Stepping Off the Fast Track…Is It Possible to Get Back on the Train?

There has been a theme in my conversations with leaders this past week…several executives talked about being content with where they are at in their careers. Their priorities have shifted. Goals they set years ago are suddenly not as important as they thought they were and they were wondering if this is a bad thing? Shouldn’t they want more? Isn’t it expected that they should keep striving to climb the corporate ladder? Are they committing corporate suicide by openly admitting they are happy with their current role and, for now, are not interested in staying on the fast track?