Monday, May 13, 2013

Lead up

Seth nails it again.


A successful middle manager gets promoted when she takes the right amount of initiative, defers the right amount of credit and orchestrates success. That success might happen despite (not because) of who her bosses are, and that's just fine, because she's leading up.

Read the whole thing. It is exactly the message the Navy needs to put out to its junior officers. Don't wait to have someone "consecrate" you into the role you want.