One of the peeps at work is taking a bold step, one that could cost him some sleep if he's not careful, but one that in the long run will pay a big dividend. However, there's no way to judge how big that dividend will be, much less how fast it will come. All I know is that he, as well as the rest of us, will be better off because he is doing what he's doing.
And just what is he doing? He's taking a part of his organization up for external review, and if you've never done that, let me tell you know that it's a scary proposition.
Pretty much, you invite people in, give them all the information they ask for, and then sit there while they tell you what they see that you're doing right and wrong. Most smart people want such a review, and our peep is among these smart ones. It is by these reviews that we become better at what we do, rather than sliding along in our own little world as though our Matters of Consequence were all there was. (See The Little Prince for that reference.)
Nevertheless, this fellow is being brave and doing the right thing, and for that, I'm sending him a card.