Nice quote I happened to read about one of the smart CEO's Mark Hurd (CEO, HP). This was the remark made during Hurd's earlier assignment, where he grew from an ordinary sales man to a CEO.
"Our theory on people was that you give them responsibility," says Gilbert Williamson, a CEO of NCR during Hurd's rise. "To my knowledge, every time we threw Mark out the window he landed on his feet. So we moved him up a floor, and he landed on his feet again."
This should be a motivation for any one who aims to grow vertically at a good pace with lots of learning without hopping jobs.