Executives go to work every day. There are good days and bad days. That’s normal. When the bad days outnumber the good ones, it leads to a myriad of personal and professional issues including performance problems, stress, boredom, and even depression.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), Major depressive disorder is a leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population each year. The median age for depression is 32.5, and depression and anxiety commonly feed off one another. Executives who generally hold high stress positions are not exempt from either anxiety or depression. However, they are less likely to report their problems or to seek treatment.
There is usually no reason to endure a job that is making you miserable. Taking no course of action to change jobs is actually making a decision to stay in your current job. This decision has consequences just as a decision to quit your current job would have consequences on your career.
Before you rush out and do anything rash, it is important to figure out what exactly is missing in your current job so that you can better evaluate your job and whether or not it is time to look for a new position. Knowledge is power and there is no greater knowledge than knowing where you are in your career and what is missing in your current job.
Complete this exercise to find out what is missing in your current job. When you discover what is missing, call us and let’s discuss what you really want to do to further your career objectives.
What’s Missing in Your Job? – Quiz
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