International Leadership

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International Leadership: Am I the Right Fit?
Jeffrey A. Bolton
University of Maryland University College

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Being selected for this new leadership opportunity was a great honor for me. This was truly a step above opportunity for me and the demands of the position would be a challenge to me and my family. I have never really worked outside the continental United States and this opportunity required me to manage multiple offices of this corporation and some were abroad. I had to ask myself if I truly was the right candidate for this opportunity. Being noticed because of my knack of being a proven leader with positive results with my current employer was great but was I ready to take on a new challenge that had more of a multicultural twist? That was the question I had to find the answers.

I was informed that I was to meet with the CEO of the company at 3:00 PM and I was nervous. If you had a meeting at that time of a day, it usually was not good. I was a nervous wreck as I sat in his office expecting the worse. To my relief, I found out that not only was I not losing my job, I was being offered an amazing opportunity. I was selected as a candidate for a leadership position in an international corporation and I was being heavily recruited by that company based on what they heard about me. Of course, this opportunity brought on additional challenges for me as well as my family because it would require a lot of traveling both here in the United States and abroad to four different countries. I apparently came highly recommended for this position by various leaders who felt I would be the right fit for the position.
I had a lot going through my as I traveled home for the day. The first question I had to ask was how I would present to my wife as this would have to be a big sell since she would be more be absorbing most if not all responsibility for the…...

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