If you have been wondering: when should you stay versus when is it time to leave your current position, I suggest you make an informed decision using criteria that is important for you.

Identified below are some of the data points and scenarios that I have experienced or that have been told to me during coaching sessions with clients who are contemplating the pros and cons of staying or leaving their employer. Of course, the information has been disguised to maintain confidentiality.

Is it time to quit your job?  When you are facing a leadership career dilemma: when should you stay versus when is it time to leave, remember to:

  1. Develop a list of criteria that is meaningful for you and your career.
  2. Identify the pros and the cons.
  3. Consider designing a weighted system for analysis.  Some of the criteria will be more important to you than others.
  4. Think about the current situation and also project your current feelings and concerns into the future.  Are you able to predict with a level of certainty whether your concerns will be exacerbated or successfully resolved?
  5. Design your go-forward strategy (regardless of whether you decide to stay or leave) and build in milestones and checkpoints to ensure you are on track.
  6. Reassess your strategy and adjust as necessary.
  7. If you decide to resign, do your homework.  How to Resign Gracefully offers a number of great tips.

A question for you to consider:

  • Should you stay or leave your current employer?



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Christine M. Glasco consults to company executives, business owners and non-profit leaders on career management/career transformation and strategic leadership development solutions.  To request a complimentary copy of Five Tips to Transform Your Executive Career  and to receive Who Needs a One Page Career Plan? You Do!   go to: www.christineglasco.com   Email:  info@christineglasco.com  Phone:  1.940.367.0837

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