I’ve watched a lot of people struggling in their jobs. And the difference between those who fix the problems and manage to go on to be successful in the role versus those who continue to struggle and often eventually lose that job is very clear: It’s all about what they do with the fact that they’re struggling. Do they bury their head in the sand and avoid confronting the problem, because it’s painful or uncomfortable to stare the problem in the eye, or because they refuse to even see that there’s a problem at all? Or do they put aside their ego and tackle it head-on?
Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the formula that I’ve seen work for people who are really struggling in their jobs. You can read it here.