"It's about moving off the comfort of continual complaining about the difference between how others behave compared to what my image of how things should be."
Let me guess, you are in corporate communications, a genX PR-pro?
Incompetence in the new HP is not limited to CF Carlyban and the Board and the executive suite.
good luck, you'll need it. When you fail as a company and people are comparing the performance of HPQ of today to the HWP of yesterday, make sure and place the blame on the "old guys" its clearly their fault since they set the performance bar way too high resulting in an unfair comparison for you newbies.
You, and others like you were originally attracted to HWP because of its reputation, which is something that I and others like me built up through our accomplishments.