To become a close ally of your boss, follow the rules of trust: rule number 1 is never to surprise the boss. Most leaders have what is called the inner circle. The inner-circle rule states that every leader has a close-knit group of people who s/he confides in for the most key secrets of the job. These are the people who do the errands of the boss for the success of the organization and the “close knit-group”.
In politics, it is called the ruling team. These are people privy and close to top secrets. The next course of action. The winning tricks. The leader’s modus operandi. A great close knit-group or handy team is so sophisticated that can predict the leader’s reaction to any development and will act accordingly, in case the leader is not reachable at the time an issue pops up. That is how companies are run and countries led.