Job burnout and stress begin with day-to-day frustrations, roadblocks, and unmet expectations. These can transform job satisfaction and, ultimately, career choices, affecting the quality of programs, expense to universities, and relationships with the community. A series of innovative statewide workshops involving 97 agents and Extension directors from 100 counties in North Carolina answered the question "There's got to be a better way to . . . " with overarching themes including: invest in yourself and your career; focus, delegate, organize, network, shine, and be efficient.
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Bradley, L., Driscoll, E., & Bardon, R. (2012). Removing the Tension from Extension. The Journal of Extension, 50(2), Article 47. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol50/iss2/47