Facing a flood of confrontation is no easy task. It's not a normal task either.
Staring down a sea of opponents trying to boil your hide would be enough to paralyze most ordinary people and deserves a number among experience-enhanced skills. It takes know-how. It takes guts, wits, and spine.
If you've never dealt with a plurality of daily adversity, you won't know how to handle the unwritten quarter of the job description for executive leadership. This is why many "professional" executives fail—they only have experience in the written job description. Once conflict starts, all written strategies are irrelevant.