Millions of Americans watch "The Apprentice," but sometimes it's just a little hard to see Donald Trump (or, starting next season, Martha Stewart) as a model for managers. Across the pond, though, contestants and viewers of the British version of the show (which is just as popular over there) are learning the ropes from one of the U.K.'s most respected businessmen, Sir Alan Sugar, founder of Britain's computers-and-electronics giant Amstrad (and, of course, the owner of a football—that is, soccer—team).
A self-made multimillionaire from working-class roots, Sugar's followed up his TV success with a book (not yet available in the States) which offers advice that's more down-to-earth and useful than what's on offer in the various books spawned by Trump and the U.S. "Apprentice." Here's some of Sugar's insight:
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"Effective leadership is about earning respect," Sugar writes. "Inspiring others is important,...(register to read more)