If a leader is from the production side of things, they will focus heavily on production when they become leader of it all. If they are from the sales or marketing or R&D or accounting side of things, they will focus more on that which they know best – and even avoid functions that are foreign to them.
What function is the MOST important key area for your company to grow? No matter what area you are from, take it on. Become an expert – a real expert in that area. Once you know what you are doing, then you can build a team and lead it to success in that area – which means success of the overall organization.
You may be an expert. It’s time to become the right kind of expert.