Why? Rarely do people fail due to some technical deficiency—not being a good enough programmer or being an average accountant. My take: they lack the ability to create followership.
The ability for a high-pot to rise through an organization and keep people wanting to work with her is the number one thing it takes to keep their star rising. When people below you think less of you than what people above you think, you’re on short time. You can make that last for a while, but it will catch up to you.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Why High-Potential Employees Fail – Fistful of TalentFistful of Talent.