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Table 15-3. Questions to Ask to Facilitate Learning from a Developmental Assignment

About yourself:

  • What strengths do I bring to this job? What will help me?
  • What are my development needs? What might hinder me from being successful?
  • What aspects of this job might be particularly challenging for me? For example, is the role clear or ambiguous? Will I have the authority I need? How might I overcome any obstacles?
  • What can I learn from this job? What do I w...


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You've just learned how valuable developmental assignments can be to your professional growth. Now use the following list of questions to ensure you get the most benefit from such as assignment.