Have you ever wondered how some people who are terrible at their jobs got their jobs in the first place? Do you scratch your head when unqualified people get promoted way faster than the norm? Do you sometimes get pissed off thinking, “Why them and not me?”
Well get ready. I’d like to discuss three archetypes of people who successfully manipulate their way forward. I’ve come across each one of them at every medium-to-large organization I’ve worked for since 1999. We can probably all relate to each archetype on some level.