Tag Archives: Alan Sugar

When straight talking goes too far

In a recent post on this blog, “Words Fail Me, I’m a Manager,” David Whincup explored the use of euphemisms in the world of employment relations.  This is the world where managers, finding it difficult to look employees in the eye, choose email, or better still, text messages to communicate difficult messages, using such choice … Continue Reading

Performance management the television way

For reasons well beyond me, fans of the BBC show “The Apprentice” welcomed its return to UK television screens earlier this month for the start of its seventh series. For those yet to witness this prime piece of car crash entertainment, the premise is simple. Sixteen of Britain’s alleged “best business brains” (no, really) battle … Continue Reading