|General Robert E. Lee|
- Keep your superiors well informed of what you have done, what you are doing, and what you plan to do.
- Regardless of how you feel about your superiors, display a respect for their positions.
- Avoid petty quarrels with your superiors in which you may be right but from which your reputation will suffer.
- Estimate your competitive advantage as precisely as possible, not only to avoid the twin dangers of overconfidence and overcautiousness, but also to sustain your superiors' confidence in your capacity for precise analysis.