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Niki Taylor Makes Firing Easy for Trump, Owns Team Loss on 'Celebrity Apprentice' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 21st 2011 12:31AM
'Celebrity Apprentice''Celebrity Apprentice' (Sun., 9PM ET on NBC) featured a project manager face-off between Gary Busey and Niki Taylor. It was absolutely as crazy as expected, but the results may have been a bit of a surprise to some.

Busey brought the crazy that everyone was looking for, but he brought more than just that. The men took it this week, leaving Taylor and the girls to face Donald Trump in the Boardroom. But then, something revealing happened.

Niki Taylor took full responsibility for the women's loss in the week's project. Trump told her he had tremendous respect for her willingness to not lay blame at the feet of any of her teammates, even if some of it might have been deserved. He seemed surprised and pleased to see her honesty, but the following few moments revealed why you don't see this in the business world.

"Niki, you're fantastic, but other than that, you're fired," Trump told her. In other words, taking ownership of failures gets you fired.

The moral of that story for the real world is to keep trying to pass the buck of any of your failures on those around you to protect yourself. The business world is a cold-hearted and ruthless place, and there's no place for Taylor's brand of honesty and ownership in it.

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D. W3rst

Niki was such a class act too bad Celebrity Apprentice wasn't the place for such integrity.

March 24 2011 at 9:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sid Varma

how about not putting spoilers in the headline? you did it for Apprentice and for Big Love in just one day.

March 23 2011 at 7:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Michael

All I can say if it was me she would have been fired, he did the right thing if you can't understand that your the joke.

March 21 2011 at 9:22 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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james

No, your the joke and Trump is stupid if he can't see that Warwick and Jones both need to disappear.

March 21 2011 at 9:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
james

She just quit tio get away from that bitch Warwick and the other bitch Jones and I can't blame her at all. I hate Dione Warwick, what a useless piece of human defication.

March 21 2011 at 8:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brenne

There are some interesting things about Niki Taylor's "volunteering" to be fired:
1. She knew that she was going to be fired anyway
2. Smartly or cowardly, she took away the opportunity for her to face up to, explain, and possibly learn from her team and Trump's specific criticisms of her mistakes and leadership skills
3. She did not have to face up to the fact that she overreacted to Dionne Warwick's (surprisingly for her) initially calm but understandable question about the whereabouts of their teammate and Niki ally, Hope Dworaczyk.
4.Niki didn't have to explain why she didn't assign her ally, Hope Dworaczyk who has been totally under the radar since the season began, any real task in the camping campaign other than as "positive" energy for Niki.

From the first shows, I thought that Niki was a creative and helpful team member. However, her last show demonstrated poor leadership skills for her in that role on that show. The nice /nasty way that she dealt with Dionne showed less than pretty side to Niki. In addition, Nikki's attempts to minmize Star's questions came back to bite her when her own lack of specificity with an overall view for the entire project caused her failure. Gary's team won despite him. Niki's team lost because of her. I'm just not feeling the total "honor" of her behavior, especially at the end.

March 21 2011 at 8:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kent

So sorry to see that this crap makes AOL headlines.....hardly newsworthy!

March 21 2011 at 7:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BFS Advisors LLC

integrity? BS! Could have been that way, but she decided (with a crinkled nose and a nod) to elimate the AMERICAN flag. Screw her! America has given her the opportunity to be on the show - yes - and crinkle and nod her nose, but it still makes her an ass.

March 21 2011 at 4:14 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
crappy3424

ANYONE WHO VOTES FOR DONALD TRUMP FOR PRESIDENT...IF HE RUNS... IS AND IDIOT, COULD YOU IMAGINE THE SENATE HOUSE? MAKING THEM BICKER , NOT LIKE THEY DON'T NOW BUT I CAN SEE HIS KIDS BESIDE HIM IN THE OVAL OFFICE, WHAT SHOULD WE DO KIDS? LMAO..AND ON HIS REMARK TO LISA ABOUT HER LIPS, WELL DONALD THAT WAS UNCALLED FOR THAT'S LIKE ME SAYING TO YOU YOU SHOULD DO SOMETHING TO YOUR HAIR, IT LOOKS LIKE PUBIC HAIR COMBED AROUND... I COULD SHAVE MY BUTT AND IT LOOK BETTER THAN YOU, BE DIGNIFIED BUT TREAT PEOPLE WITH DIGNITY, YOU CAN RUN THIS GAME/CHARITY WITHOUT BEING SATAN,WHICH I THINK YOU ARE..PEOPLE DO YOU REALLY THINK HE GIVES ALL OF THIS MONEY TO CHARITY? I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM AUDITED..YOU ALSO NOTICE HOW DIONNE ,STARR,GETS THEIR WAY..HE'S SCARED TO BE HIT BY THE NAACP, HE WOULD HAVE TO GIVE THEM MONEY..CHICKEN CHIT..I USED TO LIKE DIONNE, OH SHE'S LOVELY TIL I SAW SHE WAS A JOKE.. ANOTHER CRACKHEAD GONE CRAZY...IT FRIED HER BRAIN.. AND STARR YOU JUST A BUG EYED FREAK..A NEVER WAS..SO YOU CAN'T BE A HAS BEEN..

March 21 2011 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mkayrich

She was not "fired for being honest". She was fired because of her mistakes, and her honesty, though admirable, did not make up for them. It was of course honorable for her to take responsibility, but it didn't make her mistakes go away. That's why being honest if hard. Sometimes it means you have to accept an undesirable consequence. Doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.

March 21 2011 at 3:26 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
blancacunningham

Trump don't appreciate honesty but just people like him. Niki you won.

March 21 2011 at 2:59 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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Sue & Lyle

That would be "Trump DOESN"T appreciate honesty" Just an FYI

March 21 2011 at 3:12 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

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