Lord Sugar v Piers Morgan

In ITV’s recent interview of Lord Sugar, Piers Morgan seemed determined to probe Lord Sugar’s emotional side. How did he fair?

There’s no doubt Morgan is an effective interviewer, although for my money Lord Sugar got far more amusement for the audience by taking the mickey out of Morgan.

But is Lord Sugar emotional? Does it matter?

Of course he is! We all are. But to be effective in business or in any other area we can’t afford to spend all our time in tears.

On the other hand to feel is to care. Caring improves engagement, naturally. Engagement with others is the foundation of more effective leadership.

Caring starts at home. Lord Sugar movingly described how he regretted not spending more time with his mother.

I watch these shows to learn, and to be entertained. I learn more when I am moved more.

See The Apprentice 2011

About drstevelewis

Good leadership is essential for any project to succeed. I specialise in the most difficult leadership challenges; those involving the way we relate to other people or the way they relate to us. With a background of many years in business and an earlier training in medicine I combine the two in a unique consultancy.
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1 Response to Lord Sugar v Piers Morgan

  1. Farah says:

    I think that the Piers Morgan/Alan Sugar interview will go down in the all time greats.
    Lord Sugar portrayed as the austere, humourless dictator tyrant of “The Apprentice” was a fictitious persona invented for TV. The real man was brought out by Piers Morgan in his interview as a warm, caring, really nice man with a wicked sense of humour. A hint of the mischievous and a wife that is delightful. A marriage lasting that long is a tribute to the man. Sir Alan is shrewd, clever, honest and very human. A lovely man exposed!

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