Donald Trump first introduced “The Apprentice” in 2004, and the original show has spawned successive seasons, international and celebrity versions, books, studies, and loyal fans since its inception.
Apprentice-wannabees compete in various business challenges and work together to achieve specific goals, until one is ultimately hired by Trump and awarded a salary of $250,000.
What lessons does “The Apprentice” offer Corporate America today?
Where are the Apprentices today and how do they continue to succeed in business?
* Ann Vanino, Author, Leadership on Trial: Lessons from The Apprentice
* Duncan Brodie, Managing Director, Goals and Achievements Limited
* Elizabeth Jarosz, Candidate from The Apprentice, Season 2
* Lauryn Franzoni, VP and Executive Editor of ExecuNet's Center for Executive Careers
* Troy McClain, Candidate from The Apprentice, Season 1
The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States on NBC. Billed as "The Ultimate Job Interview," the show depicted a group of 15 to 18 businessmen and -women competing in an elimination-style competition for a one-year, $250,000 job of running one of host and executive producer Donald Trump’s companies.
Many magazines, newspapers, educational institutions, and organizations like the American Management Association have captured lessons learned from this hit reality show over the past several years.
For example according to The Boston Globe, institutions like Georgetown University and the University of Washington have weaved lessons learned from the show into classroom discussions on everything from what's fair play in negotiations to how to win customers.
In fact, ABC’s news “Working Wounded Blog” cited that 4.8% of people listed The Apprentice as “their main source for information about how to survive the workplace.”
What are the best practices we can capture from the show?
And how can we apply them both inside and outside of the boardroom?
Our panel of guests address these questions and more.