Engaging Leadership: Understanding 'Other Duties as Assigned'

Pixey Anne Mosley

Abstract


All employees have at least a small percentage of their responsibilities listed as 'Other Duties as Assigned' or a similar open ended phrase. However, leaders engage in more of this type of activity. While 'Other Duties as Assigned' can result in the opportunity to develop leadership skills, repeated engagement on these extracurricular endeavors can pose professional pitfalls and hazards. This column explores different aspects of this open ended aspect of performance.

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position responsibilities, leadership development

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