Five Questions to ask BEFORE Pulling the Plug on a Career
A whopping 27% of my LinkedIn connections have made big career moves or quit altogether in the last 20 months.
A lot of unplanned successions are taking place.
As coach and consultant to mid – market CEO’s, I sometimes get a front row seat to some of these moves.
One CEO stated:” I’m usually OK leaning into a certain amount of unknown, but COVID has pushed things to whole new level.
It has everyone a bit freaked out”
Another CEO confided: “Yeah it’s very weird. Usually, I have a sense of plans and direction, but suddenly all my reference points have been wiped out. It’s hard to know if we’re even moving in the right direction.”
My colleague who headed up a high performing social enterprise for 13 years, very suddenly quit. The main reason ? ” I’m just plain tired and need some space right now. It’s the kind of fatigue that doesn’t go away with a good nights rest.”
Does this sound like you ?
It doesn’t have to be!
There’s no doubt that the worldwide pandemic has forever changed our relationship with work. A lot of fierce questions are being asked.
One thing I recommend in situations like this, is to work through five questions with at least one knowledgeable and trusted friend or colleague.
1. Why do I want to make this change?
2. Is my goal in doing this concrete and measurable?
3. What exactly is my plan?
4. Who will be my support network as I work through change?
5. What am I looking forward to at the end of this process?
Are YOU thinking about a workplace change?
A big move may be the right thing for you. Then again maybe not.
I’ve helped a lot of folks through big changes.
If you need a confidential, experienced advisor to work through some of these things I’d very much welcome your call.
Book a complimentary call with me here.
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