It’s important that you continue to assess your skills, development needs, and job situation on a regular basis. Periodic self-evaluations can alert you when the challenges you face are too out of line with, or too different from, the skills and personal resources you have. A recent promotion, a company reorganization, a personal trauma such as a family illness—any of these situations and many others can create severe challenges.

Faced with overwhelming challenges, you may be tempted to deny the challenges exist at all. Or you may want to rely on the strengths and skills you have, only to realize that these are not the skills necessary ...

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