Take a quick test: whom do you like and trust more? Your boss, the more senior layer of managers above him, or the CEO in your organization?
Ready? If you are like most people, you prefer your boss to the next layer up, and the next layer up to the following one. You then usually give the CEO some credit and rate her/him higher than senior management. That’s what I’ve personally experienced with every engagement survey I was part of, and is consistent with what top leaders tell me. But even for how we rate our CEOs, proximity