If one is wise enough he/ she would make those in positions of authority over you feel comfortable about their place of superiority, if you overdo it with displays of your talent you run the risk of causing them to feel threatened and insecure. Try to make your superiors appear more brilliant than they are in order to maximize your power standing.
In given situations one should know exactly as to how to utilize their enemies. Friends are open to greed factor. But an enemy which has recently turned in loyalties will have more to prove. However one should also keep in mind not to reveal all their intentions. One should always keep their intentions concealed. This keeps the crowd around you in a guessing game. Create enough smoke and distraction around them which keeps them busy and by the time they realize what has happened, it’s too late.