Smart bosses give people jobs they aren't ready for

03/18/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The best way to lead is to challenge people to take on roles they aren't quite ready for, says Ingredion CEO Ilene Gordon. Once you've identified energetic workers with ambition and talent, it pays to give them difficult jobs that will take time to master, Gordon explains. "I'm a big believer in ... taking young people and stretching them," she says.

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