Learn to cherish silence in Bali. During Nyepi, the Hindu New Year, usually around late March or April, everything stops. (Nyepi literally translates to "Quiet!") Balinese law mandates no lights be lit, no work be done, and no travel undertaken during this sacred period. It's an ideal time to reflect on yourself in one of the most luxurious settings on earth. Contact the Bali Tourism Board for more details: bali-tourism-board.com
If overseeing your team feels like herding stray cats, try honing your leadership skills by learning to drive an elephant in Thailand. A three-day program at the Elephant Camp at the Anantara Golden Triangle has you feeding, bathing, guiding, and riding your three-ton charge. Along the way you'll learn the value of patience, perseverance, and even humility. If you can handle an elephant, you'll be primed for those recalcitrant monkeys in your office. The price is $740, which includes room and breakfast.