Being promoted to a VP position is not like any other promotion. It represents a dramatic leap forward into an entire new category of positions in large companies.
If you've been to an annual Sales Kick Off, you know just how much money is spent on these lavish productions - and that's before I calculate the indirect costs of having your top revenue generating team take a few days "off".
Don't get me wrong - I'm all for it.
The questions I kept asking myself over the years were: What’s the winning formula for offsites? Is there a universal formula for producing a highly successful offsite – both in business and HR terms (as far as generating lasting impact and motivation among its participants?
The answer was a resounding YES.