In coaching, clients will often bring career challenges to their sessions. They may feel unappreciated or tell me how bad things are at work.

Often, with a little coaching, they find a path forward. However, when someone is still stuck I tell them they have three choices:

  1. Influence change around them
  2. Change something about themselves
  3. Leave

When the people you lead are unhappy, make it safe for them to explore all three options. In doing this, they will make stronger choices about their path forward. If they choose to leave, then it will come from an informed choice they’ve made for themselves.

You’ve got this.