Given the talent shortage that will be 3X worse by 2020 contractors must look at ways to accelerate their leadership development.
If managed right geographic expansion can be a great tool for developing leadership. The organizational structure has to be setup correctly with the right levels of training, coaching, mentoring and management in place. This is a tricky balance to strike with some of the tactics being counter intuitive.
Don’t underestimate either the value or the challenges of geographic expansion.