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Peter Principle (PEET-uhr PRIN-suh-pal) noun
The theory that an employee within an organization will advance to his or her level of incompetence and remain there.
[After Laurence Johnston Peter (1919-1990).]
"To me, Randell personified the Peter Principle, a popular management
theory of the 1970s which held that you rise to your level of incompetence
-- in other words, you keep getting promoted till eventually you find
yourself in a job that's beyond you."
This week's theme: Syndromes, paradoxes, laws, and principles
Experience is the comb life gives you after you lose your hair. -Judith Stearn
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