We signal our thoughts and feelings to those around us, even when we don’t intend to. Inadvertently, the truth creeps out. So, if you’re unhappy at work, it’s unlikely that you can keep it a secret.

Rather than allowing discontent to fester and intensify, respectfully, take steps to right the situation. For example, you can:

  • Communicate with those who are able and willing to play a role in helping you influence the situation to best advantage of all involved.
  • Work with your perception of the situation. Step back and look at the circumstances objectively, from multiple perspectives. See what new insights emerge that enable you to think differently, and adjust your attitude accordingly.
  • Put your energy into actively searching for your next opportunity.

Before unhappiness oozes out and tarnishes your professional reputation, take action to positively position yourself for continued success.

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