Sage CEO, Stephen Kelly asked Sir Richard Branson at the conclusion of their talk to leave us with a golden nugget from his experience that he’d like to share with all of us.

Branson told this story:

I’ll go back to my childhood. My Mum, if I ever said ill about somebody…she would make me go stand in front of the mirror. I would have to look at myself for 10 minutes. She would say “You can how see badly it reflects on you”.

A good leader must lavish praise on people..must look for the best in people. If you criticize people, just like if you don’t water a flower, they’ll shrivel up. If you praise people, they’ll blossom. We need a lot more love and praise in companies now-a-days.  – Richard Branson


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