1. Focus only on winning and prove yourself to be better than anyone else
2. Surround yourself with ‘yes men’ who are dependent on you
3. Be impervious to criticism and blind to alternatives
4. Isolate youself from the real world
5. Value loyalty more than ability and fitting-in more than expertise.
6. Make political considerations the most important criteria for decisions.
7. Kowtow to anyone you think is more powerful than you —and bully everyone you think is weaker.