Financial Times: Ignites
Employees may believe that they’re capable of a different or more advanced role, but many are unsure of how to demonstrate that potential, says Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching and editor of BeLeaderly.com. These workers often benefit from so-called “stretch assignments” — or projects that push them beyond their usual assignments.
“Raising your hand for a stretch assignment is an ideal way to show you’re capable of more than the role you’re in today,” she says.
Employees working at companies lacking formal programs should talk directly with a manager more senior than their direct supervisor to explore options. These leaders will likely have “greater visibility of new areas the business is moving into,” Miller says. They may also know of projects that need to be staffed on short notice, she says.