Article Discussion – Business Security Weekly #88

June 13, 2018
Dr. Laurence J. Peter's paradox, do senior executives have the wisdom and discipline to get enough sleep, the changing face of B2B Marketing, and the questions the best mentors ask.

Article Discussion on Leadership, Communication, and Innovation

Research: Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence?

  • https://hbr.org/2018/03/research-do-people-really-get-promoted-to-their-level-of-incompetence - The Peter Principle, laid out in a 1969 book by Dr. Laurence J. Peter, describes the following paradox: if organizations promote the best people at their current jobs, then organizations will inevitably promote people until they’re no longer good at their jobs. In other words, organizations manage careers so that everyone “rises to the level of their incompetence.”

Senior Executives Get More Sleep Than Everyone Else

  • https://www.mindful.org/senior-executives-get-sleep-everyone-else/ - Either senior executives, with the help of assistants and hard-working middle managers, do less and take more time for sleep. Or senior executives have had the wisdom and discipline throughout their career to get enough sleep and thereby maintain a high performance level without burning out.

The Changing Face of B2B Marketing

The Best Mentors Ask These 8 Questions

Storytelling for B2B startups: Avoiding ‘buzzword bingo’ to make your wonky enterprise company worth talking about

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