Someone once told me that the best way to get to know a person is by travelling with them to a different place, and after the travelling experiences I've had so far, I couldn't agree more.
You learn a lot about a person - and they learn a lot about you - when in a different environment from the one you're both used to. You also get the opportunity to see life through their eyes for a while - which was the case when I visited my friend, Kanyali in Greece this summer.
I watched a movie the other day about a young, career woman who had been running her own company for a year and a half, and had built it up to the point where she now had 220 employees working for her. However, she was now being requested to hire a CEO to take over some of her management responsibilities because she had too much on her plate; and allocating some of her work to someone else - it was believed - would decrease her workload and, in effect, make her more productive in other areas of her work.
At the beginning, she struggled with this idea. It was obvious that she was reluctant to give up her CEO position, and had a hard time finding someone who she felt was good enough to replace her. But with time, she started warming to the idea; and as the movie progressed, it was slowly revealed why...