Chalk it up to smug satisfaction or something, but when I found Jack and Suzy Welch’s article on the four questions to ask to decide “To Stay or Leave,” I thought I had the definitive answer for analyzing when to leave your current position.
Until the next morning.
Then I started having that brain thing that says that one is missing a thing or two. I shouldn’t have doubts, of course, since these four questions to ask are pretty good:
But they bothered me…as incomplete. Finally, I realized what was bothering me about the four questions…there were more questions to ask. Three more, to be precise. And here they are:
If the probability is more than 50% for any of those three, you run a significantly higher risk — totally out of your control — of losing your job and needing to find another.
Jack and Suzy talk about what you can control. My questions add in the very real things that you can’t control — but need to watch.
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