Seven secrets to lasting career satisfaction

  • Values. What do I like to do? What brings out my best?
  • Vision. How do I want to grow? What do I want to create for myself?
  • Competency. What do I bring to the table? What value do I have, and how should this grow over time? What do I need to get to the next level?
  • Relationships. Who’s supporting me? Who’s in my posse? Who gives me resilience and validation? And who can I learn from?

Executive Coach. I recently changed my job and subconsciously asked myself these questions before I did.

Millennials Don’t Have a Monopoly on Burnout

According to research psychologists, burnout has three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization (or cynicism), and the feeling of personal inefficacy. To measure it, they administer a questionnaire called the Maslach Burnout Inventory, named for Christina Maslach, a leading burnout researcher for four decades.

Maslach and her coauthor, Michael Leiter, identify six main causes of burnout that arise within organizations: too much work, lack of control, too little reward, unfairness, conflicting values, and the breakdown of community. If you experience these in your job for long enough, you’re likely to go home every day feeling empty, bitter, and useless.

The New Republic.