Often times in the podcasts Mark or Wendii will mention the boss' #2. If I am understanding this correctly it means, the boss' second in command, even if that second in command has several peers. "Greatest among equals" comes to mind.
If my understanding is correct, the question I have is: How is this viewed by the broader professional community? Is this something as a manager/director/VP, we should be identifying a #2. How do you do this and not breed resentment among your other directs (spoken or unspoken)?