People who attain positions of power, whether it is C.E.O., Vice President of Sales, C.O.O., Sales Manager, Branch Manager or another position of authority [Dean, Principal, Assistant Principal, Chancellor, Vice Chancellor etc, etc], reach these positions for a variety of reasons. The reasons are not always a result of competency and hard work; these positions are not always earned. Alternative reasons for being promoted to positions of power include:
Nepotism, Politics, Being in the right place at the right time, Personal relationship, Extraordinary suck-up behavior, Being the tallest in the land of midgets.
Failure to recognize the “Peter’s Principle” - Promoted beyond the individual’s ability to handle the new responsibilities.
Success is defined by the quality of leadership at all levels in the organization. Acting like a B.O.S.S. is not a demonstration of leadership...
From: EzineArticles.com, by Rick Johnson