I was nominated for one-week general management course, but I was also been asked for preparing one-two pages essay! As far as I am not native English speaker, I will appreciate any your notices to my text below. Thanks in advance, Serg.
"I believe that my input as an international student from an emerging market economy would prove a valuable asset to this course - as well as to the student group.
Starting to learn English from scratch with the target to start speak in few months and adapting myself to a new business environment when [company name] made acquisition of the company I has been managing were great challenges for me. But in the same time it has brought me unique experience to become a bicultural manager.
This course is a pivotal factor to my ambition target for bringing the best practices into the daily business when I have possibility to do it.
As a manager who is looking for any opportunity to make the business I manage better, I always open to the new knowledge and possibilities to meet interesting persons whom I can learn new experience from. Having some [company name] trainings passed I can value much bigger effectiveness of the courses organized abroad by [company name] against local general trainings in Russia. So, my motivation to be a participant of the course in XXX University is very high!
From this practice-oriented course I expect to have more working tools to implement and use the best-practice principals in daily work. I expect to receive new portion of the inspiring/engagement cocktail to share it among my team leaders. As a Russian manager started my own career in perestroika period and changed my brain with [company name] ideology then, I expect to listen to the guru of the European model business. My expectation also is to expand my view to the problems, to find the most critical aspects faster and be able to concentrate all efforts on the most important direction.
My personal aim is to collect the most possible information, because I understand that all I'll hear at the course is very interesting, cognitional and useful for me. I want to find the balance between Russian fast-decisions and European weighed-decisions models. Discussing [company name] values with top-management of our company is also a topic which I am interested in.
I feel the gap in EH&S ideology and reporting, because in Russia we have different law in this field. In terms of leadership I would like to compare the frequency of the general line-managers meetings in different business units and business cultures.
I expect to bring new ideas taken from others to be implemented in daily business. Getting new working business tool I expect to share it among the team members to be used every day to solve working tasks."