Are the issues raised by the Peter Principle – rewarding success at work – surmountable through coaching? Robert Yeo reports A recent Harvard Business Review article on The Peter Principle (Benson, Li & Shue, 2018), prompted me to reflect on how coaching could be used to raise ‘the level of incompetence’ and ultimately prevent the paradox from establishing itself and derailing a client’s career. Having previously spent the first half of my career, over 20 years, working in large professional and financial services organisations, I had witnessed the problems the principle identifies first hand.   The Peter Principle The Peter […]

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