Building Leadership

Get Ready for Your Next Assignment

Author(s): Katie Smith Milway, Ann Goggins Gregory, Kathleen Yazbak, Jenny Davis-Peccoud

Published Date: December 01, 2011

Most executives know what their next project or promotion will be well before the day it starts, but too few take advantage of their insider status and the time beforehand to prepare well. That is an opportunity lost.

Your next assignment is your next chance to create results—for your organization and for your career. A smart investment of time and effort up front can make the difference between simply getting by and truly excelling, between a dead-end move and a stepping-stone to bigger and better things.

Combining insights from an ongoing study of how knowledge is best captured and shared, our experience with consulting and executive search clients, and interviews with successful leaders across different types of enterprises, this Harvard Business Review article identifies three practical steps for building your knowledge capital to excel in new roles throughout your career.

 



 



 

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