The Antidote to Sacrifice Syndrome

True confession. I’d not heard the term “sacrifice syndrome” until a few weeks ago. Yet when I did, it put a name to something I’ve seen in leaders across organizations and something I’ve experienced a time or two. It also caused me to recall a time when I narrowly avoided falling victim to sacrifice syndrome myself.

I was working for a company I was loyal to, putting in over thirteen years. I did my…