Your ability to perform as effectively as you once did is compromised. Your performance suffers. The quality of your work goes down. You’re not as sharp as you normally are. Your decision-making isn’t as crisp and decisive. Your communications are unclear and quality leadership is lacking. Others around you may be increasingly frustrated by your behaviors. Your burnout symptoms are beginning to affect them. It’s not that you lack these skills but that you seem unable to summon them when you need them.
On the flip-side of this, even if you did recognize the signs of burnout at work, you may be the type of person who would just “push through.” Nothing is going to remain undone with excellence on your watch. This too is equally as perilous.