A wise friend once remarked, “When a colleague rests his / her rear on a seat of power the effect is felt in his/her brain. He / she, notwithstanding their training as academics, then confuse a combination of luck and sycophancy, and perhaps a dash of hardwork, with divine right. This right they then exercise, with hubris, in all sorts of wrong ways.”
Buried in that statement there is the recognition that academics like to administer. It being easier to tell others how to resolve their problems than solve their own.