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Why Is Your Boss Bad At His Job? It May Be The 'Peter Principle' At Work

Not every great employee is a great manager.
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Not every great employee is a great manager.

Why do good employees sometimes go on to be bad bosses? Kelly Shue, a professor of finance at Yale University, says it may have to do with what's known as the 'Peter Principle.'

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