Several clients seem to be facing the same issue of waiting for direction from above ( Senior management or their boss) so I thought I would share what I encourage them to do that has proven successful. Don't wait! Proactively come up with a bunch of ideas or solutions to problems, then vet them the best you can... Come up with the top three ideas or solutions and proactively present them up the chain to senior management! Don't include a throw away idea either... Only ones that you firmly believe in. Your leaders will appreciate the effort and that you are taking responsibility.