Professional suicide! Please don’t do it!


To me, professional suicide is when we say to ourselves the following:

  • I am enough!
  • I know it all!
  • These people are so dumb!
  • I am on top of the food chain!
  • I am CXO for a reason!

Basically, professional suicide is when we stop learning from the position of pride. So, we say to ourselves that we know it all.

Rather than self-evaluation, we focus on fault finding in others. As we move above the hierarchies in corporate work, our domain expands but knowledge in given areas always remains limited. For example, as a CEO responsible for the overall business we cannot claim to have an in-depth understanding of the entire company’s processes.

It is time for some self-assessment!

I really hope you are not committing professional suicide!