Be Leaderly’s Selena Rezvani Discusses ‘Career Stretch’ & Readiness on SAP Radio

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‘Career Stretch’ & Readiness: Does It Differ From a Gender Lens?

Stretch opportunities – those meaty assignments requiring expertise outside one’s regular duties – are all the rage right now. Companies like them because they provide employees with challenges and new skills, while acting as a trial run of an employee’s competence. Employees like stretch assignments because they signify a temporary opportunity to show their stuff, get exposure to new groups and leaders, and to lean in to an area of interest or passion.

But what factors go into a professional’s decision to raise their hand for a stretch role or assignment? What makes them shrink away?

This week Be Leaderly’s Selena Rezvani served as a guest on Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, Presented by SAP. Together with host Bonnie Graham and panelists Robert F. Solomon Jr., Director of Talent Development with the Network of Executive Women (NEW) and Shuchi Sharma, Global Vice President and Leader of Gender Intelligence at SAP, the group dug into the many factors that make us stretch and challenge ourselves.

We encourage you to listen to the group’s lively analysis of everything from “mansplaining”, to how networks impact the ability to stretch, to insights and advice for overcoming potential roadblocks, to negotiating stretch assignments on one’s own terms. Excitingly, the group also takes a sneak peek of an upcoming research report by Be Leaderly, where we investigate how men and women determine their ‘readiness to stretch’ differently and what factors they consider in their decision making process.

Listen on-demand here!
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105912/career-stretch-and-readiness-gender-lens-differences

Jo Miller

A leading authority on women’s leadership, Jo Miller is a sought-after, dynamic, and engaging speaker, delivering more than 70 speaking presentations annually to audiences of up to 1,200 women. Her expertise lies in helping women lead, climb, and thrive in their corporate careers. Jo has traveled widely in Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East to deliver keynotes and teach workshops for women’s leadership conferences, women’s professional associations, and Fortune 1000 corporate women’s initiatives. Jo is founding editor of BeLeaderly.com. Learn more about her speaking engagements at www.JoMiller.net and follow @Jo_Miller on Twitter.

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