Moving Up from A Plateau

There’s a tongue-in-cheek but possibly true idea called The Peter Principle, which argues that people who do good work get promoted to their level of incompetence, at which point they plateau out and stop getting promoted. This idea is supposed to explain why we find so much incompetence in so many organizations.

Whether or not it’s true, there’s no doubt that even the most productive and successful people can reach a career plateau that’s difficult for them to surpass. Fortunately, a situation like this need not be permanent.