Think about what government and CEOs ACTUALLY do though.
They listen and delegate. I think of the Adventures of Tom Sawyer as a boy. He would coax all of the boys in the neighborhood to whitewash his fence for him, which was his chore while he sat back with his feet up and took a nap.
People “rise to the top” so they can do LESS, not more. They don’t actually do more – they can delegate more and do less. They do less and less and less of the work the more they make.