Category Archives: Bullying in the work place

How violent should leadership be?

Make no mistake it is tough out there. Whether you are fighting for customers or some even greater cause, conditions are violent. But as leaders do we have to be violent? Some say we do. Taking the example of sport, … Continue reading

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Melody the man-eating tiger

Lord Sugar described Melody Hossaini as a “tiger” on BBC’s Apprentice Episode 8 . She ate the guys on her team for breakfast! Tom was this week’s team leader, although Melody doesn’t have much time for team work. They were to be … Continue reading

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What happens when you “lose it”?

“Throwing your toys out of the pram” happens to most of us a some point. But if you are a high-profile figure, or have significant influence over the lives of others, for example a teacher or politician, then the consequences … Continue reading

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What happens in Baggs v Sandeesh?

Lord Sugar deftly pitches Stuart Baggs (I’m young) against wide-eyed Sandeesh Samra in the latest episode of BBC’s addictive Apprentice. This week’s two team leaders are equal but opposite. Their performances were equally poor, being separated by less than £40, but for diametrically … Continue reading

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How does Paloma’s strategy fail her?

In this BBC Apprentice episode on selling fashion, Paloma was the one to be fired. Just as I thought it had reached its most dramatic, the Series just got better! As team leader, Paloma needed a strategy to win the task, but from … Continue reading

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How do you solve a problem like Melissa?

My apologies to “The Sound of Music”, but BBC’s Apprentice Melissa Cohen, represents a real conundrum to modern day businesses and communities. In the film, very un-nun-like “Maria” played by screen legend Julie Andrews, represents a big problem for the … Continue reading

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Apprentice Mel: Are they horrible people?

Melissa Cohen’s exit from BBC’s Apprentice episode 4 is the most dramatic yet. She dispenses with the usual programme etiquette of shaking hands and hugs when she gets fired. Instead she rounds on her “colleagues” in front of Lord Sugar and … Continue reading

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