If you were able to catch clips of last week’s competition, Team Kinetic won the competition. As their reward for hard work and dedication, they did not have to compete in this week’s competition. We find out that Team Kinetic is able to live the life of luxury at Loews Hotel in Santa Monica.
The Loews Hotel is a great hotel in Santa Monica, California. I have driven by there many times when I was visiting my mom. There is a view of the beach from poolside. Team Kinetic was treated to a day of relaxation with a catered brunch, Mimosas, free massages and a nap all day long.
On the other hand it was nothing but work, work, work for Team Arrow. Team Arrow was split up into two teams. Aaron took the lead and volunteered to be the first project manager. No one spoke up, so Michelle was corralled into being project manager for the second team. Poor Michelle, all hell broke loose from there.
If you’re going to be a leader, then you’re going to have to lead strongly. A leader doesn’t have to be loud and aggressive but they do have to have to be confident. This was Michelle’s first mistake. Instead of taking the lead, she was worried about what the other team members thought of her. If there is one thing I have learn as being a manager is the fact that your team members will respect you more, if you lead with confidence.
I think that Michelle’s teammates would have respected her more if she had directed them in the task and created a plan of action.
The task at hand was to create a tour for one of the most highly known tour company in the United States. Team Aaron was right on the mark and Team Michelle missed the mark. It was as if Team Aaron knew everything about Hollywood tinsel town and Team Michelle knew nothing about Hollywood. Just call it being a simple visionary.
Team Aaron was able to see the historical value of Hollywood and all the aspects of being a celebrity. Team Aaron mentioned the Palladium, Mann’s Chinese Theater, The Magic Castle, and much more. They could have also mentioned The Pantages Theater, Capital Records, and many other studios that are in the area.
Team Aaron knew what they were going to be scored on. So they created a focus group of their own. This focus group allowed them to figure out what worked and what they needed to improve on.
As a person in business, there have been many nights when I only had 3 hours sleep. I think that Team Michelle dug graves for themselves when they decided to stay up all night. First of all, the team was dealing with 40-50 degree weather at night and lack of sleep. The team needed to know their physical limits and work accordingly.
Last but not least is drive. I have no idea what Michelle was thinking when she resigned from the project due to the fact that she was staying in a tent. Does she not realize what an opportunity this is? If she had won this competition, Donald Trump and his colleges would have given their Business wisdom freely. She would have been introduced to the luxuries of being a member of the team.
Instead she shows no drive at all and resigns. The woman is in Real Estate and she resigns on National television. I agree with Donald Trump, I would have rather been fired than resign from the opportunity. Did Michelle not think about the possible results of her resignation? The fact that prospective clients may have seen the show and classified her as someone who doesn’t give 100%
As you can see there are a lot of facets to the business world. I hope as a reader you have gained some insight and wisdom from this. Check back next Monday when I point out additional skills and business tips that can be seen on “The Apprentice.”