Business executives don’t succeed by quitting when the going gets tough, but the drive to succeed can sometimes lead to ineffectual leadership and an unfulfilling work life. If you’re dissatisfied with your current position, serious introspection may be in order. Consider these 4 signs its time to leave your job to determine if you’re ready to progress to a new sphere.
4 Markers of an Unfulfilling Career
- An unshared vision. No matter how well you’ve mastered strategizing and implementing necessary changes for your company, you cannot be a competent leader if you’re unable to enact change. Many boards hire outsider CEOs for their fresh perspectives, but those newly hired executives sometimes find themselves buried beneath a leadership team’s outdated vision for company growth. If red tape and corporate dissent make your career feel ineffectual, it may be time to start looking elsewhere.
- Lack of commitment to the job. Staying in an unsatisfactory job isn’t the onus of blue-collar workers and recent college grads; business executives often feel a responsibility toward the success of their organization long after they’ve lost investment in their current career. Ultimately staying in an executive position when you’re not 100% committed does a disservice to your team, your clients, and yourself.
- Job dissatisfaction impinges on your personal life. If you’re unfulfilled at work, the time constraints and emotional ramifications often affect your health, your happiness, and your family life. If you find yourself unable to leave the stressors of work in the office, it may be time to consider a new career.
- Overqualification. During the economic recession, scores of highly trained executives took jobs beneath their skill levels. These same executives are now suffering career ennui. As the economy bounces back and career opportunities trickle up to the executive sphere, set your sights on finding a career that challenges and fulfills you.
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