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19 Tips for Success from @RichardBranson - @MelissahStanger

19 Tips for Success from @RichardBranson - @MelissahStanger | Business change | Scoop.it

Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20, and he hasn’t looked back. He’s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business. We’ve compiled 19 of the best tips from his new book — 'Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School': http://amzn.to/S4xLsm

 

 

 

 

1. Don't do it if you don't enjoy it;

2. Be visible;

3. Choose your name wisely;

4. You can't run a business without taking risks;

5. You can't run a business without taking risks;

6. The first impression is everything. So is the second;

7. Perfection is unattainable;

8. The customer is always right, most of the time;

9. Define your brand;

10. Explore uncharted territory;

11. Beware the "us vs. them" environment;

12. Build a corporate comfort zone.

13. Not everyone is suited to be CEO;

14. Seek a second opinion. Seek a third;

15. Cut ties without burning bridges;

16. Pick up the phone;

17. Change shouldn't be feared, but it should be managed;

18. When it comes to making mistakes, bounce back, don’t fall down;

19. Be a leader, not a boss.

 


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Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership

Learning The Softer Side Of Leadership | Business change | Scoop.it

Leaders' primary objective is to empower others to make decisions and take actions that are aligned with the organization’s vision, purpose, and strategy. These nuances are the softer side of leadership, beyond the technical skills that you have already mastered.

 

Leadership is the "eighth wonder of the world." It is better seen and felt than defined and said. It’s easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize.

 

The world’s most impactful leaders in all arenas, from business to government, understand the paradox that although leadership starts with the leader, it’s never about the leader. This wisdom should be emulated and applied by everyone who aspires to leadership.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/yljo4z


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Three Management Gurus Explain Management

Three Management Gurus Explain Management | Business change | Scoop.it

A great post. I think a lot of manager should read and applied these advice. Unfortunately we live in a world where the human side is often forget, and the message in in this post is strong to change that situation. [note mg]

 

Michael Hammer in his book "Agenda" talks about modern managers driven by an economy that is more than ever controlled by the customer. "Managers are rediscovering that business is about execution."

 

He reminds us of the seriousness of watching the cash flow, fulfilling (rather than just getting) orders and the need to go beyond product ideas and focus more on product development.

 

The role of managers is to help their company "devise products and services that satisfy customers and then create and deliver them in a profitable way that satisfies shareholders"...

 

Read more: http://rictownsend.blogspot.com/2012/03/three-management-gurus-explain.html#comment-form


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