A few weeks back, Daphne, who's had the same job title for more than 10 years, finally expressed an interest in applying for a higher-level position, and asked for your support. The only problem was that she had no real qualifications for the job.But you felt compelled to put a good word in for Daphne because of her dependable service on your team. You hoped that your fellow manager would convey to her the need for additional skills and training. He didn't.
And now Daphne wants to apply for nearly every job opening at a higher level than her own—of which there are dozens. You dread the prospect of seeing her disappointed time and again. And you're afraid that you'll look foolish if you recommend her for jobs she shouldn't have. And you're worried that if you don't, she'll be angry and unproductive.So this morning, you stopped for a visit at Daphne's workstation. "Why so much interest in changing jobs?" you ask. "If money ...(register to read more)