It really doesn’t matter what role you hold within an organization, more people than ever are deciding to take time out, whether it is due to family reasons, embarking on a new adventure or simply because they are fed up of feeling burnt out. For many it is also an opportunity to reflect on past achievements and make decisions for the future. Whatever your reasons for considering a career break, it is a personal decision and one that should not be taken lightly.
If you are an executive, I am sure you are familiar with your staff taking career breaks, but is it such a wise idea for you to do the same? The good news
is many organisations and recruiters stating that they are far more open to seeing c-suite resumes which include individuals taking some time out to walk the less trodden path.
Being an executive is a tough job, the pressure is high and the deadlines are tight. So how good would it feel if you decided to put your needs first instead of the needs of your organisation? What if taking a career break would actually lead you to becoming a more confident executive leader?