The Fast Track Leads Overseas

When Eric Phillips ended his White House Fellowship two years ago, he was eager to return to American Telephone & Telegraph Co.'s home office in Basking Ridge, N.J., and get his career back on track. Instead, his bosses asked the 10-year AT&T veteran to move to Brussels to manage sales of communication services in Europe. "I didn't want to move my family," says Phillips, 40, "I knew my wife would have to give up a wonderful job. But the company was going global. I had to go."

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