Last night was week 5 of The Apprentice in the UK. The task to create a brand identity for a new breakfast cereal.
Ignite were led by Marketing Consultant Kimberly with Empire being led by License Development Manager Kate.
Your immediate thought would be the team that won would be the team led by the expert Marketing Consultant. Yet again we saw that being the expert is not always a guarantee of success.
So what did we learn from this week:
At the end of the day, the finished product from the winning team was streets ahead of the losing team and is often the case being an expert does not always result in effective leadership.
You can watch The Apprentice at 9pm on BBC1 or on the BBCiplayer
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 7,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.