by Brandon Steiner March 22, 2013 0 Comments

You're unhappy at work - for whatever reason - and you're thinking, "Is it time? Do I quit my job?"

Leaving a job seems easy enough. After some possibly uncomfortable conversations, you just leave.

But while you’re leaving something you know, you don’t know what you’re getting into.

So sometimes, before you leave a job, it’s wise to consider how you can stay where you are and still grow.

Start off by taking inventory of all the people you work with who impress you. Make a list of them.

Think about how you might feel working for one of these managers.

Think about your “dream job” at your current company.

The fact is, companies don’t want to lose people they’ve invested time and resources in. But at the same time, they often lose a person’s spirit and drive. And while that person just needs a move to a different department, or a restructuring of the current job, the managers often don’t realize it.

So sometimes you, as the employee, have to ask.

Ask your boss if it’s possible for you to move to a different department. If you might be a good fit working in another area.

Or be more general – ask for help reinvigorating your current role.

My point is: You don’t always have to change companies to change your own job.

Think about the job you want and find out if it’s possible to do that job where you already are.

Before you pack up and head into the unknown.





Brandon Steiner
Brandon Steiner

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Brandon Steiner is the founder and chairman of Steiner Sports Marketing and Memorabilia, the largest company of its kind in America. Considered a sports marketing guru, Brandon is a permanent fixture in the media as a regular on ESPN NY Radio 98.7 FM and as host of "The Hook-Up with Brandon Steiner" on YES Network. He has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, ESPN, and in newspapers including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. The author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports and You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire, Brandon lives in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mara and children Crosby and Nicole.



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