In this job market and this economy, it’s challenging to consider leaving a job. But it’s never a bad idea for any cultural manager to at least ask the question: Am I in the right place, doing the right work? CompassPoint’s Tim Wolfred offers six signs that it might be time to move on. Among them:
- I keep returning to this thought: the organization needs to go in a new direction (or to a new level) and I’m not the right person for it.
- I’m burned out and I know it.
- I don’t think I’m burned out, but other people think I am.
- I can’t stand my board anymore . . . and/or, I can’t seem to please the board no matter what I do.
- My clock is ticking.
- Family roles are calling me.
For most of the above, there are alternatives to departure — such as additional training or professional development, refreshing your perspective with your board (or refreshing your board), or redefining your job or your place within the organization. But even these take proactive identification that there’s a problem to be addressed.
Worth a read, and a ponder.
[Thanks to Barry’s blog for the link.]