Presentation on Leadership style of
Submitted to : SLIBM Prof. Twinkle Trivedi
Submitted by: Group No. 7
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Vicky Nagar 11
Richard BransonFounder of virgin group
“The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.”
- Sir Richard Branson
“An Unconventional Leadership Style”
What is Leadership??
Management is doing things right;
Leadership is doing the right things…
- Peter F. Drucker
Leadership is the art of getting someone
else to do something you want done
because he wants to do it…
- Dwight Eisenhower
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson
Born on 18th July 1950 in Blackheath, London.
He is an English business magnate and investor.
Founder & CEO of Virgin Group which contains around 300 companies
of cost over $ 25 billion and total 55,000 employees.
How he began from bottom to top
At the age of16, dropped out from school and moved to London and launch
“Student Magazine”, which did relatively more success.
At the age of 19, founded the “Virgin mail order record company”. Success In
selling mail order records, opening of a record shop then launched own record
label i.e. Virgin Records.
Virgin Record goes
Virgin Atlantic Airways and
Virgin cargo are launched.
launched Virgin Airship &
Virgin Megastore arrives in Japan.
Virgin Publishing(Virgin Books) is
Virgin Express –an European low cost
train –is launched in Brussels.
Virgin Mobile launches Virgin’s first
Virgin launches Virgin Blue.
Virgin launches Virgin Galactic.
Virgin launches Virgin Health Bank.
Virgin becomes the first commercial
airline to fly a 747 on bio fuel as we
demonstrated it in flight.
Around 300 companies in over 30 countries…6
Virgin group continue…
Top companies of virgin group
Virgin Atlantic Airways(USA)
Ability to connect people
Innovative approaches to the business
Love the challenges and always disengage difficulties
Believes in practical knowledge, “Almost everything I’ve learned, I’ve
learned by doing.”
Ability to energize the ambitions of others.
A great strategy maker.
Believes in Employee empowerment.
Not a conventional business man.
Fun is at the core of how I like to do business.
Fun is the secret of Virgin’s success.
Business is not a recipe which could be imitated.
The more you’re actively and practically engaged, the more
successful you will feel.
You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and
by falling over.
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one
Tips for business
Branson said that he did not run his businesses by strategies. Instead,
he keeps a “to do” list, that he writes at the beginning of each day.
Size dose matter : you need to challenge and compete with big brands
to become big yourself.
Haggle : everything is negotiable.
Take it easy, mix fun with work.
Mingle like a common man, go ahead like a bullet.
Be camera friendly.
What do we learn from Sir Richard
Innovation is the key to success
Take the leap of faith
Keep on checking
Stay true to your values
Branson is also known for his personal adventures…
In 1986, smashed the world record for the fastest crossing of the
Atlantic by using Virgin Atlantic Challenger.
In 1987/1991, crossed the Atlantic ocean in the Virgin Atlantic Flyer,
which was the first and largest hot air balloon.
In 2004, set a record by crossing the English channel between
Britain and France on an amphibious vessel.
Awards & Achievements
In 1993, Mr Branson was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of
Technology from Loughborough University.
In 2000, Branson received the Tony Jannus Award for his
accomplishments in commercial air transportation.
In 2007's Time Magazine ranked his as a Top 100 Most Influential
People in the World.
In 2014, Branson received the 2014 Business for Peace Award.
Some stuff you probably didn’t know about
Virgin Media: Their cables laid end to end would reach moon!!
Virgin Cosmetics: Top seller sold in 1 year enough lipsticks to 1 circle the
Virgin trains: 1st European rail operator to use bio-diesel that reducing
Carbon Dioxide emissions by 14%!!
Virgin Atlantic: Since their inception in 1984, they have served over 110
millions meals on-board!!
Where do you put Sir Branson in B & M’s
Would you classify Richard Branson as a
manager or a leader?