Have any of you been watching the Apprentice? The UK TV programme with Sir Alan Sugar. It has been a brilliant and entertaining TV programme. However, what is your view on Sir Alan Sugar’s management style. Of course, I do not know Sir Alan so my opinion is based on what I see in the TV programme. Don’t you think he is a bit bad tempered? Why would any of the candidates want to work for him? I think his leadership style is a bit old style – bully-boy tactics. I don’t see Sir Alan nurturing or encouraging the winner. I can see him shouting, verbrating and giving them a hard time! His approach might have worked in the eighties but not in today’s 21st Century world. Today, you have to use individuals strengths, support them, coach them, mentor them, and praise them. Today’s successful managers get the best out of their staff by concentrating on their strengths. Have you ever worked for a Sir Allan type? Would you work for Sir Alan?