How could a promotion ruin your career? Isn’t that what everyone wants in return? Yes and no.
Many people think that they want a promotion, but then things start to feel wrong:
- They feel overwhelmed with Impostor Syndrome.
- They feel like they’ve fallen prey to the Peter Principle.
- They feel like they are barely hanging on by their fingertips.
These are all signs that you may have been promoted too quickly. Or, perhaps you were promoted into the wrong position. Companies frequently make the mistake of promoting their highest-performing individual contributors into management.
Now, you dread going to work on Monday morning. You may be living in fear that your incompetence will be discovered and you will be fired.
You no longer feel in control of your job. You’ve lost the confidence that you’re great at what you do.