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Pinpointing: Matching Job Assignments to Employees

Jeffrey J. McHenry

Rainier Leadership Solutions

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AN HR COLLEAGUE and I were having a discussion with one of our vice presidents about providing on-the-job learning opportunities for some key individuals in his organization. “Of course, I support developing high potentials and giving them stretch experiences,” he assured us. “But I've got a business to run. Our goals this year are incredibly challenging. On top of that, we have at least ten key projects we need to complete this year in order to have half a chance to make our numbers next year.” He paused, then smiled a bit skeptically. “If you ...

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