Is it burnout or boredom?

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If you’re experiencing burnout not because you’re overworked, but because you’re underinspired, it might be time to try thinking inside-out and outside-in.

I held jobs early in my career that look nothing like my work today. Technical internships that involved coding as well as roles in R&D, software, and hardware engineering. A far cry from the executive leadership positions I’ve held since.

Those early roles were great for knowledge building but left me unfulfilled—something was missing. I didn’t know why then—but I understand now. How did I come to this realization? By using a framework that functions on both an organizational and individual level: thinking outside-in and inside-out.

What does that mean?

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