The act of awarding someone a promotion to a position of greater responsibility because you think they have potential. This misguided belief asserts that they will achieve greater success if they are given the opportunity to lead. This practice almost universally ends in colossal failure.
Ronnie? Really? That guy has screwed up so many times that he is the poster boy for failure! I would never give him an ounce of responsibility.
Yeah, but I think if we promotivate him it will go a long way. As captain of the team, I really think he’s going to mature into a fine role model, you’ll see!