There are two questions that you should be able to answer every evening after work. Did you do good work? Did you do the right work?
I’ve worked the past several years for State government. I find most people can self-assess and answer if they did good work. However, I get a lot of blank looks when I ask if they have done the right work.
This is a classic result of missing leadership. Without leadership, it’s very difficult to know if you’re doing the right work.