The Peter Principle and the Saul Syndrome
Because a leader must teach his followers not only to be competent, but to also develop their character as they progress.
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The Saul Syndrome is based on a biblical character named King Saul who crumbled because of his lack of character and integrity. And because of his pride, he disobeyed the Lord's command. Saul’s ability to lead outpaced his character. His skills were greater than his integrity.
Peter principle is about promoting people to their level of incompetence.
Saul syndrome promotes people beyond their integrity and character.
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