It is often said that people are promoted to the level of their own incompetence, there is clearly truth in this in so much that if you were not out of ones depth one would be promoted. We get promoted until we cannot do the job we are assigned. Is it also true that we get promoted until our instincts fail us? I have spent my career doing what feels right, I suppose I think to a certain extend but I mostly just reac. It is usually self evidence to me the correct course of action, how to steer the correct course. As I progress the decisions I am asked to make I have seen others make countless times before, its easy to know the right way as I have seen all the wrong ways. But can I choose a new way?
I am thinking now how easy it is to adjust my view and stop thinking what is best and what will be _seen_ as being best. Does this make sense? Consider bridge, it is easier to downplay a hand than to up-play it. It is easy to take a middle road than to excel. This is true in a a world where everyone is down playing their hand, those few that try to shoot for the moon succeed or fail without trace.
Is our working environment not just setup to promote to the level of our incompetence but to promote as long as our nerve holds?