Anton Weasel, Silicon Valley CIO.
Strategy of advancement without commitment to excellence. Rather than achieving quality, it's about controlling the message. Never allow one's true mediocrity or the incompetence of one's staff to be visible to senior management. And all will be well.
It's impossible to build a collaborative, collegial relationship. Unless he perceives a personal advantage, he won't do it.
When the new CEO arrives, he's the first in line for a 1-on-1.