10 DAYS IN BRANSON'S BRAIN: DAY 1

10 Days in Branson's Brain: Day 1 1 SA Study University, FET and Bursary Information South AfricaRichard Branson is a man who needs no introduction. Leadership advisor Robin Sharma recently sat down to chat with the Virgin Group founder and serial entrepreneur, who was happy to talk about everything from independence in business to getting lucky.

Sharma came away from the evening with 10 key observations, lessons which he felt we could all learn from Richard. Over the next 10 days we’ll bring you a little insight from the man himself. So begins 10 Days in Branson’s Brain…

Lesson 1: Politeness Matters. Richard Branson was unfailingly polite. He mentioned to me that when he was a kid, if he criticized someone, his mother would make him stand in front of the mirror at home and say, “what you’re seeing in others is really what you’re seeing in yourself. So look in the mirror.” This educated him on the key leadership habit of looking for – and then encouraging – the gifts and talents within other people.



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