The CEO sets the corporate culture. Working with the founder, they determine the companies' overall mission and core values. They make sure all business is done in conjunction to that mission and according to their core values.
Supposing you are given responsibility for a segment of the business, or a functional role, that involves overall managerial responsibility for 100 people. What's the first priority, after your predecessor (assuming he or she existed) has cleared off?
It's absolutely critical is that you ask yourself this critical question: From a birds-eye view, and across all mediums (from social media to events to face-to-face interactions), how do people experience my organization?
Increasingly, companies have begun to create posts at the most senior level, in corporate headquarters, that have very few people reporting to them, and a huge responsibility for influencing the direction of the company.
Everyone seems to have a strongly held point of view without much evident interest in learning or working toward some common resolution of our differences. It would seem collaboration is fast becoming extinct.