Your job is secure. You know that no cutbacks, downsizings, or layoffs will occur for the foreseeable future. So why are you miserable?
If you are a healthy C-level executive, a major cause of your malaise may be a lack of challenge at work, leading to what Dr. Steven Berglas calls Supernova Burnout.
Most senior professionals have an inborn need to achieve. If you are one, sitting idle, being forced to tread water (metaphorically), or assuming a “hurry-up-and-wait” orientation to business is the psychological equivalent of being jailed for a crime you did not commit.
If your corporation has issued a “no growth, be happy you still have a job” 5-year plan, you will want to attend this webcast. Dr. Berglas will explain why this situation can destroy your psychological health, what Supernova Burnout is and how you can prevent it, and if you recognize that you have already experienced this problem, what “self-medicating” steps you can take to stop it from getting worse.