How to Prevent Promoting People Who Then Fail

Almost every leader I’ve interviewed has promoted people who were high performers in their current job, but failed when promoted. Years ago a popular business book was The Peter Principle (by Laurence Peter), a book that painfully documented how common it was to promote people to their level of incompetence.

Job Descriptions Suck – They Cause Your Mis-Hires

Job Descriptions are often so vague that they lead to preventable mis-hires; Job Scorecards, with measurable accountabilities for everything including competencies, prevent costly mis-hires. Exit interviews have for decades resulted in a common myth: companies conclude that the low performers they fired are just making excuses when they say their failing was because, “They never …

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