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Accelerating Your Development as a Leader: A Guide for Leaders and Their Managers by Robert Barner

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Why Developmental Assignments Often Disappoint

So far we've discussed how you can accelerate your development as a leader by identifying your career target, prioritizing your development needs, and crafting a detailed development plan. The next step involves identifying the types of job assignments that can support your professional development. The right job assignment can help you assess your readiness to take on broader leadership responsibilities while at the same time broadening your skill base. Well-constructed developmental assignments can also serve as a proving ground for demonstrating untested skills and leadership capabilities to your manager and your senior sponsors. In addition, the right assignment can help lower the risk level ...

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