Rosetta Thurman from Perspectives from the Pipeline is a nonprofit blogger that I admire. She has a great post about taking on stretch assignments to prepare yourself for future leadership opportunities. From Rosetta:
During last week's panel on African American Nonprofit Leadership, Patrick Corvington from the Annie E. Casey Foundation suggested that there were two foolproof ways for next generation leaders to get dream jobs and develop leadership in the nonprofit sector: 1) Networking and 2) The "Stretch Assignment". People talk about networking to death, so we'll focus on Patrick's second idea for a moment. Patrick is Senior Associate in the Leadership Development Unit at Annie E. Casey, so if anyone can help young nonprofit leaders find their way in the sector, it's him! To read the rest of the article, click here.