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Munadil Shafat
Student (MBA), Bangladesh
🔥NEW Recently, my employer asked me to lead a particular tough and ailing project. Previously, several others tried to solve the problems of this difficult project and establish a system, but no one was very successful. Nonetheless, it is a very important project for our department's credibility and future. The current state of the project was so cluttered that I was really considering to say: "No". You know, beside this project, I have other regular duties as well! So, it was tempting to just ignore this project and keep on performing my regular job duties. If asked, I could always give an excuse why it wasn't possible to give the project the needed time. However, this was an example of what is called a Stretch Assignment any new project, task or role that is clearly beyond one's current expertise or abilities. And believe it or not, Korn Ferry research has found that a stretch assignment is the most valuable leadership skill-building experience surpassing things like action learning, m (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Benoit Perreault
Business Consultant

Stretch Projects or Goals... The Foundation for Great Leadership!

Hello Munadil. What an interesting topic. As a lea (...)

  Mehul Doshi
CxO / Board, India

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