He Didn’t Get His Promotion… 9 Perfect Statements to Cheer Him Up

7. “It was probably because of the compatibility with your boss.” Emphasize that it wasn’t because of his lack of skill or effort.

“When your manager moves, I bet your chances will increase.” Remind him that the political game of promotion always involves a range of aspects, not only his own skills. Refer to a specific example of another individual who was promoted after a management change.