What's Your Take on "Quiet Quitting"?

career alignment career burnout team engagement Sep 01, 2022
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In the relative quiet of summer, a catch-phrase “quiet quitting” started trending. There are a myriad of articles already written about the subject. And while some describe Quiet Quitting as doing the bare minimum at work – only doing what’s asked – I like this description by one reporter who says: ‘for some people quiet quitting is just taking a foot off the accelerator’.

When I first wrote NAIL IT!,  I shared my Alta Lake Moment, a story about a career crossroads I was facing back in 2001 of whether to stay in my first profession of public relations or transition to leadership coaching and focus more on my fiction writing. I chose the latter.

In the twenty years that I have been helping professionals maximize their contributions at work, I’ve learned that your career success depends on your career story. Fulfilling your potential is directly proportionate to your ability to clarify, communicate, and achieve your career vision.

Part of my vision has been pursuing my love of fiction writing. I am grateful that I have been able to find  the intersection of these two interests, coaching and fiction writing. I believe that each of us is crafting their own career stories, and I’ve had the privilege to participate in those stories with my clients.

Nail It! was inspired by my desire to help you get where you want to go – whether that’s staying or transitioning to something new. The reality has been that most of my clients want to stay and figure out how to make it work within their current organization. Sometimes you just need a little external help figuring out where to focus to get results. 

To me, the answer to Quietly Quitting is to be clear on what you want, look to yourself to see what’s getting in the way, ask for support and move forward with intention.  

I’m thrilled to have an updated 2nd edition of Nail it! on Kindle. Grab your copy here and be sure to leave a review.

Karen Kelloway, BPR PCC
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