It is lonely at the top. That’s a fact borne out in my work with senior leaders. The higher up the organization you go, the fewer peers you have. The people giving you advice have their own agendas, not nefarious…
At this point in the year many of us find it hard to settle into work. We may question why we are there at all. Here are some questions to ask yourself about whether it’s time to go.
1: Do I regularly complain about my job to my partner or friends? If you do, chances are they are as tired of you working there as you are. Time to move.
2: Am I bored at work? Do I stretch out tasks, spend longer than I need to getting coffee? If you can do your job with your eyes shut, it’s time to go. Being efficient is great, being so good at what you do that you’re bored, is not.
3. Do I have more than 10 years to retirement? You may be caught at that tough intersection of kids in college and aging parents and you want stability. But if you have more than 10 years to a potential retirement, remember that life is long, and you don’t want to spend it feeling trapped. Time to change.
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