Stretch Assignments — Coaching Staff to the Next Level of Performance


Type: Recorded Webinar

Topics: Business and Management; Project Management

Date: October 2012

When is a promising employee ready to take on the next level of responsibility? What kind of support and autonomy does a manager need to provide? How do you coax a reluctant but talented professional to stretch themselves, or coach a go-getter to take calculated rather than impulsive risks? This webinar will explore the range of situations a media communications and technology manager may encounter when using stretch assignments to develop staff. Focus will be on using assessing a person's abilities, affinity, and readiness for the next level of responsibility, as well as coaching techniques a manager can use to maximize the benefits of a stretch assignment for their employee, their clients, and their business.


Peggy O'Keefe, Adjunct Professor, New York University