Quotation by Laurence J. Peter

In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
Laurence J. Peter (1919–1990), U.S. Canadian author. The Peter Principle, ch. 1 (1969).

The so-called Peter Principle; compare with the Paula Principle: "women stay below their level of competence, because they hold back from promotion." (Liz Filkin, quoted in Observer (London, Oct. 19, 1986)).
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