I recently took part in a workplace assesment for one of our Leadership programmes with the aim to to help progress my career and help to fill the skills gaps I have identified, mainly my financial and commercial acumen along with management of staff.
Unfortunately I wasnt successful in gaining entry onto the programme due to these skills gaps. The issue I face in my current role is that I have little to no exposure to help me gain the practical experience on those subjects which I feel is something that is holding me back.
Obvious methods to help me gain some experience is to perhaps sit with other departments for a run through of key tasks such as managing budgets, profit and loss etc. however I think this will only help me to a small extent.
Has anyone else had any similar experiences? Id be interested in hearing your stories and gain tips on how I can plug these gaps.
All the best, Terry.