He villainized all who opposed him.
I used to work for someone who never took responsibility for his mistakes. Over time he carried his charade to new heights by placing blame of his shortcomings on co-workers. Without reason, he thought everyone around him should automatically help protect his image and he labeled anyone not willing to participate as “incompetent” or “not a team player.” Eventually things got so out of control, he went as far as to suggest colleagues were trying to weave a plan to ruin his career. I was so pumped the day I received company recognition for the work I was doing, a lot of which was actually his responsibility. How’s that for irony!
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If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month. -Theodore Roosevelt