Is it just me or do you find the Peter Principle to be rather depressing. Even the corollary paints a grim picture
....in time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out their duties" and adds that "work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence." "Managing upward" is the concept of a subordinate finding ways to subtly "manage" superiors in order to limit the damage that they end up doing.In other words, "you're not good at your job, you just haven't reached your level of incompetence yet".
Have a nice day!
Title: The Peter Principle in Action.
Snarky: Our manager said it was a 'meeting opportunity', so I volunteered you. It's well known that I'm opportunity averse.