The hardest decision Chief Executives and their talent pros make involves figuring out who to put in the big chairs in their companies. A big chair means running a unit or a division – your titles might be different, but I mean someone who is the Top Dog in a significant part of your operation. Someone who can lead a major part of the business.
Who gets the nod more often the not? The star Operations leader. The #2 somewhere who is lighting it up.
The trap is easy to fall into. Everyone knows not to promote the best salesperson