Over the past few years, countless people have left their jobs. The Great Resignation gave power to employees to find a better fit that matches their priorities and preferences.

With so much change, now could be a great time to reinvent yourself and explore new opportunities.

But don’t switch jobs just because everyone else is doing it. Leaving your job is a major decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Before leaving your job, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons.

Good reasons to leave your job bring about lasting change and improvement to your life and career. These reasons include if your workplace environment is toxic, such as an unsupportive and negative culture, a poor relationship with your leader, or a conflict with your personal and professional values. If the company doesn’t match your values and priorities, it could be time to move on.

Leaving your job can also be the right decision if there aren’t prospects of growth or advancement and you see yourself staying stagnant. And you don’t have to stick with your career choice. Changing your career direction or finding a better opportunity is a great reason to leave your job.


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However, bad reasons to leave your job are more superficial. In these cases, leaving your job can often be seen as an excuse for not wanting to work to make a change. These reasons include if you don’t enjoy the free food your company provides or are unsatisfied with the extra perks. You may have gotten passed over for a promotion or want more money. Another bad reason is if you are being challenged too much. That’s not to say you need to put up with all of these situations, but they are often solvable with an honest conversation with your leader and extra effort.

Is now a good time to leave your job? Only you can make that decision. But as you weigh the pros and cons, make sure you leave your job for a good reason.


Over the last 15 years, I’ve had the privilege of speaking and working with some of the world’s top leaders. Here are 15 of the best leadership lessons that I learned from the CEOs of organizations like Netflix, Honeywell, Volvo, Best Buy, The Home Depot, and others. I hope they inspire you and give you things you can try in your work and life. Get the PDF here.