Peter’s principle: A person progresses to the level of his incompetence.
Almost everyone has at least one superior (boss).
We have the following options regarding the superior:
1. THE SUPERIOR IS COMPETENT
This is the best situation, and everyone’s goal is to have a competent superior.
The superior is a good leader.
Learn from your superior and help him with your activities to be even more successful together with you.
2. SUPERIOR IS NEW AND NOT COMPETENT
The superior is currently unconvincing.
The situation is not hopeless: The superior has the opportunity/obligation to acquire the missing competencies in a reasonable time defined in advance.
Give the superior the opportunity to acquire the missing competencies.
3. SUPERIOR IS “OLD” AND NOT COMPETENT
It is obvious that the superior does not want to acquire the missing competencies, regardless of all the problems that arise from it.
He is a bad leader, and the results of the togetherness he leads are far from the potential, needs and desires.
- Determine the status of your superior:
- Based on the established situation (point 1.), you act:
– Support it,
– Monitor its progress,
– Leave it.
You have only two (2) options according to the incompetence of the superior:
- To stay with an incompetent superior and thereby give up success and satisfaction at work.
- Leave the togetherness because your superior is incompetent and look for a superior who will provide you with a successful career and satisfaction.
The competence/incompetence of your superior determines your career.
You have no conditions for a successful career if your superior is incompetent.
Leave your incompetent superior in a hurry if he has no intention of acquiring the missing competencies.
An incompetent superior is a “jackpot” for failure.
If your superior doesn’t want to acquire missing competencies, he doesn’t care about the togetherness he leads.
Incompetent superiors take only privileges, but not the responsibility to lead a togetherness.
Please don’t allow it!