So you want to be a leader at work. You pine for the day when you are finally promoted into the right box on the org chart. But until that day comes, your opportunities are limited. Except this plan never works unless are willing to wait for the first of never for your ship to come in.
Athletes have a saying: “Extraordinary talent does not stay on the bench.” My experience in business has been the same. You can try to bury leaders in the org chart, but the talented ones always find a way to shine through. So how does one do that? Here is another excellent article by Amy Gallo of the Harvard Business Review on this very topic. I would hand this to every Gen Y’er who walks into my office wanting to know how to get promoted.