8. What Is My Attitude Toward My Life in My Firm? 10 Questions Prudent Firms Ask Themselves

by | Culture, Prudence

If your career with your firm ended today, would you be satisfied with the life you have led and your work’s contribution to it?


That’s a big question.


AND, perhaps one you might answer differently on a given day.


Take a minute, look back at your time with your current firm. How do you feel about the time spent?

  • Fulfilled
  • Exploited
  • Underutilized
  • Ignored
  • Unleashed
  • Lukewarm
  • Fired-up
  • Dissatisfied
  • Satisfied

READ: The Purpose of a Leader


Why are you at your current firm?

Are you showing up fully alive or just showing up?

Are you proud of your firm and its reputation?

Are you coming to work with a sense of stewardship or an attitude of climbing as high and as fast as you possibly can?

Would you recommend your firm to a friend or colleague as a great place to work?

Would you recommend your firm to your younger self?



The prudent leader leads with magnanimity and humility.

Magnanimity requires us to strive toward great things with confidence, boldness, and excellence. Humility directs our lives to the service of others, not our own self-gain. Prudence asks us to be present to our circumstances and the choices we make. If the scale between the two is not balanced, question No. 7 gives us the opportunity to rebalance it.


Be prudent.


Curious about the Questions Prudent Firms Ask Themselves? Here are a few:

1. Who Do We Want to Become?: 10 Questions Prudent Firms and Leaders Ask Themselves

2. What Are Our Goals?:  10 Questions Prudent Firms Ask Themselves

3. What Do Our Goals Say About Us? 10 Questions Prudent Firms Ask Themselves

6. Am I Clear on Who I am Being Called to Become?  10 Questions Prudent Firms Ask Themselves



About the Author

Jeff McKay
Founder & CEO
Prudent Pedal

As a strategist and fractional CMO, Jeff helps firms set smart growth strategies in motion. He was the SVP of Marketing at Genworth Financial, the Global Marketing Leader at Hewitt Associates, and held senior roles at Towers Perrin and Andersen. Learn more.

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