I was able to find some clips of the three finalists pleading their cause to the jury and the result. This answer and question period was much like a job interview: Why should I give this to you? What makes you more qualified than the other two sitting with you? I like the last juryman’s speech in regard to Natalie hiding under Russell’s wing as not being any less dignified than Russell lying, cheating and stealing his way through. I also agree with his pointing out that Russell played the game totally unethically, and he wondered how their positions were switched. I also agreed with his assessment that Mick did not really rise up to being a leader when he saw his team falling apart. He was a good team member, but he did not take initiative to strengthen his team. I am not sure if it would have made a difference with Russell breaking it down, but he could have tried. I also found it interesting that Russell stated his three real-life characteristics revolve around honesty and loyalty. I agree with the girl who said she could not believe that because he did the lying and cheating so well. A person cannot just lie and cheat so convincingly without practice.
It was good to watch survivor because I can see how this relates to the workplace. As I said in a previous post, I think every employee should watch Survivor: Samoa. After watching this I don’t think anyone would go around making alliances behind people’s backs, especially when you can see the obvious damage it does. Granted I only watched the first six episodes, but t was evident right away that the Foa Foa team had a really hard time working together in their challenges. I believe this had more to do with Russell’s undermining than with Mick’s lack of leadership. Watching the end is applicable to jobs as well, more to do with hiring or discipline interviews, but applicable nonetheless. This question and answer time with the jury makes it really evident that you need to have passion and charisma in your answers or your answers won’t be sold.