Trying to master every detail of your job in order to become an expert is a great strategy for keeping the job you have. But if your goal is to move to a higher level, your expertise is probably not going to get you there. In fact, such mastery often serves to trap you in your current role. […] Of course, we’re not advocating sloppy performance. And we know that skill and knowledge are required for success. But if you want to rise in your field or your organization, expertise will take you only so far. That’s because the top jobs always require managing and leading people who have expertise, not providing expertise yourself.
Authors: Marshall Goldsmith, Sally Helgesen
Subject: Career / Employment