Aisha: It’s only a matter of time before I retire and hand over the reins to someone else.
Javier: That won’t happen for years.[audio:http://libsyn.com/media/eslpod/ESLPod824.mp3|titles=ESL Podcast – Grooming a Successor]
Aisha: It’ll happen sooner than you think. I’ve given a lot of thought to the person I want to fill my shoes. After long consideration, I think that person should be you.
Javier: Me? But there are a lot of people who outrank me in this organization and who have more experience.
Aisha: That may be true, but I’ve decided to make you my protégé. I’m taking you under my wing starting now to groom as my successor.
Javier: I don’t know what to say. I’m honored, of course, but aren’t you going to meet with a lot of resistance by choosing me instead of someone more senior?
Aisha: I might, but I have confidence in you. With a little time, you’ll come into your own and you’ll make a fine leader for this organization.
Javier: All I can say is thank you for having faith in me.
Aisha: The opportunity is yours and it’s up to you what you make of it.
Javier: I know that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I won’t let you down.
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