Who's in Charge?

A while back, I was talking to a friend about the general level of uselessness typified by CEOs that that scum-sucking, pond-muck sub-species of almost-humans. He argued that in the company he'd just left, the CEO was a "great guy," but all the middle managers were idiots and backstabbers. After arguing about business life in general, we left it at "we're going to have to agree to disagree."

A few moments after I hung up the phone, it struck me that it should have been obvious that the good guy CEO hired idiots and backstabbers to do the dirty work so he could pretend to be half-human. After all, what does upper management do except select and direct middle management? Middle management usually reflects the best intentions of the corner office crowd, not the worst. As the Temptations said,

 Smiling faces, sometimes pretend to be your friend
Smiling faces show no traces of the evil that lurks within(can you dig it?)
Smiling faces, smiling faces sometimes, They don't tell the truth
Smiling faces, smiling faces tell lies and I got proof
 I can dig it.