Can You Live with the Decisions You're Making at Work?

Define your career breaking points before it’s too late - Issue #23

You are going to be asked to do a lot of things during your career. You should expect some requests and tasks, and most will be appropriate. Some activities will feel uncomfortable, even when they are excellent opportunities for your growth. 

However, some requests may be illegal. A few decisions could haunt you for the rest of your life. If you define your non-negotiable boundaries now, you’ll avoid the slippery slope of choices that can damage your career later.

There is a difference between discomfort that helps you grow vs. something that conflicts with your moral compass. For example, you may feel distressed about being asked to do some public speaking. It is personally uncomfortable, but it isn’t wrong. It is stressful, but it will help you grow and accelerate your career.

However, being asked to fire people just because someone else feels that they must be terminated will feel wrong. You need to deal with performance issues, of course. But, it should be your decision based on the …

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