Prepare your own Replacement July 8, 2007Posted by Tariq Ahmed in Career Management.
As you’ve noticed with the Emperor and myself, the Sith operate in pairs, with a master and an apprentice. If something happens to the master, the apprentice can take over. In the business world, it’s equally important to always have your replacement in training and ready to take over.
For most managers, training their replacement is intimidating, but it is essential if you want to move up in the organization. If you’re irreplaceable in your current position, you may be passed up for promotion. If management feels a subordinate could take over, you then are capable of moving up the corporate ladder.
This advice is not only valid for managers, but also for any menial position. From laser cannon operator to Emperor, someone should be your apprentice, so when the opportunity arises, you can reach for the stars.