Jacinda Ardern is stepping down as New Zealand PM in early 2023 due to burnout. Photo/Reuters
PERTH – Burnout or fatigue is not only experienced by employees or employees who work in offices. But, political and government leaders also experienced. Due to their severe condition, not a few of them chose to resign.
The demands of work as a leader that requires you to always work perfectly is the main cause of burnout. Apart from that, as public officials, they are always monitored by the public and the media so that their privacy space is very small.
Here are 3 leaders who chose to resign due to burnout reasons.
1. PM of the State of Western Australia Mark McGowan
West Australia’s leader resigned on Monday (29/5/2023). It was a shockingly surprising announcement. Western Australia’s Prime Minister (PM) Mark McGowan stepped down due to burnout after leading the resource-rich state through the Covid-19 pandemic.
McGowan was elected in 2017 and is a politician from Australia’s ruling Labor Party. “I love the challenge of solving problems, making decisions, getting results and helping people. But actually I’m tired, very tired. In fact, I’m tired,” McGowan said, reported by Reuters.
McGowan won a landslide re-election win in 2021, as her Covid-19 response policies were so effective in isolating her state from the rest of Australia. He is also very popular.
Labor now holds 53 of the 59 seats in the state’s lower house. The party is expected to return to power in elections scheduled for 2025. “While the sheer scale of his last election victory earned him a place in Australian political history, I know Mark’s definition of success has always been about giving to people, improving lives and creating lasting progress. ,” said Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese commenting on McGowan’s resignation.