Let’s face it, having limitless resources would be amazing. But so would inspiring and creating real, sustainable change in our world. Luckily, there are people in this world who do both. Richard Branson* was a high school drop-out with dyslexia and now is one of the most influential people in the world. Take a look at what this billionaire entrepreneur thinks about leadership and relationships. Then, go change the world too!
“A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.” -Richard Branson
“From my very first day as an entrepreneur, I’ve felt the only mission worth pursuing in business is to make people’s lives better. -Richard Branson
“When I was a kid, I had a tendency to criticize. But when I did, my mum would whisk me off to the bathroom to stand in front of a mirror. Ten minutes, never less. To think about how criticism is a poor reflection on the one who criticizes.” -Richard Branson
“Through the right people focusing on the right things, we can, in time, get on top of a lot if not most of the problems of this world. And that’s what a number of us are trying to do.” -Richard Branson
“Fun is one of the most important – and underrated – ingredients in any successful venture. If you’re not having fun, then it’s probably time to call it quits and try something else.” -Richard Branson
“Being a good listener is absolutely critical to being a good leader; you have to listen to the people who are on the front line.”
“My definition of success? The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more successful you will be.” -Richard Branson
“A company is people … employees want to know… am I being listened to or am I a cog in the wheel? People really need to feel wanted.” -Richard Branson
“Train people well enough, so they can leave, treat them well enough, so they don’t want to.” -Richard Branson
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