In our careers most of us aspire to go up the corporate ladder (with varying degrees of zeal), but most wishing for greater responsibility, autonomy and visibility. So I was surprised when in a recent discussion with my father he told me about the Peter Principle which says that everyone eventually gets promoted to their level of incompetence. Taken to its logical conclusion it means that in steady-state every non front-line employee, i.e. every manager, is incompetent. Great. Glad I’m a manager.