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Edward Leon
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I agree 100%!! Several additional issues occur as a result: unqualified persons in position of authority, lower morale among those that care for the organization, and “performance punishment”. I specifically did not call them leaders, as they are not. Also the “performance punishment”, as I like to call it, is where the competent employee gets additional tasks or work because superiors know it will be done well and with minimal supervision. These are usually the work tasks the unqualified person either can’t perform or or avoids. Eventually, the good employee is so overwhelmed in an attempt to do all the additional jobs (and do them well). This can be stressful and can lead to burnout, as these top performers rarely get the recognition or benefit of the extra workload by those inept supervisors.