 4 management consulting companies as well as small technology startups to implement practical solutions that can be understood and scaled across organizations.
Aneika Simmons is a Full Professor of Management at Sam Houston State University who specializes in organizational behavior, human resources, leadership development, team dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and principles of management.