Succeeding as an organizational consultant. Why the Peter Principle Works. Last Updated Aug 15, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Everyone's heard of the Peter Principle - that employees tend to rise to their level of incompetence - a concept that walks that all-too-fine line between humor and reality. We've all seen it in action more times than we'd like. Ironically, some percentage of you will almost certainly be promoted to a position where you're no longer effective. For some of you, that's already happened.
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" Picture courtesy Flickr user Alex E. Proimos COMMENTARY These days I'm constantly bombarded with books and articles about why leaders, executives and companies fail. It's mindboggling. Most of the "sage" advice is pretty weak, running the gamut from the absurdly obvious to the obviously absurd. This One Leadership Quality Will Make or Break You. Thinkers50. 2013 Ranking: #1 2011 Ranking: #1 Shortlisted: 2013 Thinkers50 Best Book Award Winner: 2011 Thinkers50 Innovation Award One of the world’s pre-eminent experts on innovation, Clayton Christensen topped the Thinkers50 in 2011 and now 2013.
10 Things Managers Should Never Do. Last Updated Oct 25, 2011 11:29 AM EDT We've all had bosses do things we didn't like, appreciate, or respect.
And every manager has done things they later regret. The business world is, by necessity, one of real-time decisions and judgment calls that sometimes turn out to be bad choices, in retrospect. After all, nobody's perfect. We all make mistakes. The Silent Language of Leaders. Know When to Manage Behind the Scenes. Last Updated Aug 5, 2011 4:16 PM EDT Sometimes it is not simply what a leader does but rather how he does it that makes the most impact.
This is a point that David Brooks argued in a recent New York Times column calling for President Obama to be more of a take-charge leader, something he did not do in negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. 5 Things Great Bosses Never Do. Last Updated Oct 18, 2011 11:39 AM EDT What you don't do can make as much or sometimes more impact than what you actually do -- and can also say a lot about your leadership style and abilities as a manager.