Ever wondered what it would be like to work under the likes of Trump or Elon Musk? The famous business leaders we know and love have a knack for making it look easy at the top, but who do the public believe would make the best celebrity boss?
A new survey of over 1,000 employees from printing company TonerGiant has revealed who the public believes would make the best first-in-command. Sir Alan Sugar came out on top as the favourite — not surprising when you’ve catapulted to fame and fortune through sheer hard work. The Apprentice TV show has also done a great job of proving he’s a boss that can get you places — and one that’s not to be messed with.
According to the survey, those who took part confirmed that the top five celebrity figures they believed would make the best boss included:
- Sir Alan Sugar – 20%
- Jeremy Corbyn – 16%
- Elon Musk – 11%
- Boris Johnson – 11%
- Donald Trump – 7%
Film, television, and politics have produced a whole host of celebrity bosses that can make your day in the office seem breezy or give you major boss envy. In support of the survey, TonerGiant has also created some humorous business cards for the famous leaders to distribute.
These could be created just at the right time, for the likes of Boris Johnson following his recent departure; but is his career really in danger? Many argue that the cosmopolitan conservative shouldn’t be underestimated, as his determination and self-belief tends to get him to where he wants to be. Traits that any good leader requires!
We imagine there are certain conversations that you’d rather not have with the likes of Sugar or Trump if you were their employee, but it turns out there are a few conversations we find difficult to approach with any boss. Unsurprisingly, the survey revealed that pay is what we find most difficult to discuss at work.
The top five most difficult topics to discuss are:
- Pay – 19%
- Mental health – 15%
- Personal/family life – 14%
- Workplace bullying – 9%
- Meeting/missing deadlines – 7%
It turns out 31% of the UK do currently rate their boss as a good leader, and more than half (51%) believe their current boss can help them to achieve their career dreams.
Does your boss remind you of any celebrity leaders? Are they more of a determined, hardworking Sugar or a big talking boss like Donald Trump?