Promoting Leaders? Best to promote High Performers or High Potentials?

Written by Mike O'Neill on Nov 21, 2019 in Leadership Development, Succession Planning
Promotions are still largely a reward for past performance, and organizations continue to assume that the attributes that have made someone successful so far will continue to make them successful in the future. This may explain why there are still a large number of incompetent leaders.


Leadership is an action, not a position. 

- Donald McGannon

The secret to selecting great leaders is to predict the future, not to reward the past. 

- Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic



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