Re: Back in the mid-1990s. . . .
"It's difficult if not impossible to deal with idiocy that's risen to the higher levels of an organisation."
The Peter Principle. "People rise to their level of incompetence".
Then sometimes they get promoted further to get them out of the way. At a certain magic level they merely enter the pool that circulates round businesses. In each case they leave with a golden handshake - only to be immediately snapped up by another company where they introduce their pet business fad that has failed so many times before.