Personally I love the week long residential training programs that all companies seem to send employees on. I’m not sure if it is the getting out of real work, although the work builds up while you are gone, the learning, the social interaction or what. Most of the programs tend to focus on fairly common topics with just enough customisation to ensure the trainers can charge a fortune :-).
Anyways Frank Arrigo is off on the Microsoft version and he has been asked to submit 4 adjectives from his colleagues that describe him. A great way of getting feedback, if people are honest to you. I’m sure he is going to get fantastic feeback.
What happens if a peer describes you as an ego maniac, a narcissist, a push over, slack bastard, political animal you know what I mean.