Ten Signs of Ego Creep
1. Undue emphasis on the use of titles.
2. Frequent turf wars with other work units.
3. Little or no self-deprecating humor.
4. Denigration or expulsion of dissenters.
5. Increased attention to status symbols, such as office size, parking spaces, etc.
6. Distancing from former associates.
7. Exaggeration of past achievements.
8. Aversion to sharing credit.
9. Results emphasized over the nature and quality of efforts.
10. Status and power trump mission.