The Makings of a Leader

Saw The Apprentice on TV.  The winner, Randall (i think that’s how his name is spelt) was asked if he would hire the 1st runner up, Rebecca (if i don’t recall her name wrongly) as well.  Randall said no.  His exact words were, “This is the Apprentice, not the Apprenti”.  (The plural, btw, should be ‘apprentices’.  ‘Apprenti’ is french.)

Thought Randall came across as being very petty.  Perhaps he felt that Rebecca was too huge a threat to be working in the same corporation as him.  So better to be evil now than have to worry every day thereafter?

But Rebecca has shown a fierce sense of loyalty in the series.  Hence, given that there’re already quite a few apprentices working in The Trump organisation, wouldn’t it make sense to get Rebecca on his side?

I don’t think a great leader is one because of his capabilities.  A great leader is one who is able to make the best use of people’s talents to achieve goals.

Bigger picture… always see the bigger picture.

3 Responses to “The Makings of a Leader”

  1. 1 mashpot

    hey, i didn’t watch the show, so i don’t know the exact context and tone he used.

    but maybe he meant “apprenti” as in an apprentice who was incomplete (hence incomplete spelling) and therefore not capable enough, as opposed to multiple apprentices…

  2. 2 Iceman

    Yup, thats true. Rudy Giuliani (former Mayor of New York) in his autobiography said that a great leader surrounds himself with great people.

  3. 3 UptownGal

    Mashpot – very creative reasoning. Haha. But no lah. Randall said, “This is The Apprentice. Not The Apprenti. There can only be one winner”. So i guess he just didn’t want Rebecca on board. I didn’t quote his entire reply when Donald Trump asked him if he should hire the gal as well. 🙂

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July 2007