Actress and Host Lisa Rinna got booted from Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice last Sunday and it wasn't a pretty site. Dionne Warwick and Star Jones, flaming Scarletts, were a tough tag team against Rinna and ultimately even Trump agreed, Rinna was out.
Now, according to E!, Jones is filing suit against Rinna for harrassment over tweets posted demeaning Jones. One particularly damaging picture was of Rinna with a cartoon monster with the quote: "Great Shot of Me and Star Jones."
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So what's the deal?
What I know from my work with love sabotage is that Snow Whites don't like Scarletts. Scarletts don't like Snow Whites. And neither of them have much time for Rapunzels. What ends up happening is that women are enraged at each other and rather than banding together to create something good, they undermine each other. Some in numbingly public ways.
Lisa was hurt by the blatant disrespect and lack of support Warwick and Jones displayed. Making it worse, Trump agreed. Being publicly flogged for her weaknesses as a leader, Rinna struggled to defend herself. Even though Jones and Warwick were clearly off the mark in their ideas for the project. Rinna paid the consequences. Her sweet nature wouldn't let her rant and blame. Hello, sister.
Can a Snow White be successful in business? Not for Mr. Trump! His team is better served by the sharp Scarlett style. It would have been interesting to have Ivanka in the room. I wonder how she would have communicated to Lisa.
Here are some of the challenges a Snow White faces in business:
1. Being Sweet: Now everyone LOVES Snow White as a friend or partner. Why? One word: Accommodating. Snow White can't stand for people to be upset with her. She will bend over backwards to avoid conflict. She is compromised in negotiations because she hates going for the jugular. Rinna did NOT want the Project Manager role but accommodated the demands of others. Snow White through and through. Even when she posted the tweet...she used a cartoon style character!
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2. Being Diffuse: Some might call it scattered or even disorganized. Snow White is tremendously creative. When she cooks, the kitchen looks like a hurricane hit it. She can multi-task and work on three projects at the same time. She is able to filter out the non-essential and when she is passionate about her task, her creativity makes real magic. Warwick and Jones not only withheld support and guidance, they raked Rinna over the coals for her very nature.
3. Being Vulnerable Under Attack: Snow White does not attack...unless under extreme stress. Wanting to see the best in others, she does not focus on weaknesses and would never criticize someone in public. Star Jones would be a smart choice as your attorney with her shark like persnality, her Scarlett nature serves her. Snow White's posting of the pic of "Star the Monster" is not the best way to deal with a problem, agreed, but it wasn't all that brutal of an attack either.