My boss is getting promoted and they are looking for his replacement. I am not a choice for his replacement (and I didn't expect to be one). But still, I went and asked him as to what it would take for me to get his job someday. He mentioned that I need to learn the ability to set the agenda and not just follow the agenda set by superiors and others. How many of you set the agenda at your work as opposed to follow the goals/objectives and priorities of your boss? If you are not setting your own agenda, what are the reasons for not being able to do so?