Category Archives: Teamwork

There’s no KP in TEAM

We’ve all heard that there’s no “I” in TEAM. After being dropped, there is now no Kevin Pietersen either. So why did England omit KP from their crucial final Test squad against South Africa at Lords today? Is there a … Continue reading

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Only the art-less can afford art

It seemed mighty unfair that the girls should lose the task. Kicking off a new series of BBC’s Apprentice, the first task was to design, make and sell printed items. The girls’ team Sterling produced some excellent ideas. Even the … Continue reading

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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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Is the war nearly over? Ashes Day 18

It looks like Ashes victory is in sight by the end of day 3 at Melbourne. But how did England recover from their comprehensive defeat at the “WACA”? And what have been the ingredients of their success here? My view … Continue reading

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English proud of Stella

Stella English was an unsurprising winner for BBC’s Apprentice 2010. She has been exceptionally good from the moment she won the task for the boys in episode 2. This was the best series of The Apprentice I have seen. It … Continue reading

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Victory is sweet: Ashes Day 10

I type in the word “cricket” and before I’ve got to c-r-i the world’s non-cricket lovers have already pressed “delete”! But if you stayed this far, let me tell you, today’s victory of England against arch rivals Australia, in Adelaide, is … Continue reading

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Alex Epstein: was it unfair dismissal?

In BBC’s Apprentice I’m beginning to miss Alex! Did we get the decision wrong to let him go? If business is about teamwork, would we have Alex on our team? Would you trust him? Yes, I think I might. Is … Continue reading

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How to win your task: Stella Apprentice

The contrast between success and failure on BBC’s The Apprentice Episode 2 could not be more clear. Head girl Stella led the boys to victory, while Laura led the girls of St Trinians to nothing. Stella’s team won the task of designing a beach … Continue reading

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The Apprentice: how to get fired

Desperate Dan is the first to get the chop in BBC’s new series of The Apprentice. But where did he go wrong? The first clue is to watch Karren Brady. When she stares in disbelief and starts taking notes, you can … Continue reading

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