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Train Your Replacement
Make sure to leave things in good hands when you move up
Don’t be the person who is so valuable in their current position—irreplaceable, even—that you can’t move up when you are ready for promotion.
Grow your people to be able to do things to your high standards. Make sure the wheels will stay on if you go on vacation, or have a health emergency, or get promoted, or win the lottery.
Look at your to-do list. What can someone else do now? Delegate it. What can someone else do with some of your training? Build their experience levels and their confidence levels. Bring them up. You build a “deep bench” when you prepare them for their next promotion while you prepare for yours.