While your immediate supervisors give you action items and project plans, Schemes of Domination usually come down from the Tower of Orthanc, the Galactic Core and the Executive Boardroom. These strategic initiatives usually include taking over a significant portion of the known universe and are lead by Emperors of ancient but hokey religions, half-blood wizard princes, Lawful Evil heroes of level 20 or higher and corporate CXOs.
Grand Moff Tarkin held a staff meeting in which when he relayed the message that, “The regional governors now have direct control over their territories. Fear will keep the local systems in line. Fear of this battle station.” Strategic initiatives such as this one usually end up in catastrophic disaster for the employees that facilitate them.