Have you ever seen colleagues get promoted only to end up in a position they can’t handle? This “Peter-Principle” was formulated by Laurence J. Peter and states that “an employee is promoted based on their success in previous jobs until they reach a level at which they are no longer competent.” (cf. Wikipedia)⠀

This doesn’t mean of course that no one should ever get promoted. That would just be another way to slowly die out because a company can only grow to the extent its employees grow and develop (themselves).⠀

What we want to keep in mind though is that it seems there may be a certain point in most people’s careers when they reach a level at which they can best put their strengths into action to benefit their companies at THEIR highest level. So getting further promoted isn’t always the best choice ;)⠀

Of course this isn’t to say that you shouldn’t strive to reach higher goals in your career and your life. What you want to do though is to advisedly choose your next position and make sure you can fully operate at your best level.⠀

At the same time you can prepare to beat your competition by implementing this proven strategy on how to get that promotion.