Futurestep has released an interesting study and I’m picking it apart bit by bit. One thing that I found fascinating was a comparison between the things that get you promoted versus the things that will limit your promotability. The following chart shows the competencies most critical for promotion versus the ones most likely to hinder promotion. It found that you get promoted for decisions and results but held back for bad relationships. For those of you who focus on getting results, your good decisions and drive for results will only work so far. Eventually your bad relationships will stall your career.