Maradona as an Example of Peter Principle

"In a Hierarchy Every Employee Tends to Rise to His Level of Incompetence" Laurence J. Peter.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

In her blog in, Margaret Grigsby reviews Peter Principle, using as a paradigmatic example the case of Diego Maradona, and his performance as football player and now as head coach of Argentina's national soccer team.

She says: "It is frequent for employees to be promoted based on their functional or technical skills. When doing so they are not taking into account basic Emotional Intelligence principles like relationship skills and empathy with others, which are essential for effective leadership. In these cases...".

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