the set of characteristics that make a good leader leadership extreme physical and emotional tiredness because of working too much or in continuing conditions of stress burnout made to work too hard overworked to begin to happen or be noticed to arise to give something to someone else to hand over to watch or organise an activity to make sure it is being done correctly to oversee to make someone feel less confident, enthusiastic or willing to try something to discourage the development and use of new ideas and methods innovation