How many steps are you separated from the CEO?

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For people who work at corporates or organisations with a lot of people. How many management layers are there between you and the big boss? The chief executive officer! El jefe. De baas. The MD. And...

“Have you ever had a great conversation with your CEO?”
— Willem IJssel de Schepper

I'v experienced 0 till (I guess) 7 management layers in my career between me and the highest in command. I learned the most from direct  conversation with the leadership. I learn a lot from my colleagues too.