Foreign policy is determined by elected officials on a four-year window and carried out by career spooks practicing a career. "Look I beat the Soviets" gets Charlie Wilson a Congressional Gold Medal. "Look you're sowing dragon's teeth" falls to Benezir Bhutto.
Management is determined by power-hungry appointees eager to Pareto Principle their way past their competence and carried out by employees who just want to trade their lives for a paycheck.
"Look I decreased our revenue burn by 0.16%" is easy to put on a powerpoint. "Look he made our jobs suck now" is not.