Today something happened in meeting that I found to be pretty disturbing... It was a monthly departmental meeting, and there were basically two parts. The first part were routine updates, the second part was to present an award to our department head for a service anniversary. After the updates were done, the "second in command" gave the award to the department head...It was really nothing more than a small plaque commemorating "X" number of years of service. It was at this point that things got really, really strange... Each senior staff member gave a presentation, complete with powerpoint slides, that basically outlined why they think this person is so great. Each presenter also verbally expressed tons of adulation, and praise some even going so far as to denounce publicly former employees who had left the group because they did not agree with this persons managerial style. It didn't end there. One of her senior staff members even put together a game that centered around this persons personal life and her professional accomplishments. I, and a few others were actually shocked and left speechless. by all of this. A few even commented that heaping that much praise and adulation on someone is really just not normal. I'm still a little stunned by all of it. In 15 years of working in the field I am in I have never, ever encountered such large amount of ass kissing (may as well call it what it is)...Previous boss's I have worked for would have been embarrassed, and probably angered by all of this, but this person basically ate all this up.. Has anyone else ever seen this???