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Silent Crisis In The C-Suite

Written by: Nicky Espinosa, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


The recession isn’t the biggest problem facing executives. The truth is much more concerning. We are on the verge of a leadership crisis. The pandemic has taken its toll on the c-suite. Our executives are burned out!

These leaders have sacrificed their time, health, and mental well-being to take care of their organizations. And they’ve done it in silence. They are expected to create stability with their teams despite feeling overwhelmed. We want them to inspire confidence despite being stressed and exhausted.

And we are seeing the fallout.

A recent Deloitte survey revealed that almost 70% of executives are considering leaving their jobs. Can you imagine what that might do to the economy?!

With very few organizations having the right mechanisms in place to support their top executives, many are left to figure it out on their own. So, they do what they know best…focus, get up earlier, and work harder.

Listen…If you’re an executive you need to hear this.

Working harder is not working.

In fact, pushing harder is making things worse.

What you need now more than ever is to feel inspired again. You need to get your spark back. You need to simplify so you can have the impact you strive for without sacrificing what fills you up.

When working harder isn’t working, you’ve hit a threshold. You can’t keep going this way. It’s time to stoke the fires of inspiration again. Start by taking a good look in the mirror.

What do you want for yourself now?

How have you changed over the years?

How has the pandemic affected you personally?

What’s important to you at this phase of your life?

Chances are good that you are carrying the burden of expectations that have changed.

You’re likely spending more time than necessary on work that’s no longer a priority.

Emotions might be running the show more than you care for.

And let’s be honest…your ego is keeping you from admitting that this isn’t working.

Enough is enough.

Take a pause.

Ask the questions.


That inspiration is still in there.

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Nicky Espinosa, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine Nicky Espinosa is a leadership expert and executive coach specializing in supporting women executives to reach their full potential. She is a former healthcare executive, author, and professional speaker with 20+ years of senior leadership experience. She is on a mission to close the gender gap in the C-suite by empowering women to confidently level the playing field.



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