Leadership Lessons

Leadership Advice from Sir Richard Branson


Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sir Richard Branson has a distinctive approach to leadership and results. He emphasizes the importance of developing and retaining fantastic people when he advises leaders to "Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to."

This raises a few important questions to consider as you think about leading your own team:
  • What are you doing this year to help each of your employees develop and hone their knowledge and skills? What is their growth plan? How will it improve their ability to get results?

  • For each of your employees, what is it about their job and working for you that would make them want to stay, regardless of other opportunities?



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