Somewhere the big man began to lose his grip with mortality. Like old King Saul, no longer "little in his own eyes". Too big and powerful to fail. No input needed, thank you very much. Obviously I must know it all if I got to this place. Who would dare suggest otherwise?
We all need truth-tellers in our lives. Those willing to risk our wrath to remind us we're mortal. As a good friend of mine says, "Feedback is a gift."
(In case you're wondering, the building is The Watergate. Just a third rate burglary...)