The Peter Principle. Why is it a bad idea to promote top performers to leadership positions?

In 1969, a professor of education, Laurence J. Peter, and a playwright, Raymond Hull, published a book entitled The Peter Principle [1], which described a management concept called the Peter Principle. It discredited the model of promotion in hierarchical organizations. Laurence J. Peter observed that a person who is competent at their job will earn …

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