"Cream may float to the top, but other things float too!"
Ah yes, in many cases the best ("the cream") climbs/rises to the top of the corporate ladder and extraordinary people are recognized with positions of leadership and influence to progress things.
But in other cases, some really bad people (i.e. the sh*t) floats to the top based on lies and baloney promises and payback, malevolent power grabs, undermining of the competition, cronyism, or plain old corruption in the leadership suite.
Yes, both the cream and the crap float to the top.
It is important to recognize who is who, and what is what.
Not everyone who occupies the corner office belongs there.
In some cases, they should never even be allowed in the building.
In the end, you gotta believe that the stars shine, and the sh*t stinks and that's how you know who is at the top when. ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)