The Quality of the Person Above you is Key for your Progress

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Management Consultant, France

The Quality of the Person Above you is Key for your Progress

One thing I learned during my business life is that if you want to progress in any organization, the quality of the person above you is key.
True managers/leaders will think of helping their team members develop and grow, whereas many conventional managers/leaders will not.
Also, a true manager/leader will be ready to "lose" their best team members, allowing them to pursue their career in the fast lane. A less 'altruist' boss will try to keep their more qualified team members, because he/she may fear the loss of that person will have a negative impact on the team as a whole.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

Important Observation in Career Development

Yes! Thank you Daniel for adding this excellent tip.
What you say may sound simple and straightforward, but I estimate that over 99% of the people are either unaware of the significance of the quality of the person above them, or they don't act upon it when they consider a switch to a new job or role.
Never mind your exact salary, forget the brand or type of your company car; the quality of your manager (!) should be a more important criterion to accept a job or let it go by.

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