Promotion is not necessary up!


Are you giving your very best efforts at work? Are you fighting for that promotion? Why? One of the dangers about promotion is that you might get into a position that you can’t handle and then you will suck according to David Burkus. I totally agree with him on this. I have included a short clip from one of his speeches below, watch it and learn. I have a similar view on promotions, as it is not getting a “better” job or more money and responsibility. A promotion starts inside your head and what you are promoting is your knowledge. As a leader you should strive to develop as a human and as a leader, it is you obligation to your employees.

Promotions are leadership development as you evolve as a leader, not what positions you are possessing.

Take a look at David Burkus Why your boss sucks.

If you are interested in reading more about becoming a leader, take a look at this post about the different steps of leadership development.

David Burkus has accepted an invitation to guest blog here at Never Mind the Manager, I am looking forward for his contribution. I hope that you, as I am looking forward to his contribution. Thank you David.

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1 Comment on "Promotion is not necessary up!"

  1. Thanks for helping promote the Ignite talk. I’m looking forward to getting you a few posts.

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