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Team Building Quotes From Richard Branson

Team Building Quotes From Richard Branson

Richard Branson is an English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Virgin Group, which controls more than 400 companies. In 1972 he opened a chain of record stores called Virgin Records and which was later known Virgin Megastores. During the 1980’s Branson set up Virgin Atlantic airline and expanded the Virgin Records music label. In March of 2000 he was knighted for “services to entrepeneurship” and has become one of the most prominent figures in British culture for his work in retail, music and transport, his taste for adventure, and for his humanitarian work. In 2002, Richard Branson was named  in the BBC’s poll of the 100 Greatest Britons.

We have put together a collection of quotes from Richard Branson, which you can use to motivate and build your team:

“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

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.”
– Richard Branson

“There’s an inherent danger in letting people think that they have perfected something. When they believe they’ve ‘nailed it,’ most people tend to sit back and rest on their laurels while countless others will be labouring furiously to better their work!”
– Richard Branson

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
– Richard Branson

“If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: get there on time. Whether it is a meeting, a flight, an appointment or a date, it’s important to ensure you are there when you say you will be there. This may feel like an old-fashioned tip to give, but it has served me well for five decades in business.”
– Richard Branson

“To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.”
– Richard Branson

“From a young age, I learned to focus on the things I was good at and delegate to others what I was not good at. That’s how Virgin is run. Fantastic people throughout the Virgin Group run our businesses, allowing me to think creatively and strategically.”
– Richard Branson

“My interest in life comes from setting myself huge, apparently unachievable challenges and trying to rise above them.”
– Richard Branson

“A passionate belief in your business and personal objectives can make all the difference between success and failure. If you aren’t proud of what you’re doing, why should anybody else be?”
– Richard Branson

“An exceptional company is the one that gets all the little details right. And the people out on the front line, they know when things are not going right, and they know when things need to be improved. And if you listen to them, you can soon improve all those niggly things which turns an average company into an exceptional company.”
– Richard Branson

“And you know, I’ve had great fun turning quite a lot of different industries on their head and making sure those industries will never be the same again, because Virgin went in and took them on.”
– Richard Branson

“Treat failure as a lesson on how not to approach achieving a goal, and then use that learning to improve your chances of success when you try again. Failure is only the end if you decide to stop.”
– Richard Branson

“My attitude has always been, if you fall flat on your face, at least you’re moving forward. All you have to do is get back up and try again.”
– Richard Branson

“I’m not the sort of person who gives up on things. The first time we crossed the Atlantic in the balloon, it crashed, and we went on and did the Pacific. First time we crossed the Atlantic in a boat, it sank, and we went on and got the record. So, generally speaking, we will pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down, and carry on.”
– Richard Branson

“All you have in business is your reputation – so it’s very important that you keep your word.”
– Richard Branson

“For a successful entrepreneur it can mean extreme wealth. But with extreme wealth comes extreme responsibility. And the responsibility for me is to invest in creating new businesses, create jobs, employ people, and to put money aside to tackle issues where we can make a difference.”
– Richard Branson

“A good leader doesn’t get stuck behind a desk.”
– 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.”
– Richard Branson

“There’s no point in starting a business unless you’re going to make a dramatic difference to other people’s lives. So if you’ve got an idea that’s gonna make a big difference to other people’s lives, then just get on and do it.”
– Richard Branson

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”
– Richard Branson

 

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